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Norris House

A Grade II Listed Building in South Petherton, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9487 / 50°56'55"N

Longitude: -2.8088 / 2°48'31"W

OS Eastings: 343278

OS Northings: 116898

OS Grid: ST432168

Mapcode National: GBR MF.NJ7D

Mapcode Global: FRA 560L.MK9

Entry Name: Norris House

Listing Date: 19 April 1961

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1188045

English Heritage Legacy ID: 264238

Location: South Petherton, South Somerset, Somerset, TA13

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: South Petherton

Built-Up Area: South Petherton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: South Petherton with the Seavingtons and the Lambrooks

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Listing Text

(East side)
7/153 No 14
(Norris House)


House and office in row. Late C18/early C19. Ham stone ashlar; plain clay tiled roof between stepped coped gables; brick end chimney stacks. Two stories with attic, 3 bays. Plinth; 12-pane sash windows in plain openings with timber lintels to bays 1 and 2, and to bay 3 a 2-storey angled bay window of 4+12+4 pane sashes to match, with Regency style cornice under flat roof: window to lower bay 1 apparently in an old doorway; to left of this bay a 6-fielded-panel door in panelled recess, up one step, with stone surround having Tuscan pilasters, plain entablature and simple pediment; between bays 2/3 a Regency patterned 6-panel door, the upper 3 panels glazed, in plain recess up 5 steps, with stone surround having attached Tuscan columns on plinths, with plain entablature and pediments. Against south gable a tall lean-to building with end wall in Flemish bond red brickwork and a clay pantiled roof, with garage opening below and doorway in raked gable above; in main gable a 2-light hollow-chamfer mullioned window with label, partly rectangular-leaded, iron-framed opening lights, above is a square plaque in the gable crown, but no date discernible. Interior not seen. In C18 this house was the house of Hugh Norris, the town's doctor and historian.
(VCH, Vol III, 1974)

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