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Townsend House

A Grade II Listed Building in Crewkerne, Somerset

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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

Plus Code: 9C2VV6P5+6R

Entry Name: Townsend House

Listing Date: 12 June 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1203001

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390349

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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876-1/7/71 (South side)
12/06/50 No.40
Townsend House


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

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