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Latitude: 50.8856 / 50°53'8"N
Longitude: -2.7905 / 2°47'25"W
OS Eastings: 344490
OS Northings: 109862
OS Grid: ST444098
Mapcode National: GBR MG.SGW2
Mapcode Global: FRA 561R.NPF
Entry Name: Townsend House
Listing Date: 12 June 1950
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1203001
English Heritage Legacy ID: 390349
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 EAST STREET
876-1/7/71 (South side)
House. C17 origins but mostly early C18.
MATERIALS: roughcast front over limestone rubble with Ham Hill
stone dressings, double Roman tile roof with stone coping, and
rendered stacks to left gable end and to lateral stack to
PLAN: originally 1-unit plan, extended to the right with 2
units and two gable wings to the rear.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; 3-window range. All windows have
hollow-moulded stone mullions, except for a C20 inserted
2-light window above the door; those to the ground-floor have
label moulds. To the inside-right is a lateral stack, off-set
above eaves-level, flanked by 3-light leaded casements; to the
far left is a 2-light casement to the first-floor, and a
4-light casement below. The door, to the right of it, is set
in an C18 Tuscan-style doorcase with flat hood and panelled
reveals. The right return has a 2-light mullioned window in
the centre of the gable, and 6/6-pane sashes to both floors,
that to the ground floor being C20 with horns.
The rear elevation has a C17 two-light mullioned window with
label mould to first-floor right; a small pointed-arched
window to the right-of-centre, both with C20 glazing; an C18
semi-circular arched stair window with margin panes to the
centre; to the left are two gables with moulded string courses
above hoodmoulds to C17 stone mullioned windows, 3-light to
the left, 2-light to the right and a 2-light stair window
between; one light to the right ground-floor window has late
C17 leaded glass.
INTERIOR: attic, though re-roofed, has original trusses with
trenched purlins, one purlin to each side of the gabled wings,
and two to the main block. The ridge is notch-in-apex. The
room to the left has axial beams with run-out chamfers, open
fireplace with oak lintel to the gable end, a newel stair in
the corner to the left, which originally extended to the
attic, now only to the first-floor, with an oval stairlight to
the left return, and large stone flags to the floor. The
central room has a quartered ceiling, the beams of which were
plastered over c1820, and a corner fireplace with a limestone
lintel; the beams have ogee-stopped chamfers. The room to the
right also has a corner fireplace with C18 wooden surround.
Both fireplaces to the right end are served by the lateral
stack. The first-floor has mostly early C18 two-panel doors
with rimlocks, some pine plank-and-muntin type walls with
ovolo moulding, and some late C18 doors.
Listing NGR: ST4449009862
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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