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Orchard House and Front Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Martock, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.966 / 50°57'57"N

Longitude: -2.7733 / 2°46'23"W

OS Eastings: 345793

OS Northings: 118794

OS Grid: ST457187

Mapcode National: GBR MH.MF6W

Mapcode Global: FRA 562K.9F2

Plus Code: 9C2VX68G+CM

Entry Name: Orchard House and Front Railings

Listing Date: 28 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1226723

English Heritage Legacy ID: 424142

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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Detached house. C16 with later front. Ham stone rubble, but with colourwashed brick facade, Flemish bond, with ashlar
dressings; Welsh slate roof over stone slate base courses between stepped coped gables; brick chimney stacks. 'L'-plan;
2 storeys, 5 bays, of which bay 5 is a one-bay gabled projection. Above, horizontal bar casements, 3-light except upper
bay 3 which is 4-light; below a C20 4-light window bay 1 in reconstructed stone surrounds; plain mullioned windows of 4
lights lower bay 3 and 3 lights lower bay 4, without labels; to lower bay 2, a C20 door set in deep recess with plain
beaded surround: in north return bay 5 are C20 casements, the lower in part-blocked former shop window, with blocked
doorway to left. North gable shows earlier lower roof line. Inside, the centre room has a 9-bay deep moulded beam
panelled ceiling, and in the north wall a wide fireplace with chamfered beam, a gable entry and a winding stone stair
with oval light; other C18 features in wings to either side; centre portion has one visible raised cruck, with
indications that others survive. About 3m west of the house, mostly set on low stone walling, are wrot iron railings,
with arrow head tops and cast urn finials to arch-braced standards, and gate to match opposite door (north section
newly installed, to match, June l985).

Listing NGR: ST4579318794

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