OLD BOWLISH HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1172927
Date first listed:
20-May-1952
Statutory Address:
OLD BOWLISH HOUSE, FORUM LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
OLD BOWLISH HOUSE, FORUM LANE

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

County:
Somerset
District:
Mendip (District Authority)
Parish:
Shepton Mallet
National Grid Reference:
ST 61243 44015

Details

ST64SW SHEPTON MALLET CP FORUM LANE (North side) BOWLISH

4/115 Old Bowlish House

20.5.52

GV II*

House, C17, remodelled circa 1720. Stuccoed, rusticated quoins, pantile roof. "T"-shaped on plan, refronted with symmetrical palladian facade. 3-storeys, 7-bays, glazing bar sash windows in moulded architraves, on first floor with alternate cornices and pediments. Central door opening with semi-circular head, moulded surround in pedimented Ionic doorcase, half glazed door. Moulded and indented cornice, ashlar parapet with turned baluster panels directly over windows. Returns and rear show evidence of earlier house, having stone mullion windows, some of cruciform type. Interior contains C18 panelling plasterwork and fireplaces to rooms to each side of entrance hall. Depressed arch fireplaces to rear kitchen and on third floor further evidence of earlier original house. Stairwell to rear contains fine C17 oak staircase of large proportions, heavily moulded handrail, large newels with ball finials, elaborately carved side panels between each.

Listing NGR: ST6124044018

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
266513
Legacy System:
LBS

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: 14 Sep 2002
Reference: IOE01/08929/04
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