KING JOHN'S HUNTING LODGE (AXBRIDGE MUSEUM)

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1059142
Date first listed:
09-Feb-1961
Date of most recent amendment:
29-Jan-1985
Statutory Address:
AXBRIDGE MUSEUM, HIGH STREET
Statutory Address:
KING JOHN'S HUNTING LODGE, HIGH STREET
Statutory Address:
KING JOHN'S HUNTING LODGE, THE SQUARE

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Location

Statutory Address:
AXBRIDGE MUSEUM, HIGH STREET
Statutory Address:
KING JOHN'S HUNTING LODGE, HIGH STREET
Statutory Address:
KING JOHN'S HUNTING LODGE, THE SQUARE

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

County:
Somerset
District:
Sedgemoor (District Authority)
Parish:
Axbridge
National Grid Reference:
ST 43078 54540

Details

ST4354 12/2

AXBRIDGE HIGH STREET (South side) King John's Hunting Lodge (Axbridge Museum)

(formerly listed as The Square (South side))

9/2/61

GV II* Inn, now museum. Early C16, restored 1975. Timber framed with studding and prominent braces, continuous jetties to first and second floors with moulded rails on curved brackets; moulded corner post to left; moulded string to first floor; Three prominent gables with cusped bargeboards, double roman tile roof, brick stacks. Three storeys and attic; six single-light windows with ogee heads (a quatrefoil in a circle to each spandrel) to second floor; similar fenestration to first floor except the windows paired; a further window in the face of each gable; ground floor with six large C20 windows of a single pane each, inserted between the studs. Three door openings in surrounds with four-centred heads, ribbed doors. Return to The Square in similar style, two single-light ogee headed windows to each floor, except three large C20 windows to ground floor; ribbed door in a four-centred surround; section of coursed and squared rubble wall to left fording a narrow pier. Carved and painted wooden head formerly placed at the angle between The High Street and The Square now stored inside the building.

The building may have been shops with living accommodation over when first constructed. (V46 report, unpublished SRO, Autumn 1981).

Listing NGR: ST4307854540

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
268654
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Vernacular Architecture Group Report' in Vernacular Architecture Group Report, (1981)

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: 11 Sep 2000
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