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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Sedgemoor (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
ST 29770 36938



ST2936NE ST MARY STREET 736-1/11/176 (South side) 24/03/50 Nos.45 AND 47 (Formerly Listed as: ST MARY STREET (South side) Nos.45 AND 47 Steyning Restaurant)


House, probably church house, now a hotel. C14-C16 with later alterations and additions. Rendered rubblestone with exposed limestone rubble to the ground floor and projecting stack to the gable of the forward-facing left wing which is brick above the ridge. Pantile roofs. No.45, to the left is early C19. Painted brick, stone coping to the parapet, painted stone stepped voussoirs to flat arches of windows to the first floor and a bricked-up door to the right. Double-depth plan with a long rear wing. 2 storeys; 3-window range. 6/6-pane sash windows to the first floor, restored C19 shopfront. The rear wing is Flemish-bond brick built in 3 stages; the first has a 3/3-pane sash window to centre of first floor, the second has a plate glass sash window with margin panes to right; 2 brick lateral stacks and one to rear gable end. No.47 has two C20 two-light casement windows at eaves level to the sides of main, set-back block; the right return of forward wing has 6/6-pane sash window above large projecting window with small panes and shallow pantile roof, probably C20. In angle to left of main block a lean-to porch with C20 door has an exposed panel of wattle-and-daub to the right return. This was probably the entrance to a through-passage. Another C20 door to right of centre is under a wide early C19 trellised and gabled porch. On forward left wing, flanking stack on ground floor are 2-light stone-mullioned windows, that to right is blocked. INTERIOR: trusses of the 3 bays of C14 main block are exposed, that to left is arched-braced and wind braces to centre front and one to rear left remain. Trusses of right-hand bay and dividing beam are drilled to receive wattle-and-daub uprights, indicating 2 former rooms, possibly to former service end. To rear right corner is small blocked diagonal stack. 2 rooms below, that to right has open fire to right with shallow Tudor-arched timber lintel; studding to former partition from room to left and chamfered beam to left with bar stop to front end and plain stop to rear end. In room to left, to left of door is C17 closed-string staircase with heavy turned balusters square to top and base, a moulded rail and raised and fielded panels below. Upper room of forward left wing is 2-bay with arch-brace truss. Fireplace to front wall has massive stone lintel with moulded stops to the jambs and C19 cast-iron grate. The room below has hollow-chamfered cross-beam, C17 panelling to ceiling and left-hand wall; entrance from rear is flanked by fluted and cabled pilasters with large moulded plinths, Ionic and egg-and-dart capitals over foliate friezes and cornices. The open fireplace to front wall has slightly arched stone lintel, splayed sides and Ham Hill stone jambs not quite reaching the lintel. To left is late C16/early C17 alcove with shell to top covering blocked window. To right a 2-light stone-mullioned window with leaded glazing.

Listing NGR: ST2976836938


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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: 24 Sep 2002
Reference: IOE01/05956/20
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