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Latitude: 50.8823 / 50°52'56"N
Longitude: -2.7957 / 2°47'44"W
OS Eastings: 344121
OS Northings: 109497
OS Grid: ST441094
Mapcode National: GBR MG.SMK9
Mapcode Global: FRA 561R.STG
Entry Name: The Hermitage and Retreat and Attached Arch and South Garden Wall
Listing Date: 6 September 1974
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1202965
English Heritage Legacy ID: 390364
Location: Crewkerne, South Somerset, Somerset, TA18
District: South 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
ST4409 HERMITAGE STREET
876-1/7/86 (East side)
06/09/74 The Hermitage and Retreat and
attached arch and south garden wall
House, now 2 dwellings. Early C18, remodelled c1850.
MATERIALS: coursed limestone rubble with Ham Hill stone
plinth, stepped stone coping with moulded kneelers, quoins and
dressings; slate roof with brick stacks to gable ends and tall
lateral stack to rear left. PLAN: originally probably 3-unit
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with attics and basement; the south facade
of The Hermitage, to the left, is now symmetrical 3-window
range. Flat gauged arches to both floors over C20 horned
8/8-pane sashes in forward frames flank a 6/6-pane sash under
a stone lintel to the first floor and a 6-panel door under a
segmental hood on wrought-iron brackets.
The street facade, which is the left return, has mid C19
horned 8/8-pane sashes under stone lintels, keyed to the
ground floor, and a segmental-arched opening to the basement.
The ground-floor corners to the street front are rounded. The
Retreat, to the right, has timber lintels to the north side
and flat gauged arches to the garden facade (south), all over
INTERIOR of The Hermitage: staircase and mouldings are of mid
C19 character, with 6-panel doors; the basement is
stone-flagged; the roof structure is A-frame with trenched
purlins, pegged joints and a plate at the apex with
INTERIOR of The Retreat is altered.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached to the south-west corner is a
semi-circular arch with reeded imposts, beaded edge and a C20
iron gate. The garden to the south is surrounded by a high
rubblestone wall with Ham Hill stone coping, approx 45m along
the street to the south, with 2 garages and a tall gate pier
with pyramidal cap at the corner; the approx 30m of wall
enclosing the rear of the garden has 7 large brick buttresses
and approx 25m of wall meets that of The Retreat.
Listing NGR: ST4412109497
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