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Monmouth House and Attached Walls and Railings

A Grade II* Listed Building in Chard, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8734 / 50°52'24"N

Longitude: -2.9614 / 2°57'40"W

OS Eastings: 332451

OS Northings: 108656

OS Grid: ST324086

Mapcode National: GBR M7.T7L2

Mapcode Global: FRA 46PS.N3L

Entry Name: Monmouth House and Attached Walls and Railings

Listing Date: 24 March 1950

Last Amended: 13 December 1993

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205613

English Heritage Legacy ID: 374104

Location: Chard Town, South Somerset, Somerset, TA20

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Chard Town

Built-Up Area: Chard

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Chard St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Listing Text


CHARD

ST3308 FORE STREET
756-1/4/76 (North side)
24/03/50 Monmouth House and attached walls
and railings
(Formerly Listed as:
FORE STREET
(North side)
Monmouth House)
(Formerly Listed as:
FORE STREET
(North side)
Piers, railings and gates to
forecourt of Monmouth House)

GV II*

House. 1770-1790. Stucco with painted stone plinth and
dressings; slate roof with stepped stone copings and brick
stacks to gable ends. Double-depth plan with central entrance
and stairhall.
2 storeys with attic; symmetrical 5-window range. Steps up to
6-panel door under decorative fanlight set in doorcase with
cornice and crudely-soldered metal columns. Platband and
tripartite sash window above door. All windows have stone
sills and keystones, those to the sides are 6/6-pane sashes.
Cornice and low parapet with swept corners. The roof has been
raised to accommodate a full-height attic with three C19
horned 2/2-pane sashes in a mansard roof. To the right is
one-bay link block to Chard School (qv) of 2 storeys with
6/6-pane sashes over a through entry. Rear elevation has keyed
semi-circular stairlight.
INTERIOR: joinery includes panelled shutters, C18 architraves,
early C19 panelled doors and late C18 mahogany doors to ground
floor. Entrance hall has late C18 wheatear and bucrania frieze
below moulded cornice and elliptical arches with enriched
egg-and-dart carving, set on fluted pilasters. Stair hall to
rear has inserted late C19 double doors, enriched mid C18,
modillioned cornice and open-well stair with ramped handrail.
Ground-floor room to left has mid C19 cast-iron ceiling rose,
late C18 panelling and fluted dado rail and mid C19 enriched
panelling; room to rear left has late C18 wheatear and
bucrania frieze, room to right has mid C19 marble fireplace
and enriched consoles to mid C19 inserted entry to rear room.
First floor: C18 cornice and fretwork dado rail to centre; C18
neo-classical fireplaces and cornicing.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: spearheaded railings with urn finials on
low stone plinth supported by Ham Hill stone piers to sides.
These have recessed panels, raised key-pattern band below
panels with swags and moulded cornice to flat top. Piers are
connected to the house by high, painted rubblestone walls with
flat coping.
Piers and railings to forecourt listed on 29.7.76.


Listing NGR: ST3245108656

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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