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Kincora and Attached Railings

A Grade II* Listed Building in Crewkerne, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.8845 / 50°53'4"N

Longitude: -2.7965 / 2°47'47"W

OS Eastings: 344064

OS Northings: 109752

OS Grid: ST440097

Mapcode National: GBR MG.SM9W

Mapcode Global: FRA 561R.LD0

Entry Name: Kincora and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 12 June 1950

Last Amended: 6 December 1993

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1281924

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390308

Location: Crewkerne, South Somerset, Somerset, TA18

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Crewkerne

Built-Up Area: Crewkerne

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Crewkerne

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Listing Text


876-1/7/29 (South side)
12/06/50 No.3
Kincora and attached railings
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)


House. Early C18 with late C19 wing to the right. C17 wing to
the rear right of the main house.
MATERIALS: coursed limestone rubble with Ham Hill stone plinth
and dressings; slate roof with stepped stone coping and brick
stacks to gable ends.
PLAN: 2-unit central-staircase plan with older rear wing to
the right.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with attic and basement; symmetrical
5-window range. 3 roof dormers; those to the sides have
pedimented gables, the central one has a segmental-arch to the
gable. The moulded cornice steps forward above the rusticated
pilasters and returns to the sides. All windows are late C19
horned 2/2-pane sashes in moulded architraves. The 8-panel
door, with panelled reveals, is set in a moulded architrave
with a pediment on consoles. The basement, to the right, has a
3-light window with hollow-moulded stone mullions, that to the
right is missing.
To the right, filling the space between No.3 and No.5, (qv) is
a 2-storey; 2-window range, mid C19 extension with stone slate
lower courses to the roof, C20 two-light casements to the
first-floor, an ashlar canted bay with an off-set stone roof
and a 4-light, stone mullioned and transomed window to the
front of it. To its right is a pointed-arch door with
overlight, and to the far right is a carriage entrance of the
same height with a shallow pointed arch; a platband runs from
the right, to the eaves of the bay.
The first-floor of the rear of the house has an early C19,
round-arched, margin-pane stair window to the left, a small
pointed-arch window to the centre and a 2-light
stone-mullioned window to the right.
The wall to the ground-floor was probably rebuilt in the early
C19, when the elliptical arches were constructed, using the
original 2-light stone-mullioned window to the right, and the
planked and studded door in a Tudor arch with sunk spandrels
to the left.
The rear extension is 2 storeys; 2-window range, with C20
windows and door under wooden lintels.
INTERIOR: essentially early C18, with raised-and fielded
panelling and high dado rails; later fireplaces. The
diagonally-laid stone-flagged hall has an open-well,
open-string, oak staircase with 3 turned balusters to each
tread, fretted ends, an oak handrail swept to the top, and,
with the curtail step, wreathed at the foot.
Hall is panelled below the dado rail and has moulded
architraves to 6-panel doors. The room to the left has oak
floor-boards, a box cornice, and is entirely panelled,
including the shutters; an early C19 deep elliptical-arched
recess in the rear wall, has re-used the original panelling
and has similar, C19, in the soffit and a reeded architrave;
C20 fireplace. The room to the right is simpler, with a dado
rail, cyma-moulded cornice, early C19 elliptical arch to the
rear, late C19 fireplace and an inserted Spanish wall cupboard
to the left. The landing on the first-floor is panelled to the
egg-and-dart cornice.
The roof of the main house is 5 bays, ridge purlin in notched
apex, with trenched purlins and pegged collars. The entrance
to the attic of the late C17, 3-bay, rear wing is through a
C17 panelled door; re-roofed, probably in early C19, it has
part of a horizontal planked partition and closing latches to
a door jamb.
The cellar, under the rear wing and extending to the front,
has stone steps and floor, with a drainage channel to the
centre; it has a segmental barrel vault, the rear end of which
has a C17 moulded cornice and ribs forming a star-shape.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: spearhead railings with urn finials and
scroll supports, on a Ham Hill stone plinth, enclose the
One of a group of 3 early C18 town houses in Church Street.

Listing NGR: ST4406409752

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

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