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Bower House and Raised Pavement to Front

A Grade II Listed Building in Martock, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9581 / 50°57'29"N

Longitude: -2.7751 / 2°46'30"W

OS Eastings: 345657

OS Northings: 117918

OS Grid: ST456179

Mapcode National: GBR MH.MSX1

Mapcode Global: FRA 562K.W52

Plus Code: 9C2VX65F+6X

Entry Name: Bower House and Raised Pavement to Front

Listing Date: 19 April 1961

Last Amended: 28 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1225185

English Heritage Legacy ID: 421330

Location: Martock, South Somerset, Somerset, TA12

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Martock

Built-Up Area: Martock

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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16/181 Bower House
(formerly listed as the Red Lion
Inn), and raised pavement to front


House, formerly inn. C17. Ham stone ashlar; plain clay tile roof with plain south gable, coped to north; brick chimney
stacks. Two storeys, 4 bays. Continuous label over lower openings, eaves moulding; small pane casement windows to bay
1, 3-light above and 4-light below; then ovolo- mould mullioned windows; 2-light upper bay 2 and 3-light to both levels
bay 4; to bay 3 an angled bay window 1+4+1 lights to both levels, with coped gable on shaped kneeler stones with
gabletted finial and a square ovolo-mould panel; to lower bay 2 a moulded cambered-arched doorway with boarded door.
Against north gable an early C19 range under shallow-pitched Welsh slate roof; bay 1 has a 4-centre arched carriage
opening with 3-light casement above, the centre light rectangular-leaded: the remaining 3 bays now converted into 2
houses and not of special interest. Interior not seen, but reported is dated plasterwork of 1632 in a front room. At
front of house an old raised pavement, average 750 mm high, in Ham stone rubble with Keinton slab pavings and Ham stone
edgings, 2 steps at north end and extension to south, all an integral part of the setting of the house and of the
streetscene. This was the Red Lion Inn, licensed by 1795 and closed in c1970. (VCH, Vol III, 1974).

Listing NGR: ST4565717918

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