Hymerford House

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Hymerford House
Native name Grove Farm
West Hall - geograph.org.uk - 1239504.jpg
Hymerford House
Location East Coker, Somerset, England
Coordinates 50°55′07″N 2°39′04″W / 50.91861°N 2.65111°W / 50.91861; -2.65111Coordinates: 50°55′07″N 2°39′04″W / 50.91861°N 2.65111°W / 50.91861; -2.65111
Built 15th century
Listed Building – Grade I
Designated 19 April 1961[1]
Reference no. 263719
Hymerford House is located in Somerset
Hymerford House
Location of Hymerford House in Somerset

Hymerford House (which has also been known as Grove Farm, Manor House and Bridge Farm[2]) in East Coker, Somerset, England was built in the 15th century and it has been designated as a Grade I listed building.[1][3]

The original hall house was built of local stone with Hamstone dressing and the walls are rendered. In the 16th century the house was altered with the addition of porches to the front and back. The west front is of six bays.[3] Attached to the house is the 18th century Grove Cottage.[4] In the grounds is a 19th century sheep dip.[5]

William Dampier was born in the house in 1651.[6][7]

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  1. ^ a b "Hymerford House". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  2. ^ Pensner, Nikolaus (1958). Buildings of England: South and West Somerset. Yale University Press. p. 257. ISBN 9780300096446. 
  3. ^ a b "Hymerford House". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Grove Cottage". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "The Old Sheep Dip, 50 metres East South East of Hymerford House". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "Western Daily Press feature on East Coker published in February 2005". East Coker. Retrieved 23 December 2012. 
  7. ^ Mitchell, Adrian (2010). Dampier's Monkey: The South Seas Voyages of William Dampier. Wakefield Press. p. 27. ISBN 9781862547599.