Beech Cottage


Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1406246

Date first listed: 15-Nov-2011

Statutory Address: Beech Cottage, 32 Combe Road, Bath


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Statutory Address: Beech Cottage, 32 Combe Road, Bath

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

District: Bath and North East Somerset (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Non Civil Parish

National Grid Reference: ST7562862307


A small detached house, formerly two dwellings, built in the early C19.

Reasons for Designation

* Architectural interest: although extended, this is a good example of early-C19 former cottages that reflect the vernacular traditions of the area; * Group value: it forms part of a grouping of artisinal dwellings with other listed houses on Combe Road; all probably related to the quarrying industry for which Combe Down was celebrated at this time.


Beech Cottage dates from 1803 and was originally a pair of attached dwellings, probably built as workers' cottages and situated close to the quarries at Combe Down. Map evidence indicates that it was converted to a single dwelling some time during the second half of the C20.


MATERIALS: limestone ashlar, double Roman tile roof.

PLAN: plain range, facing west, with swept-down rear addition at far end.

EXTERIOR: two storeys, two/two windows, all four-pane sashes, the gable facing south has a four-pane sash window at ground-floor level. Four of the windows are early-C21 replacements. To the right is a glazed lean-to conservatory with a panelled door. Coped gables, square central ashlar stack.

INTERIOR: not inspected.



End of official listing