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GROVECOTE WITH FLANKING SCREEN WALLS, FRONT BOUNDARY WALL AND GATE PIERS

List Entry Summary

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

Name: GROVECOTE WITH FLANKING SCREEN WALLS, FRONT BOUNDARY WALL AND GATE PIERS

List entry Number: 1056514

Location

GROVECOTE WITH FLANKING SCREEN WALLS, FRONT BOUNDARY WALL AND GATE PIERS, 50, PRESTON ROAD

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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Yeovil

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 19-Dec-1972

Date of most recent amendment: 13-Dec-2010

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 261412

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

YEOVIL

73/1/74 PRESTON ROAD 19-DEC-72 (North side) 50 GROVECOTE WITH FLANKING SCREEN WALLS, FRONT BOUNDARY WALL AND GATE PIERS (Formerly listed as: PRESTON ROAD 56 GROVECOTE WITH FLANKING SCREEN WALLS, FRONT BOUNDARY WALL AND GATE PIER) (Formerly listed as: PRESTON ROAD 46)

II Villa, constructed c1830.

MATERIALS: Ashlar under a shallow hipped roof with deep eaves and end chimneystacks.

PLAN: A two-storey house that is rectangular on plan with flanking side walls.

EXTERIOR: It has a symmetrical, classically-styled front (south) of three bays. There is a central projecting porch with slender Tuscan columns, and a six-panelled door, of which the top two are glazed. The entrance is flanked by sixteen-pane sash windows in staple openings and there are a further three sash windows to the first floor. To either side of the fa├žade are rendered side walls with swept, curved copings and niches.

INTERIOR: Not inspected.

SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: To the front of the house is a low boundary wall and stone gate piers.

REASON FOR DESIGNATION: Grovecote, 50 Preston Road is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

* Architectural: as a well-preserved mid-C19 villa, given an effective picturesque architectural treatment * Design: the symmetrical and balanced design displays good quality craftsmanship using local materials

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National Grid Reference: ST 54719 16490

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