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Ditton House and Attached Walls, Gate Piers and Gates

A Grade II Listed Building in Ilminster, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9245 / 50°55'28"N

Longitude: -2.9104 / 2°54'37"W

OS Eastings: 336109

OS Northings: 114284

OS Grid: ST361142

Mapcode National: GBR M9.Q2GM

Mapcode Global: FRA 46SN.PYX

Entry Name: Ditton House and Attached Walls, Gate Piers and Gates

Listing Date: 29 July 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195036

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383391

Location: Ilminster, South Somerset, Somerset, TA19

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Ilminster

Built-Up Area: Ilminster

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Ilminster

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Listing Text


1939-1/7/28 (East side)
29/07/76 No.40
Ditton House and attached walls,
gate piers and gates


House. c1720, internally remodelled in early C19. Ham Hill
rubblestone with plain Ham Hill stone dressings; tarred slate
roof to main house, pantile to rear wing, brick end stacks.
2-unit central-staircase plan with rear wing to right.
2 storeys; symmetrical 5-window range. 6-panel door under a
semicircular fanlight with radial glazing bars and similar
round-arched 6/6-pane sash window above, also one to the rear
at turn of the stairs. All others are 6/6-pane sashes set in
square-headed architraves with central stubs indicating the
possibility of original cross windows. Rear wing, though of
the same height, is 3 storeys, windows to second floor are
horizontal sliding sashes.
INTERIOR: Open-well open-string staircase with brackets and
c1800 wreathed handrail and reeded balusters. Flagstones to
hall floor. C19 marble fireplaces to both ground-floor rooms.
Loft to main block, reached by steep narrow staircase, has
wide oak floorboards and broken plaster on thatch, now slated
and tarred over.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: Attached to the house are early C19 high
rubblestone walls, that to the right has a crenellated top and
that to the left has a Ham Hill stone coping. Central double
gates of long/short railings hang on cylindrical piers with
shallow swept caps and flattened balls. Curving forward from
them to join the side walls are low brick walls with stone
capping on which are pointed railings alternating with low
spikes, level with those on the gates.

Listing NGR: ST3610914284

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