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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.


List entry Number: 1238556



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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Wincanton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 24-Mar-1961

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 416097

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8/135 Balsam House



House. C17. Local stone lime rendered, ashlar dressings; plain clay tile roof between coped gables, over stone slate base courses; ashlar and rendered brick chimney stacks. 'H'-plan with additions. 2 storeys, South front original entrance - 3 bays with added wing on South East corner of one wide bay, with projecting centre porch. Slight plinth, string course between floors; to outer bays 20-pane sash windows in architraves below, and 3-light ovolo mould mullioned windows under labels above : central porch has a semi-circular unmoulded arch with impost blocks and keystone, then a string course and immediately above panel with sculptured arms of the family who occupied (and reformed the interior, probably of) this house in the 1930s: above a small 2 light mullioned window with label, with the same again to the attic gable; return wing has french doors under label below, 3- light ovolo-mould mullioned window above, but no dividing string course. The North elevation similar, of 3 bays with obelisk finials to the outer gables: between the projecting wings are the stairwell windows, at mezzanive levels, and also a one-storey C20 porch with flat roof behind moulded low parapet. Extensions of C19/C20 to East and North side; on the East a flat roofed linked portion features a small wooden bell turret on its North Wall. The interior almost gutted in 1930s. House owned by a Mr. Barnabie in mid C17, but building date unknown - it was much altered inside by Nathaniel Ireson, but his work seems to have been totally removed, save for the patio walling (qv). (Sweetman, G History of Wincanton, c1904)

Listing NGR: ST7168228520

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Sweetman, G, History of Wincanton, (1903)

National Grid Reference: ST 71682 28520


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