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WHITEHAVEN

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: WHITEHAVEN

List entry Number: 1137983

Location

WHITEHAVEN, BATHFORD HILL

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

County:

District: Bath and North East Somerset

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Bathford

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 01-Feb-1956

Date of most recent amendment: 19-Oct-1983

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 32181

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

ST 7866-7966 BATHFORD C.P. BATHFORD HILL

9/19 1.2.56 Whitehaven (formerly listed as G.V. Titan Barrow)

II*

Country House, now a nursing home. 1748 by John Wood the Elder of Bath; extensive additions to left (kitchen wing) 1936-37 in C18th style. Ashlar; hipped slate roofs behind balustraded parapets - moulded cornice; large ashlar stacks. 2 storeys, basement and attics in modern dormer. Entrance elevation: 5 bays, centre 3 advanced and capped by pediment. C19th large pane sash windows in architraves. C19th projecting one storey porch with dentilled pediment, Corinthian pilasters; panelled door in semi-circular head opening with keystone. Garden (north-west) elevation: 5 bays. 4 giant order engaged Corinthian columns to centre 3 bays; dentilled pediment, heraldic shield surrounded by wreath in tympanum, pineapple finial on apex and sides. Outer bays have giant order Corinthian pilasters. Decorative frieze across whole facade with heads and swags. All windows altered: C19th French windows on ground floor, 1, 3 and 5 have Corinthian pilasters and pediments above, 2 and 4 have entablature and pilasters; 5 large pane sashes on upper floor (replaced 4 small attic windows). Interior: Mid C18th shell headed niche in first floor room. Redcliffe Backs Delft polychrome tiles of c.1750 to fireplace in dining room. C20th reproduction neo-classical ceilings. L plan 1936-37 block joins house to former dairy: Early- mid C18th. Rubble; double Roman tiled roof with coped raised verges. Gable end has 2 3-light casement windows; under cornice on ground floor; with Gothic glazing and pointed heads on first floor. Inside are the stone dairy slabs on heavy square baluster legs. The house was built for Mr. Southwell Piggitt for the sum £752.10s. The masterbuilder and mason was John Ford of Walcot, Bath. The carpenter was George Hatherell of St. James' Parish, Bath and the stone carver was Robert Parsons of Lyncombe and Widcombe Parish, Bath. Pevsner, N., Buildings of England : North Somerset and Bristol, 1958. Dear, L.M. Whitehaven : The Story of Titan Barrow (Whitehaven Trust). - Wood, J. the Elder, Essay Towards a Description of Bath, 1742.

Listing NGR: ST7906866940

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Dear, L M, Whitehaven The Story of Titan Barrow
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: North Somerset and Bristol, (1958)
Wood the Elder, J , Essay Towards a Description of Bath, (1742)

National Grid Reference: ST 79068 66940

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