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The Olde Parsonage Guest House and Attached Cottages to the Left

A Grade II Listed Building in Crewkerne, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8817 / 50°52'54"N

Longitude: -2.8 / 2°47'59"W

OS Eastings: 343817

OS Northings: 109443

OS Grid: ST438094

Mapcode National: GBR MG.SLG5

Mapcode Global: FRA 560R.YTP

Entry Name: The Olde Parsonage Guest House and Attached Cottages to the Left

Listing Date: 6 September 1974

Last Amended: 6 December 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202949

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390442

Location: Crewkerne, South Somerset, Somerset, TA18

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Crewkerne

Built-Up Area: Crewkerne

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Crewkerne

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Listing Text


CREWKERNE

ST4309 TOWER HILL ROAD
876-1/6/168 (North side)
06/09/74 The Olde Parsonage Guest House and
attached cottages to the left
(Formerly Listed as:
BARN STREET
(East side)
Parsonage House)
(Formerly Listed as:
TOWER HILL ROAD
(North side)
The Olde Parsonage Guest House)

II

Parsonage, now a guest house. Late C17, extended late C19.
MATERIALS: coursed limestone rubble, squared to C19 extension,
with Ham Hill stone plinth and dressings, stepped stone
copings to gable ends, stone stacks to gable ends of the late
C19 block, brick stack to right gable end of the C16 block.
Irregular T-shape plan.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. Symmetrical 3-window range to late C19
front block. All the C19 windows to the front have 3-lights,
stone mullions and transoms and cast-iron casements. The
central gabled bay is stepped forward with steps up to a
recessed porch and door.
Right return has a canted single-storey 2-light bay with a
hipped stone roof and a similar 3-light window above. A lower
gabled rear range has similar 2-light windows. Attached to the
rear right of it and stepped back is the late C17 wing. 2-unit
plan, with the former central entrance. Now 2 storeys;
3-window range. Hollow-moulded stone-mullioned windows. In the
angle, to the left, is a canted C19 porch with a hipped slate
roof and a Tudor-arch.
INTERIOR: Much of the late C19 character of the main front
block remains including a white marble fireplace to the left,
a high dado rail with tongue-and-grooved boarding below, and a
staircase with a wreathed oak rail. The late C17 wing to the
rear, is 5-bay, with 4 chamfered beams to the ground-floor. A
former open fireplace with a chamfered stone surround in the
room to the left. The right-hand room is raised above a
shallow cellar and has a late C19 fireplace. A newel stair to
the rear right-of-centre, originally rose to the attic, the
upper part is now repositioned; it is enclosed by pine
plank-and-muntin panelling to both floors, the landing has
flat balusters. The attic has 2 exposed trusses with trenched
purlins and principal rafters at a steeper pitch of the
present roof.
2 former cottages attached to the left are now part of The
Olde Parsonage. Early C19. Limestone rubble with a slate roof,
the lower courses are of stone slates with stone coping and
truncated brick stack to the left gable end. 2 storeys;
4-window range. Entrances to the rear; wooden lintels to all
openings, first-floor windows are at eaves level; 3-light
casements with small panes to both floors of the right hand
cottage, C20 windows to that on the left.
INTERIORS not inspected.


Listing NGR: ST4381709443

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

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