RANGE OF LINKED BUILDINGS FORMING KELWAYS NURSERIES

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1056636

Date first listed: 07-Feb-1986

Statutory Address: RANGE OF LINKED BUILDINGS FORMING KELWAYS NURSERIES, SOMERTON ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address: RANGE OF LINKED BUILDINGS FORMING KELWAYS NURSERIES, SOMERTON ROAD

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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset (District Authority)

Parish: Huish Episcopi

National Grid Reference: ST 42610 27586

Summary

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History

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Details

HUISH EPISCOPI CP SOMERTON ROAD ST42NW LANGPORT 5/67 Range of linked buildings forming Kelways Nurseries - GV II

Nurseries - range of linked buildings. Mostly mid C19. Local lias stone, double Roman clay tile roofs. 'L' plan, four distinct units. Unit 'A' east of offices (qv). Hipped roof; 2 storeys, 3 bays; plinth, string courses; casement windows, upper set in near-elliptical arches with impost blocks and keystones, lower are large sub-divided shop windows bays 1 and 2, and throughway with near-elliptical arch having impost blocks and keystone, bay 3; this block could be later C19. Unit 'B' the south east corner unit: Sussex hipped roof; 3 storeys, 3 bays x 2 bays: random rubble with dressings; plinth, string courses; to ground floor wide near-elliptical arches with impost blocks and keystones, filled with green-house type windows and doors; other floors have 2-light small- pane casements set in voussoired segmental arched openings. Unit 'C' north of Unit 'B' and linked by iron bridge at first floor level; cut and squared stone, hipped roof with Bridgwater ridge finials, upper floors added: 4 storeys, 1 bay facing east; elliptical arched doorway below, above are 2-light casement windows; matching 2-bay south elevation with a door at first floor level and the second floor windows having elliptical arched heads. Unit 'D' linked to, and north of, Unit 'C' by single-storey timber and corrugated iron building: random unsquared uncoursed stone: plinth, band courses; plain gabled roof with ornamented Bridgwater terracotta ridge and finials: 4 storeys, 3 bays east elevation, set at right angles to Units 'B' and 'C'; 2-light casement windows in voussoired segmental arched openings. The interiors not seen. The whole has considerable group value: the nurseries were founded in 1851 as the Royal Nursery, but later took the name of their founder. (VCH, Vol Ill, 1974).

Listing NGR: ST4261027586

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 263135

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Sources

Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Somerset, (1974)

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