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Latitude: 51.2104 / 51°12'37"N
Longitude: -3.4811 / 3°28'52"W
OS Eastings: 296636
OS Northings: 146729
OS Grid: SS966467
Mapcode National: GBR LJ.41XL
Mapcode Global: VH5JY.MT1Z
Entry Name: No 1 and Attached Wall to North East
Listing Date: 4 July 1952
Last Amended: 30 September 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1279764
English Heritage Legacy ID: 391149
Location: Minehead, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA24
Civil Parish: Minehead
Built-Up Area: Minehead
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
SS9646 CHURCH STEPS
900-1/3/14 (West side)
and attached wall to north-east
(Formerly Listed as:
House. C16. Red sandstone rubble with some limestone, rendered
to the north-east; C20 gabled plain tile roof with exposed
rafter-ends; large external rubblestone stack off-set at and
above the eaves with brick shaft to front (north-east) facade;
rubblestone corbelled stack to first-floor left return.
2-unit plan with entry to right of hall with lateral stack to
left of door, stair bay projecting to rear and first-floor
room with corbelled stack.
2 storeys; 3-window range. Flat arches to mostly 2-light
hollow-moulded pegged oak-framed windows with C20 leaded
lights, some with grilles; similar small single-light window
at eaves level to stair bay at rear. To right of the main
stack a restored C16 chamfered oak doorcase and a planked and
studded door with strap hinges, over it a small single-light
window in an oak frame; to the far right are two C19
three-light casement windows.
INTERIOR: not inspected but noted as have a stone spiral stair
to the rear.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: a rubblestone wall approx 2m high and 3m
long is attached to the south-east corner.
HISTORY: in 1731 the Poor Rate became so burdensome that the
parish meeting was convinced that it would be more economical
to gather the poor together in a workhouse, so they leased
Punter's tenement at the foot of Church Steps for a rent of
»6.5s per annum.
(Binding H: Minehead: A New History: Minehead: 1977-: 136).
Listing NGR: SS9663646729
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