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The Hermitage and Retreat and Attached Arch and South Garden Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Crewkerne, Somerset

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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

Plus Code: 9C2VV6J3+WP

Entry Name: The Hermitage and Retreat and Attached Arch and South Garden Wall

Listing Date: 6 September 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202965

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390364

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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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
C20 windows.
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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