The Royal Nursery / Range Of Linked Buildings Forming Kelways Nurseries

13 Oct 1999
The Royal Nursery, Huish Episcopi, South Somerset, Somerset, TA10 9SJ
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Range Of Linked Buildings Forming Kelways Nurseries, Somerton Road, Huish Episcopi, South Somerset, Somerset, TA10 9SJ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

HUISH EPISCOPI CP SOMERTON ROAD ST42NW LANGPORT 5/67 Range of linked buildings forming Kelways Nurseries - GV II

Nurseries - range of linked buildings. Mostly mid C19. Local lias stone, double Roman clay tile roofs. 'L' plan, four distinct units. Unit 'A' east of offices (qv). Hipped roof; 2 storeys, 3 bays; plinth, string courses; casement windows, upper set in near-elliptical arches with impost blocks and keystones, lower are large sub-divided shop windows bays 1 and 2, and throughway with near-elliptical arch having impost blocks and keystone, bay 3; this block could be later C19. Unit 'B' the south east corner unit: Sussex hipped roof; 3 storeys, 3 bays x 2 bays: random rubble with dressings; plinth, string courses; to ground floor wide near-elliptical arches with impost blocks and keystones, filled with green-house type windows and doors; other floors have 2-light small- pane casements set in voussoired segmental arched openings. Unit 'C' north of Unit 'B' and linked by iron bridge at first floor level; cut and squared stone, hipped roof with Bridgwater ridge finials, upper floors added: 4 storeys, 1 bay facing east; elliptical arched doorway below, above are 2-light casement windows; matching 2-bay south elevation with a door at first floor level and the second floor windows having elliptical arched heads. Unit 'D' linked to, and north of, Unit 'C' by single-storey timber and corrugated iron building: random unsquared uncoursed stone: plinth, band courses; plain gabled roof with ornamented Bridgwater terracotta ridge and finials: 4 storeys, 3 bays east elevation, set at right angles to Units 'B' and 'C'; 2-light casement windows in voussoired segmental arched openings. The interiors not seen. The whole has considerable group value: the nurseries were founded in 1851 as the Royal Nursery, but later took the name of their founder. (VCH, Vol Ill, 1974).

Listing NGR: ST4261027586


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1876 IOE Records taken by Graham Slocombe; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Graham Slocombe. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Slocombe, Graham

Rights Holder: Slocombe, Graham


Iron, Lias, Roman Tile, Rubble, Stone, Timber, Georgian Nursery Garden, Victorian Agriculture And Subsistence, Garden, Land Use Site, Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces, Building, Unassigned, Footbridge, Transport, Pedestrian Transport Site, Bridge, Shop, Commercial