ALFOXTON PARK HOTEL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1057418
Date first listed:
22-May-1969
Statutory Address:
ALFOXTON PARK HOTEL, ALFOXTON

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Location

Statutory Address:
ALFOXTON PARK HOTEL, ALFOXTON

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

County:
Somerset
District:
West Somerset (District Authority)
Parish:
Holford
National Grid Reference:
ST 14794 41378

Details

ST14SW HOLFORD CP ALFOXTON

5/86 Alfoxton Park Hotel

22.5.69

GV II

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

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
265135
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

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: 12 Aug 2002
Reference: IOE01/08505/33
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Robins. Source Historic England Archive
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