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Oscars

A Grade II* Listed Building in Crewkerne, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8852 / 50°53'6"N

Longitude: -2.796 / 2°47'45"W

OS Eastings: 344104

OS Northings: 109827

OS Grid: ST441098

Mapcode National: GBR MG.SFH4

Mapcode Global: FRA 561R.LL8

Entry Name: Oscars

Listing Date: 12 June 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202968

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390370

Location: Crewkerne, South Somerset, Somerset, TA18

County: Somerset

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

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Listing Text


CREWKERNE

ST4409 MARKET SQUARE
876-1/7/91 (West side)
12/06/50 Nos.13 AND 15
Oscars

GV II*

House, possibly an inn, now a shop. Early C16 with early
additions of rear wings; later alterations.
MATERIALS: stucco facade, limestone rubble to the rest;
steeply-pitched slate roof with stone coping, moulded kneeler
and brick stack to right gable end.
PLAN: 3-unit cross-passage plan with 2 rear wings.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; 4-window range. The first-floor has
4/8-pane sashes in forward frames. A late C19 shopfront, to
the right-of-centre of the ground-floor, has a moulded fascia
with ornate consoles, reaching almost to cill-level; 3
plate-glass windows between colonnettes, and a set-back door
to the right. To the left is a 6-panel door in a moulded
architrave, (the original entrance to the cross-passage); to
the outsides are smaller but similar shop windows.
INTERIOR: the building is over a vaulted cellar of 3 equal
bays which correspond with the rooms above plus the
cross-passage; it has a high rubblestone plinth around the
north, east (front) and west (rear) sides. A line of columns
along the centre have round bevelled capitals below square
abaci, the bases are similar; corresponding half-columns
against the wall, stand on the plinth and have no bases.
The floor is of Ham Hill stone flags with a runnel along the
sides and north end wall, draining into a hole in the
north-west corner. The ground-floor room to the north,
possibly the parlour, has a deeply-moulded beam against the
north wall, an obscured beam to the south end and an axial
beam to the centre. The central room, the former hall, has an
elaborate framed ceiling of 3 main compartments divided by
richly carved axial and wall beams. A beam marks the 4ft width
of the former cross-passage; there is evidence of a former
fireplace in the south wall.
First floor and roof: the north wall contains a small stone
fireplace with a cambered lintel and sunk spandrels, the
moulding to the arrises is stopped approx 1 inch above the
floor. The first bay, to the north, is formed by a tie-beam
truss with vertical rods for wattle and daub; the tie-beam has
been shaped to the rear end, probably over a former doorway;
the second bay has an almost similar truss with carpenters'
assembly marks (III) at the apex and 2 rows of trenched
purlins, both replaced.
Above the present ceiling there are wind braces to the front
between these trusses and slots for windbraces to the rear.
The purlin above them is chamfered with step-and-runout stops
to both edges.
The third bay, which covers the cross-passage, has replaced
purlins; the south roof truss is marked II, it has slots for
windbraces, and rodholes and grooves from a former partition;
the fourth bay, to the south, ends at a stone wall with a
stack of the former fireplace on the ground floor.
The rear wings have collar truss roofs; that to the south is
higher with carpenters' marks I and II on the two trusses; the
collars are halved on and pegged; the purlins rest on those of
the main block. The first-floor front wall is 6 inches thick
and one exposed panel approx 3 ft square, adjacent the central
truss, reveals depressed crossed curved braces.


Listing NGR: ST4410409827

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