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Village Hall and Railings Enclosing Front Lawn

A Grade II Listed Building in Sparkford, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0219 / 51°1'18"N

Longitude: -2.5567 / 2°33'24"W

OS Eastings: 361047

OS Northings: 124867

OS Grid: ST610248

Mapcode National: GBR MS.HVDF

Mapcode Global: FRA 56JD.XDT

Plus Code: 9C3V2CCV+P8

Entry Name: Village Hall and Railings Enclosing Front Lawn

Listing Date: 6 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1243669

English Heritage Legacy ID: 447198

Location: Sparkford, South Somerset, Somerset, BA22

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Sparkford

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Village Hall, and railings enclosing front lawn



Village hall, presumably formerly the school. Dated 1857. Local lias stone roughly cut and squared, Ham stone
dressings; Welsh slate roof between stepped coped gables, with gabletted and crocketted finials. Single storey, 2 bays.
Chamfer-mullioned windows of 4-lights, having diamond cast iron lattice lights, set under square labels; between these
the projecting gabled porch having chamfered pointed outer arch with label, segmental pointed inner arch with pair
boarder doors; plaque on gable reads "Erected by Elizabeth Richardson 1857", and over doorway is incised "rebuilt by AS
1909". Quatrefoil vent in west gable, small extension to rear. Interior not seen. Enclosing a semi-circular lawn to
front of building a low stone wall with shaped Ham stone copings, capped by cast iron railings to about 1.5 m high,
having bud and spear point tops; pair matching gates in centre opposite doorway, made on the curve, with barbed
spear-points to diddle rails; walls continued at higher levels along sides of building. A picturesque building and
setting in a prominent corner position on the south entry to the village.

Listing NGR: ST6104724867

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