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IoE Number: 32808
Photographer: Tim Belcher
Date Photographed: 04 April 2007
Date listed: 21 September 1960
Date of last amendment: 15 September 1960
Grade II

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ST 65 NE HIGH LITTLETON BUNGAY'S HILL (north side) 7/68 Rugbourne Farmhouse and attached 21.9.60 garden wall and gate piers (formerly listed as Rugbourne Farmhouse) 11 Farmhouse. Late C17. Squared and coursed rubble with flush freestone quoins, stone openings, copings and double Roman tile roof. South east front of 3 storeys, 5 windows. Ground floor windows are 2-light ovolo mullions with C19 casements, first floor has 3 central cross mullions with 2-light ovolo mullions at either end, upper floor has 2-light ovolo mullions all blocked. Segmental-headed and keyed central doorway with moulded architrave and C19 plank door. C19 ironwork porch. Continuous dripmoulds at 1st and 2nd floor levels. Double span roof with end stone stacks to south east, reconstituted stone stacks to rear. Side walls have keyed oculi to loft space and some large window openings with keyed heads and straight cornices: some blocked, others with 6 pane sashes. Interior. Ground floor left hand room has a contemporary compartmented plaster ceiling of 4 panels with central roundels and corner foliage sprays. Garden forecourt has rubble walls with dressed stone copings and plain gate piers, square on plan, with moulded caps. William Smith the 'Father of British Geology'and Surveyor to the Somerset Coal Canal Company lodged here 1792-1795 . (R.D. Reid, Some Buildings of Mendip, 1979).

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