Beech Cottage


Heritage Category:
Listed Building
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Date first listed:
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.

Bath and North East Somerset (Unitary Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:


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.




This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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