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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: 1307459



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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Lopen

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 18-Feb-1988

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 264130

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8/48 The Wilderness


Detached cottage. C17 and later. Ham stone rubble with ashlar dressings; thatched roof with plain east gable, stepped coped gable to west; brick chimney sticks. Two storeys, 3 bays. Hollow-chamfered mullioned windows in chamfered recesses, without labels, 3-light lower bay 2 and 2-light lower bay 3, with 3-light horizontal bar casements to bay 1 and upper by 2; to upper bay 3 a 3-light rectangular-leaded-casement of C18 pattern; blocked doorway between bays 1/2, and slight break-back to bay 3 which is set slightly higher and may represent a C18 addition. East gable has two 3-light mullioned windows, the lower with label, with further 2-light window without label in rear outshut, beyond which is a cambered-arched doorway in a single-storey extension, presumably relocated. Interior not seen, but reported are narrow- chamfered beams with step and runout stops, collar trussed roof; timber framed partition between 2 parts of house; timber-framed firehood with partly timber-framed fireplace under; unusual carved corbel or post head in west section, ground floor. (SSAVBRG Report, unpublished SR0, 1982).

Listing NGR: ST4264014389

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Somerset and South Avon Vernacular Building Research Group Report' in Somerset and South Avon Vernacular Building Research Group Report, (1982)

National Grid Reference: ST 42640 14389


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