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Latitude: 51.0693 / 51°4'9"N
Longitude: -3.616 / 3°36'57"W
OS Eastings: 286873
OS Northings: 131244
OS Grid: SS868312
Mapcode National: GBR LB.DXDF
Mapcode Global: FRA 3699.C2L
Entry Name: Ashway Farmhouse
Listing Date: 6 April 1959
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1263927
English Heritage Legacy ID: 429168
Location: Dulverton, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA22
District: West Somerset
Civil Parish: Dulverton
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
Farmhouse. Possibly C17 enlarged and extensively altered early C19, refenestrated early C20. Roughcast over rubble, parallel range slate roofs, overhanging eaves, 2 external stone stacks left gable end and set in from left gable end at rear.
Plan; possibly 2-cell and cross passage enlarged with parallel range at rear and staircase inserted in through passage. Two storeys, 4 bays, first floor leaded 2-light wooden mullioned and transomed windows flanking central gabled porch, left return small light right gable end, long leaded light ground floor left possibly to servants' staircase.
Interior much altered, remains of early C19 stair with cut string, baluster removed otherwise little of interest.
Listed primarily for historic interest as the birthplace of Sir George Williams (1821-1905), who founded the YMCA (Young Mens Christian Association) in 1844. A plaque commemorates him on the facade.
Listing NGR: SS8687331244
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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