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Latitude: 51.364 / 51°21'50"N
Longitude: -2.7492 / 2°44'57"W
OS Eastings: 347937
OS Northings: 163036
OS Grid: ST479630
Mapcode National: GBR JJ.T765
Mapcode Global: VH88Y.9ZG7
Entry Name: Barley Wood and Memorial Urns
Listing Date: 19 January 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1158238
English Heritage Legacy ID: 34018
Location: Wrington, North Somerset, BS40
County: North Somerset
Civil Parish: Wrington
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
ST 46 SE WRINGTON C.P. LONG LANE (north side)
5/152 Barley Wood and memorial Urns
Detached house used as offices. Original cottage orne of 1801-2 extended by
Ernest George in 1900 and further extended by Chester H. Jones in 1933.
Memorial urns set up in 1802 and 1805. Render with plain tile roofs. L-shaped
plan of 2 storeys and attics with several canted bays. Small pane casement
fenestration throughout with gabled bargeboarded dormers to roof. East entrance
front has a gabled part-glazed porch with half timbering and cusped bargeboards.
Round-arched conservatory on openwork piers to east and south fronts. Rendered
stacks. 2 memorial urns on south terrace to the philosopher John Locke and to
Bishop Beilby Porteus. Locke urn given to Hannah More by Mrs. Montagu in 1789
and moved to Barley Wood in 1802. Limestone. Square plinth with moulded base
and cap, neo-classical urn with fluted neck and guilloche frieze. Porteus urn of
limestone, erected 1805 by Hannah More. Square plinth moulded at base and cap
with bulbous urn. The original cottage orne subsumed by later rebuilding was
built for the social reformer and authoress Hannah More after her move from nearby
Cowslip Green. (Unpublished history of Barley Wood commissioned by H.A.T. Group
Listing NGR: ST4793763036
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