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IoE Number: 263719
Photographer: Mr Michael Perry
Date Photographed: 28 February 2005
Date listed: 19 April 1961
Date of last amendment: 19 April 1961
Grade I

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ST5312EAST COKER CPNORTH COKER11/161Hymerford House(also known as Grove Farmhouse)19.4.61

ST5312 EAST COKER CP NORTH COKER 11/161 Hymerford House (also known as Grove Farmhouse) 19.4.61 GV I House. C15 and later. Local stone rubble with lime rendering and Ham stone dressings; thatched roof between coped gables; brick end and stone intermediate chimney stacks. Hall house will inserted floors, added C16 front and rear porches and other modifications. 2-storeys West facade of 6 bays with extensions to the South, including Grove Cottage (qv), with projecting porches at bay 5. Bay 1 has 3-light leaded casement windows; bay-2 has 2-lights, the lower being set in a previous doorway; bays 3 and 4 have single tall 2-light pointed arched windows with transomes, C15 tracery, external ferramenta and arched label moulds with square stops; bay-5 porch has outer panelled archway and possibly earlier inner doorway with label with one square stop, one shield, stone seats to sides and 4-panel ceiling with ovolo-mould ribs; above a 2-light cusped arched window under square label, the gable being coped with a ball finial; bay-6 a repeat of bay-1, then comes Grove Cottage (qv). At the rear is a flat roofed extension to bay-6, above which is a C20 doorway set into a newly discovered old doorway, and bay-5 has an extension incorporating a pointed arch doorway; windows mostly modern casements, some leaded, but in South of bay-6 is an early timber casement. Inside, the screens passage is a modern restoration, but with two arches in South wall, one round-headed, one pointed arched; and in the kitchen large cambered arch fireplace using massive stones, with bread oven, spit, salt recess. Hall now divided by intermediate floor. Traces of roof visible at first floor level, including very fine carved eaves plates to front and back walls with some colouring to ornamentation, and apparently jointed crucks, from which the lower joints have been removed. The West porch roof exposed and mostly of original timbers - jointed cruck trusses and rib and panel pitcher ceiling. Remains of various doorways, windows etc., of probably late medieval date. Attached to South side is Grove Cottage (qv), and in grounds former sheep dip (qv).

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