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Pioneer House and Stringfellow and Attached Walls, Gate and Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Chard, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.8723 / 50°52'20"N

Longitude: -2.9714 / 2°58'17"W

OS Eastings: 331744

OS Northings: 108542

OS Grid: ST317085

Mapcode National: GBR M6.TC20

Mapcode Global: FRA 46NS.Q68

Entry Name: Pioneer House and Stringfellow and Attached Walls, Gate and Railings

Listing Date: 29 July 1976

Last Amended: 13 December 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197469

English Heritage Legacy ID: 374142

Location: Chard Town, South Somerset, Somerset, TA20

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Chard Town

Built-Up Area: Chard

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Chard St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Listing Text


756-1/3/114 (South side)
29/07/76 Nos.119 AND 121
Pioneer House and Stringfellow and
attached walls, gate and railings
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
Nos.119 AND 121
Pioneer House and Stringfellow House)
(Formerly Listed as:
Garden walls, gatepiers and gates at
Nos 119 and 121)


Two houses. C18. No.119 of limestone rubble with pantile roof.
No.121 was altered c1838; stucco, probably on limestone
rubble; painted stone plinth, archivolt, sills and cornice.
Swept slate roof with stone ridge. Brick stacks to gable ends.
Double-depth plan.
2 storeys. 3-window range to No.121; single-window range to
No.119: the street front has 6/6-pane sashes with forward
frames, the left return has C20 windows and door. No.121 has
doorway with elliptical head and fanlight set in a reeded
archivolt with keystone and imposts. To each side are mid C19
French windows with margin pane lights. First floor has a
blind window with a plaque above the door flanked by 6/6-pane
sash windows. A moulded cornice supports the gutter connected
to a lead hopperhead fixed to the facade of No.123 to the
INTERIOR: much altered, but reeded cornices survive in the 2
front rooms, that to the left embellished with stiff-leaf in
1935 and a mid C19 black marble fireplace.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: rubblestone wall with stone coping
encloses front garden surmounted by cast-iron railings of
interlacing vertical oval design with finials; 2-leaf
cast-iron gates hung on stone piers with moulded dome; similar
piers at front corners.
HISTORY: circular plaque set in central blind window has the
inscription "Home of the late John Stringfellow, inventor of
the aeroplane"; he was the inventor of the first engine-driven
aeroplane which flew. His memorial at the cemetery in Zembard
Lane (qv) is also listed.

Listing NGR: ST3174408542

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