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22, Townsend

A Grade II Listed Building in Ilminster, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.926 / 50°55'33"N

Longitude: -2.8989 / 2°53'55"W

OS Eastings: 336921

OS Northings: 114445

OS Grid: ST369144

Mapcode National: GBR M9.PZB4

Mapcode Global: FRA 46TN.GGZ

Entry Name: 22, Townsend

Listing Date: 29 July 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195191

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383497

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


1939-1/7/135 (South side)
29/07/76 No.22


3 cottages, now a house. C17, extended to left in late C18.
Rough ashlar and limestone rubble; steep pantile roof with
exposed rafter-ends, higher to the right end block with
stepped stone coping to gable ends and part of centre; tall
brick stacks with stepped brick cornices to gable ends of the
right-hand block and to the rear of the ridge of the left-hand
block. C17 one-unit plan extended to 3-unit plan in late C18.
EXTERIOR: 2-storeys; 4-window range with 3-light casements to
the first floor, that to the left, C19 with 2 panes to each
light, the others are C20 with small panes. The ground floor,
which is below street level, has four C20 two-light casements
with upper vents to the left; two C17 windows to the right
with hollow-moulded mullions, 4-light to inside right and
3-light to far right, with continuous label moulds. The C17
right gable return has a tiny rectangular window to
right-of-centre at attic-level, a 2-light mullioned window
with a label mould to the first-floor centre, and a C20 window
INTERIOR: This has evidence of once being 3 cottages, said to
have been changed c1975. C17 cottage to right has a huge
Moolham stone lintel to the open fireplace backing onto the
party wall of the ground-floor room. To the right of the
fireplace is a passage, probably gable entrance through the
thick, previously outer wall of the middle cottage; the
left-hand cottage retains an open fireplace backing onto the
party wall and a newel staircase to its left. A passage has
been knocked through to the central cottage, reducing the
width of the fireplace, the lintel rests on the passage wall.
All the cottages have chamfered beams; C17 exposed roof truss
in the right-hand cottage with trenched purlins, the tenoned
collar now removed and the ridge set diagonally in a notch in
the apex. There is a well in the south-west corner of the

Listing NGR: ST3692114445

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