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A Grade II Listed Building in Leigh Woods, North Somerset

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Latitude: 51.4545 / 51°27'16"N

Longitude: -2.6304 / 2°37'49"W

OS Eastings: 356295

OS Northings: 173020

OS Grid: ST562730

Mapcode National: GBR C0K.5G

Mapcode Global: VH88M.CP8W

Entry Name: Alpenfels

Listing Date: 14 October 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1129060

English Heritage Legacy ID: 33607

Location: Long Ashton, North Somerset, BS8

County: North Somerset

Civil Parish: Long Ashton

Built-Up Area: Leigh Woods

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Abbots Leigh with Leigh Woods

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


5/10000 Alpenfels


House, c1872 and for Francis F Fox, Chief Engineer of the Bristol
and Exeter Railway from 1872. Snecked and hammer-dressed Pennant
stone with Bath stone quoins; gabled low-pitched roof with
alternating bands of plain and fish scale tiles. Rectangular
plan. Swiss Cottage style. 2 storeys with attic; 3-window range
to gabled front. Gabled porch with chamfered pointed-arched
doorway with finial and outer pendentives to decorative fretted
bargeboards. Stone lintels over windows with flanking shutters
and richly decorated and bracketed openwork balconies to first
and second floors. Exterior staircase and dormer with decorative
tile cheeks and bargeboards. Large carved brackets to wide
overhanging eaves with similar decorative bargeboards to all
elevations. Similar rear elevation with latticed casements to
oriel window and 2-storey square bay windows. Interior: upper
floor has panelled doors and latticed woodwork; ground floor
noted as having panelling, Gothic-style fireplaces and Minton
tile floors. A fine and dramatically-situated example of a house
in this style.

Listing NGR: ST5629573020

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

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