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Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
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SU 30006 68090


FROXFIELD BATH ROAD SU 26 NE and SU 36 NW (north side) 2/8, 3/8 Somerset Hospital (formerly listed as Duchess of Somerset Almshouse and Hospital and Chapel) 22.8.66 GV II* 50 charity dwellings and chapel (q.v.) 1694, 1775 and 1813. Built for Duchess of Somerset and known as The College. Red brick with vitrified brick banding and tiled roofs. Dwellings are arranged round a large rectangular court with gatehouse of 1813 in centre of south elevation. Each dwelling is of 2 storeys, 1 bay with lateral door to stair passage, living room and narrow kitchen. Eastern half, of 1694, has door and windows in ogee moulded stone surrounds, the boarded door with small timber canopy and lattice sides. Two-light windows with brick relieving arches over surround. Brick dentilled eaves. Western half, of 1775 without stone detail, brick plat band and leaded timber windows. South elevation has some blind windows and boxed eaves throughout. Central gatehouse of 1813, stone, tall buttresses and tall moulded carriage openings with Tudor arch. Three quatrefoil lights to upper level and crenellated parapet. Roof pitched carrying clock tower and bell turret with apex wind vane. Dedicatory inscription over entrance. Sun dial on internal rear facade. (Rev. A.G.Barley, Old Froxfield.)

Listing NGR: SU2995068084


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Barley, Reverend A G, Old Froxfield


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 03 May 2001
Reference: IOE01/03689/09
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Andy Domeracki. Source Historic England Archive
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