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Statutory Address:

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Somerset West and Taunton (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SS 97740 45123



SS9745 BIRCHAM ROAD, Alcombe 900-1/4/120 (South side) 04/07/52 Alcombe Hall


House, now apartments. Late C18. Render over rubblestone, double-pitch slate roof, hipped to the right with brick stacks to right valley, rear right and left party wall. Double-depth central stairhall plan with long 2-storey rear wing to the right in Brook Street. 3 storeys; symmetrical 3-window range with 2 small C20 windows inserted in upper floors. 6/6-pane sash windows at eaves level to the second floor, 8/8-pane sashes to the first floor and 12/12-panes to the ground floor. An open pediment on brackets is over a decorated fanlight and double-panelled doors with raised and fielded panels. The rear range of the right return has one window to each floor corresponding to those at the front. The 2-storey rear wing, in Brook Street, is 3-window range with 6/6-pane sash windows at eaves level, a plate-glass sash shop window to ground-floor right with a door and window to the left. A rubblestone lean-to has two C20 garage doors. The house terminates the right end of a terrace (qv); Alcombe House (qv) terminates the left end. INTERIOR: the central hall has moulded cornice and a 6-panel door to the left; a semi-elliptical arch to the rear stairhall has reeded moulding and panelled soffit. The open-well, open-string staircase has fretted ends and a swept and wreathed mahogany rail. The ground-floor room to the left, now divided, has a stiff-leaf cornice with an ornamented ceiling band, panelled shutters and a late C19 white marble fire-surround.

Listing NGR: SS9774045123


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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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Date: 26 Oct 1999
Reference: IOE01/00044/30
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr R.M Rayner. Source Historic England Archive
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