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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: 1274243



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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Pen Selwood

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 03-Mar-1982

Date of most recent amendment: 09-Mar-1982

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 415757

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489/2/99 PEN PITS 03-MAR-82


House. 1935. By P.J.B. Harland; for composer Sir Arthur Bliss. Cavity brickwork rendered and reinforced concrete; ashphalt flat roofs; rendered chimney stacks. In International Functionalist style of complex plan; 2 storeys, the North elevation in 6 ordered bays; with steel casement windows bays 1-5 a formal panelled treatment, bay 6 has concrete slab and single wing wall porch protecting simple door with circular window alongside, with deep stair window over; return, set back, to West: tanks structure on roof. South elevation has 'ocean liner' characteristics, featuring wide sun patio at first floor level with steel ladder and railings with wide, open loggia, in composite steel and concrete construction, and also almost continuous window wall to living room. On the roof, suspended between the water tank and chimney is the wireless aerial. INTERIOR retains practically all original features including doors, door furniture, bookcases, fireplaces, linoleum in dining room and carefully designed changes of level. The property is constructed within the Pen Pits Quern Quarries. Scheduled Ancient Monument (Somerset County No 470). SOURCE: Yorke, F.R.S., The Modern House in England, pp.70-71.

Listing NGR: ST7670731532

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National Grid Reference: ST 76707 31532


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