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Somerset West and Taunton (District Authority)
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SS8947 PORLOCK CP DUNSTER STEEP 22/52 Bossington Place (formerly listed as New Place) 28.10.80

- II Country house, now hotel. 1890-2, extended 1922. By Edmund Buckle for Sir Charles Chadwyck-Healey, enlarged by Michael Waterhouse, Sandstone rubble, Ham stone dressings, slate roofs, coped verges, large round stacks to left of entrance and a battered pair on right return flanking gable. E-plan. Elizabethan style. Two and a half and two storeys, gable fronted wings flanking full height gabled porch, 5 bays, 3-light attic window in wings, 12-light mullioned and transomed hall window with graduated lights to left of gable fronted porch, 6-light mullioned and transomed window, wall raked at to string course, coat of arms below moulded Tudor arch doorway, ribbed door, 3-light vertical light set in angle, right 3-light window above 6-light mullioned and transomed window. Interior contains polygonal plan galley with strapwork balustrade and ribbed plaster ceilings in hall, leatherwork frieze in dining room, and sitting room with heavy cross- beamed ceiling and patterned plaster ceiling. The punning rebus on the architect's name, a buckle is carved into the side of the porch on the north face. Sir Charles Chadwyck-Healey was Chancellor of the Diocess of Bath and Wells, Salisbury and Exeter and author of The History of the Part of West Somerset, 1901.

Listing NGR: SS8902347035


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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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