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Portugal House

A Grade II Listed Building in Chew Magna, Bath and North East Somerset

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Latitude: 51.3654 / 51°21'55"N

Longitude: -2.6163 / 2°36'58"W

OS Eastings: 357188

OS Northings: 163109

OS Grid: ST571631

Mapcode National: GBR JP.TBKQ

Mapcode Global: VH890.LYQ4

Entry Name: Portugal House

Listing Date: 4 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1136008

English Heritage Legacy ID: 32939

Location: Chew Magna, Bath and North East Somerset, BS40

County: Bath and North East Somerset

Civil Parish: Chew Magna

Built-Up Area: Chew Magna

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


3/45 Portugal House


House. Early C19 remodelling of mid C18 building with later alterations and
additions. Rubble, rendered, formerly lined out and now painted in (at time of
survey, December 1984), limestone dressings, double Roman tiled roof of 2 and 3
spans with raised coped verges and gable stacks, pantiled roof to wing. 2 storeys
and 3 windows, first floor has 16-pane sashes, ground floor has 2 C19 French
windows, central 6-panelled and fielded door with plain fanlight, open pediment on
consoles; glazed canopy on slender cast iron piers along ground floor, trellis
work attached to wall at first floor framing windows; parapet and coping ramped
down to each side over single storey wing, to right with similar French window,
to left with small bay, 3 lights to front of 6 panes each with overlights, 2 lights
to each side, dentil cornice. Right return has single storey pantiled wing with
four 2-light casements, not rendered. Left return has 3 gable ends, one stepped
and ramped, not rendered, 2 gables to left have 16-pane sash at ground and first
floor, with segmental brick heads, C20 door and conservatory to left, 9-pane sash
at ground floor right; gable to right has two 2-light attic casements. Rear has
2 C19 additions of 2 storeys and single storey wing to left, varied windows,
including in central block two 6-pane lights of varied sizes and door with
overlight, all with segmental heads, 16-pane sash and small 8-pane sash at first
floor. Originally named after Portugal Laurels, in Chew Magna tradition of
naming houses after trees; original plan of central block with 2 wings similar to
The Beeches (q.v.).

Listing NGR: ST5718863109

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

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