Holly House

11 Sep 1999
Holly House, High Street, Chew Magna, Bath And North East Somerset, Somerset, BS40 8PW
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


3/46 Holly House


House. Late C18/early C19, with later C19 alterations and additions. Stucco lined out as ashlar, limestone dressings and ashlar, coursed sandstone rubble to rear, slate mansard roof. 2 storeys and 3 windows, ground floor has canted bay with sash and cornice to each side, central 6-panelled door with fanlight and radial glazing bars, Regency style porch with fluted columns, frieze with rosettes and swags and dentil cornice, fluted pilasters to rear, first floor has three 16-pane sashes, 2 later C19 gabled dormers; raised long and short quoins, cornice, parapet and coping, curtain wall ramped down to left with two light casement.

Right return has 2-light casement at ground and first floor of different sizes; left return has single storey addition behind curtain wall with two 6-pane sashes.

Irregular rear facade has limestone ashlar canted bay to left with French windows and 18-pane sash to right and left, cornice and blocking course; sash with horns above. To right at upper level a round-headed stair light with splayed glazing bars. 2-storey porch has basket arch with limestone imposts, keystone and relieving arch, inner door with margin glazing to inner section, 2 small plate- glass sashes above, limestone top with heavy cornice, pediment with scrolls to sides, shield in tympanum and ball-finial, blind window to left, sash at ground and first floor right, cornice, stepped parapet and coping, moulded string course to sides, curtain wall as on front. Interior: wide entrance hall with panelled and fielded doors, cornice, curved open string stair with stick balusters and wreathed handrail. Rest of interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: ST5737363094


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0894 IOE Records taken by Charles Hallsworth; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Charles Hallsworth. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Hallsworth, Charles

Rights Holder: Hallsworth, Charles


Ashlar, Limestone, Rubble, Sandstone, Slate, Stucco, Georgian House, Victorian Monument (By Form), Domestic, Dwelling