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RANGE OF LINKED BUILDINGS FORMING KELWAYS NURSERIES

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: RANGE OF LINKED BUILDINGS FORMING KELWAYS NURSERIES

List entry Number: 1056636

Location

RANGE OF LINKED BUILDINGS FORMING KELWAYS NURSERIES, SOMERTON ROAD

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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Huish Episcopi

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 07-Feb-1986

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 263135

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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

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: ST 42610 27586

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