Santiponce Itálica


An immense legacy waiting to be discovered

San Pedro Farmhouse


Originally, it was an isolated farmhouse separated from the original town of El Saucejo. From the 17th century onwards, it was used by the Society of Jesus and after the expulsion of the Order by Charles III it became private property. The building includes a house, a chapel, two mill towers and several farm buildings around a courtyard. It is of 18th century construction over other late 16th century buildings. Except for the house and the chapel, the building is in a dilapidated state. 

The farmhouse has a quadrangular floor plan. It is a rustic construction of masonry, brick, and some stonework, with tiled monopitch or gable roofs on a wooden structure. Upon entering the farmhouse, you will find the house and the chapel. The chapel is small, with a square floor plan and a vaulted roof, with access from the vestibule through a semicircular arch closed by old wooden doors with the emblems of Saint Peter. 

Opposite the chapel is the owner's house, which still preserves some of its old rooms. At the end of a corridor and after passing through a large doorway, one enters the main courtyard, which gives access to the different rooms, such as the rooms used for the temporary accommodation of day labourers, the stables, the pigsties, the storerooms and the mill. The most attractive feature is the milling room, possibly pre-16th century, which has a rectangular nave with transverse pointed arches reminiscent of the Gothic style.

The surviving chattels include the chapel's altarpiece, dating from the 18th century, and a red jasper holy water font. In architectural terms, it is the most outstanding farmhouse in the municipality.


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