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South Somerset (District Authority)
High Ham
National Grid Reference:
ST 42589 30960


HIGH HAM CP THE GREEN (South side) ST43SW 2/35 The Old Rectory (Tor International School) 8.7.77


Former Rectory, now School. Mid C19 by John Norton. Local lias stone cut and squared, with bands of red stone, Ham stone dressings; plain clay tile roof with bands of fish scale tiles between coped gables; stone chimney stacks. Mostly 2 storeys with attics: 5-bay asymetrical north elevation, of which bay 3 and bays 4/5 are gabled. Plinth, string course; chamfer mullioned windows of several varieties: to bay 1 a 2-light flat-headed window set in voussoired segmental arch, pointed arched doorway to left, catslide roof above; similar 4-light window lower bay 2, above 3-light set in gabled dormer; bay 3 has a 4-light trefoil cusped window below and 3-light flat headed transomed window above, under relieving arch; bay 4 has pointed arch to inner porch, and 2-light transomed window with relieving arch over the shouldered-arched lights, then projecting chimney stack and single lancet lower bay 5. West elevation of 3 bays, similar varied windows lower bay 1 projecting slightly with sloping stone roof, 3-light plate tracery stair window bay 2, bay 3 a chamfered projection with hipped roof, 3-light plate tracery stair window bay 2, bay 3 a chamfered projection with hipped roof with pairs of windows each face. Comparatively plain south, garden, elevation. Inside, many original fittings remain, including gothic chimney-pieces: high first floor further extended by carrying into roof space.

Listing NGR: ST4258830961


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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: 11 Nov 2004
Reference: IOE01/12587/24
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Michael Cook. Source Historic England Archive
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