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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: 1346172



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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Bruton

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: 261528

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1/57 Coombe Hill House



Country House. 1820/30. Local stone rendered with Doulting stone dressings; hipped Welsh slate roof with secret gutters and wide eaves soffites; central brick chimney stack with moulded stone cap. "T"-plan with complex double roof; 2 storeys, 5 bay South elevation with centre half-round projection matched by others to sides and rear. In a Regency Gothick style. On South front bays 1 and 5 have plain cruciform French windows, with blanks to bays 2 and 4; in projection a pointed arched doorway with glazed door and "Y" tracery fanlight, flanked by 2 plain windows; above are 12-pane sash windows; around projection a sweep of 2 steps, on which are 4 palm-style cast iron columns supporting curved copper covered bell-hip verandah terminating in small cast iron balcony to centre first floor window. Side elevations to match; rear elevation includes some pointed arch windows with Gothick tracery toplights and small bell-hipped porch to rear entrance. Interior little altered and in fine condition, with original staircase under lantern light, good fireplaces including one pine and gesso and another carved marble, all door and doorcases unspoilt, dado rails to principal rooms, etc. House built about 1830 by Mr Thomas White; in 1830's was damaged by fire and partially rebuilt. (Couzens P, Bruton in Selwood, Abbey Press, Sherborne, 1972).

Listing NGR: ST6837735529

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Couzens, P, Bruton in Selwood, (1972)

National Grid Reference: ST 68377 35529


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