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Watercress Cottage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Combe Hay, Bath and North East Somerset

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Latitude: 51.3379 / 51°20'16"N

Longitude: -2.3834 / 2°23'0"W

OS Eastings: 373390

OS Northings: 159939

OS Grid: ST733599

Mapcode National: GBR 0R1.480

Mapcode Global: VH96S.MMWQ

Entry Name: Watercress Cottage

Listing Date: 1 February 1956

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1115367

English Heritage Legacy ID: 32438

Location: Combe Hay, Bath and North East Somerset, BA2

County: Bath and North East Somerset

Civil Parish: Combe Hay

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


Watercress Cottage
G.V. II*

House. Dated 1624 on internal plasterwork. Rubble with freestone quoins;
double Roman tiled roof with coped raised verges. Single storey and attics in
2 steep gabled dormers with finials. 2 bays: 2-, 3- and 4-light casement
windows in ovolo moulded mullions, surrounds and lintels; triple relieving
arches (with third arch over lower two arches) over ground floor window at left
and door, and double relieving arches over first floor windows. Studded plank
door to centre, in ovolo moulded surround and with strap hinges with fleur-de-
lys ends. Single storey lean-to at right. Interior. Ground floor left
room (the hall): freestone fire surround with ovolo moulded lintel, enriched
cornice and moulded mantelshelf; above is a relief frieze of coarsely moulded
figures, a central escutcheon and a fleur-de-lys. Ovolo and hollow moulded
beams; other stop-chamfered beams. Rear winder stair. First floor left
room (the hall chamber): plaster overmantel with mannered Ionic columns, dated
TW/P and 16/24, enriched plasterwork with rosette teardrop motifs and enriched
lintel with egg and dart cornice and decorative frieze. An interesting
vernacular building with unusual details.

Listing NGR: ST7339059939

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