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Old Bowlish House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Shepton Mallet, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.194 / 51°11'38"N

Longitude: -2.556 / 2°33'21"W

OS Eastings: 361243

OS Northings: 144016

OS Grid: ST612440

Mapcode National: GBR MS.527X

Mapcode Global: VH8B0.N73Z

Entry Name: Old Bowlish House

Listing Date: 20 May 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1172927

English Heritage Legacy ID: 266513

Location: Shepton Mallet, Mendip, Somerset, BA4

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Shepton Mallet

Built-Up Area: Shepton Mallet

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


4/115 Old Bowlish House



House, C17, remodelled circa 1720. Stuccoed, rusticated quoins, pantile roof. "T"-shaped on plan, refronted with
symmetrical palladian facade. 3-storeys, 7-bays, glazing bar sash windows in moulded architraves, on first floor with
alternate cornices and pediments. Central door opening with semi-circular head, moulded surround in pedimented Ionic
doorcase, half glazed door. Moulded and indented cornice, ashlar parapet with turned baluster panels directly over
windows. Returns and rear show evidence of earlier house, having stone mullion windows, some of cruciform type.
Interior contains C18 panelling plasterwork and fireplaces to rooms to each side of entrance hall. Depressed arch
fireplaces to rear kitchen and on third floor further evidence of earlier original house. Stairwell to rear contains
fine C17 oak staircase of large proportions, heavily moulded handrail, large newels with ball finials, elaborately
carved side panels between each.

Listing NGR: ST6124044018

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

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