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Cross House and Attached Wall, Gate and Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Ilminster, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9274 / 50°55'38"N

Longitude: -2.9118 / 2°54'42"W

OS Eastings: 336013

OS Northings: 114614

OS Grid: ST360146

Mapcode National: GBR M9.PVGS

Mapcode Global: FRA 46SN.HF7

Entry Name: Cross House and Attached Wall, Gate and Railings

Listing Date: 23 September 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1298356

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383376

Location: Ilminster, South Somerset, Somerset, TA19

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Ilminster

Built-Up Area: Ilminster

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Ilminster

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Listing Text


1939-1/7/11 (East side)
23/09/50 Nos.4 AND 24
Cross House and attached wall, gate
and railings


House. c1700, remodelled by Allen, Headmaster of the Grammar
School 1822-55. Rough Ham Hill or Moolham stone ashlar with
moulded cornice at eaves to south, and limestone rubble to
west, with stepped stone coping to right half-gable end facing
Court Barton (qv), and rusticated quoin to the corner; slate
roof with brick stacks. L-shape plan.
South front is 2 storeys; 3-window range, but was 4-window
range, the range to the left is now part of another dwelling
with an entrance to the rear. These windows have
bolection-moulded surrounds and joints to tops and sides
indicating positions of former mullions and transoms; 3
first-floor left-hand windows are 6/6-pane sashes, late C19
sashes to ground floor have 1/1 panes.
West-facing facade is 3 storeys, 3-window range, sloping down
to the 2-storey south front to the right; no windows to the
second floor, 6/6-pane sashes to first floor and one
horizontal 5/5-pane fixed light set high to the left of the
door, all in raised surrounds; the door is c1900 with 3
vertical panels to the top, one horizontal panel to the centre
and 2 almost-square panels with rounded corners and reeded
borders, to the base. The re-positioned porch is a large Ham
Hill stone ashlar Tuscan-style structure spanning the
pavement; it has round columns paired with antae on shared
rectangular bases.
INTERIOR not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: A low limestone rubble wall with Ham Hill
stone coping, a gate and railings with flat acorn-shaped tops,
similar to those of The Chantry (qv), and now enveloped in a
hedge, is attached to the south-west corner.
HISTORY: At the Reformation, the property was conveyed to the
Trustees of the Grammar School for use as a master's house.

Listing NGR: ST3603014621

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

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