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Sydenham House

A Grade II Listed Building in Dulverton, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0404 / 51°2'25"N

Longitude: -3.5493 / 3°32'57"W

OS Eastings: 291473

OS Northings: 127926

OS Grid: SS914279

Mapcode National: GBR LF.GNNN

Mapcode Global: FRA 36GC.F1Y

Entry Name: Sydenham House

Listing Date: 6 April 1959

Last Amended: 4 August 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247926

English Heritage Legacy ID: 429347

Location: Dulverton, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA22

County: Somerset

District: West Somerset

Civil Parish: Dulverton

Built-Up Area: Dulverton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


15/75 Sydenham House
(formerly listed as Sydenham
House, Back street)


Farmhouse, now dwelling with later buildings abutting either end. C16, possibly earlier, refenestrated late C17,
altered internally c1820, roof raised and partly refenestrated mid C20. Random rubble local stone, shallow pitched
slate roof, applied half-timbered frieze below eaves, stone stacks right gable end, between second and third bays left,
and large lateral stack to right of entrance. Plan: probably kitchen at east end separated from upper end by carriage
way now with inserted stair, Two storeys 4: 1 bays, first floor late C20 cruciform plastic leaded windows rising to
applied half-timbered frieze, ground floor left tripartite 12-pane sash window, 16-pane sash window to left of 6-panel
door, flat roofed pentice porch on shaped brackets, facade unlit on ground floor to right of lateral stack. Rear
elevation, evidence formerly 4-bay with late C17 cruciform leaded windows rising through eaves, one remaining after
roof raised. 2 coeval 2-light mullioned and transomed leaded windows on ground floor. Interior 2 pairs of jointed cruck
trusses visible in west end bedroom with remains of plain C16 moulded cornice, chamfered beams with step and runout
stops visible in kitchen, all grates modern, early C19 stick stair with cut string, coeval plaster frieze in west end
room, the original stairs probably rose against the stack. An interesting house whose evolution is unclear

Listing NGR: SS9147327926

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

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