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

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1056514
Date first listed:
19-Dec-1972
Date of most recent amendment:
13-Dec-2010
Statutory Address:
GROVECOTE WITH FLANKING SCREEN WALLS, FRONT BOUNDARY WALL AND GATE PIERS, 50, PRESTON ROAD

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Location

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

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

County:
Somerset
District:
South Somerset (District Authority)
Parish:
Yeovil
National Grid Reference:
ST 54719 16490

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 façade 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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
261412
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 30 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/00104/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Brian Haigh. Source Historic England Archive
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