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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
Entry Name: Bower House and Raised Pavement to Front
Listing Date: 19 April 1961
Last Amended: 28 April 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1225185
English Heritage Legacy ID: 421330
Location: Martock, South Somerset, Somerset, TA12
District: South Somerset
Civil Parish: Martock
Built-Up Area: Martock
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
Bower House, Bower Hinton.
Bower House, Bower Hinton.
ST4517 MARTOCK CP BOWER HINTON
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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