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Candle Cottage and Garden Walls and Railings to East

A Grade II* Listed Building in Crewkerne, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.8851 / 50°53'6"N

Longitude: -2.7942 / 2°47'38"W

OS Eastings: 344231

OS Northings: 109813

OS Grid: ST442098

Mapcode National: GBR MG.SFYF

Mapcode Global: FRA 561R.M8G

Plus Code: 9C2VV6P4+28

Entry Name: Candle Cottage and Garden Walls and Railings to East

Listing Date: 6 September 1974

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202997

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390341

ID on this website: 101202997

Location: Crewkerne, 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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876-1/7/63 (South side)
06/09/74 No.10
Candle Cottage and garden walls and
railings to east


House, possibly built as a chantry priest's house. Late C15
with early C17 alterations.
MATERIALS: Ham Hill stone rubble, slate roof with C15 lateral
stack to left-of-centre and gable ends.
PLAN: 3-unit through-passage plan with central hall, parlour
to the right and service end to the left.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; 5-window range. Windows and doors to
front and rear are various C20, those to the first floor are
mostly at eaves level under wooden lintels. To the left of the
lateral stack is a C15 Ham Hill stone buttress. C18 stone
mullioned window to the left.
INTERIOR: the room to the right (north) has a C15 quartered
ceiling, the moulding on the substantial lateral beam is
similar to that of the wall beams to front and rear, the
moulding of the subsidiary beam runs out to a point at the
crossing. The room to the left of the former passage has a
heavy chamfered cross-beam resting on a massive limestone
lintel to a late C16/early C17 open fireplace; this has a
shallow ovolo-moulded Tudor arch with sunk spandrels, the
mouldings have decorative stops above floor-level. The room to
the far left has an axial beam and parts of a timber-framed
partition. The room to first-floor right has feet of 3 jointed
crucks with moulded arch braces, moulded principal rafters
between and slightly chamfered trenched purlins. The fascia of
the wall plate is carved with an undulating line which has
quatrefoils in circles flanked by cusped mouchettes to each
Collar-truss roof with trenched purlins over central rooms.
Most of the doors to the first floor are early C18 with 4
raised and fielded panels and H and L hinges.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: the garden which is approx 30m square, to
the west of the house, has spearhead railings with double
gates along East Street. The plan and features of this C15
two-storey house bear strong similarities to late medieval
chantry priests' houses in Somerset.

Listing NGR: ST4423109813

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