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King John's Hunting Lodge (Axbridge Museum)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Axbridge, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.2871 / 51°17'13"N

Longitude: -2.8176 / 2°49'3"W

OS Eastings: 343078

OS Northings: 154540

OS Grid: ST430545

Mapcode National: GBR JF.Z1ZK

Mapcode Global: VH7CV.3XS4

Entry Name: King John's Hunting Lodge (Axbridge Museum)

Listing Date: 9 February 1961

Last Amended: 29 January 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1059142

English Heritage Legacy ID: 268654

Location: Axbridge, Sedgemoor, Somerset, BS26

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Axbridge

Built-Up Area: Axbridge

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


HIGH STREET (South side)
King John's Hunting Lodge (Axbridge Museum)

(formerly listed as The Square (South side))


Inn, now museum. Early C16, restored 1975. Timber framed with studding and prominent braces, continuous jetties to first and second floors with moulded rails on curved brackets; moulded corner post to left; moulded string to first floor; Three prominent gables with cusped bargeboards, double roman tile roof, brick stacks. Three storeys and attic; six single-light windows with ogee heads (a quatrefoil in a circle to each spandrel) to second floor; similar fenestration to first floor except the windows paired; a further window in the face of each gable; ground floor with six large C20 windows of a single pane each, inserted between the studs. Three door openings in surrounds with four-centred heads, ribbed doors. Return to The Square in similar style, two single-light ogee headed windows to each floor, except three large C20 windows to ground floor; ribbed door in a four-centred surround; section of coursed and squared rubble wall to left fording a narrow pier. Carved and painted wooden head formerly placed at the angle between The High Street and The Square now stored inside the building.

The building may have been shops with living accommodation over when first constructed. (V46 report, unpublished SRO, Autumn 1981).

Listing NGR: ST4307854540

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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