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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.


List entry Number: 1057418



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

County: Somerset

District: West Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Holford

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 22-May-1969

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 265135

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5/86 Alfoxton Park Hotel



Country house, now hotel. C18, refenestrated and re-roofed C19. Rendered over rubble, shallow pedimented central block breaks forward slightly, dentil cornice continued around tympanum, bitumen covered hipped slate roof, overhanging eaves, independently roofed asbestos slate covered addition left with central brick stacks, other brick stacks to rear of main block. Plan: double pile, addition to left originally an orangery. Main block: 2 and a half storeys, 2:3:2 bays, flat headed 4-light dormer casements flanking pediment with circular window in tympanum, all other windows long C19 2-light casements, keystones and blind boxes. Central pedimented Doric porch, frieze and dentil cornice, C20 half glazed double doors. Groundfloor 2 bays right largely obscured by ivy at time of survey (August 1983). Right, 5 bay addition, steeply pitched roof continued over verandah carried on circular rendered piers, St. Albyn crest on wall. Left 5 bay return, 2 segmental headed dormers, similar fenestration to facade. Interior: much altered C19 and C20. Listed for architectural and historic interest, the home of William and Dorothy Wordsworth between July 1797 and June 1798. Dorothy began her journal here in January 1798 but discontinued it 2 months later to recommence when the couple moved to the Lake District. (Photograph in NMR; Moorman, M (ed) Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth, 1971).

Listing NGR: ST1479441378

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Moorman, M, Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth, (1971)

National Grid Reference: ST 14794 41378


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