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Ilminster Turnpike

A Grade II Listed Building in Dowlish Wake, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9181 / 50°55'5"N

Longitude: -2.8883 / 2°53'17"W

OS Eastings: 337654

OS Northings: 113554

OS Grid: ST376135

Mapcode National: GBR MB.QG2N

Mapcode Global: FRA 46VP.0MF

Plus Code: 9C2VW496+6M

Entry Name: Ilminster Turnpike

Listing Date: 30 November 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1307443

English Heritage Legacy ID: 262170

Location: Dowlish Wake, South Somerset, Somerset, TA19

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Dowlish Wake

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Dowlishwake

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Ilminster Turnpike


Former toll house, now private house. Early C19, extended in C20. Ham stone rubble with ashlar dressings; Welsh slate
roof between stepped coped gables having gabletted finials; brick chimney stacks. Two storeys, 3 bays x 1 bay x l bay.
Entrance on north flank, with hollow-chamfered mullioned windows, 2-light with label, to lower bay 1, and boarded door
under C20 timber hood bay 3; bay 2 has a projecting chimney stack with small gable. East gable, abutting main road; has
another 2-light mullioned window with label, rectangular-leaded, to first floor, and below it is a chamfered
cambered-arched doorway with square label, now part-blocked with a casement window inserted; a GVIR letterbox built
into will to right of doorway, South elevation flanks the miner road and is rendered on bay 1; mullioned windows to
lower bays 2 and 3; horizontal-bar casements to both levels bay 1 and upper bays 2 and 3. Single-storey extensions
against west gable. Interior not seen, The main road was turnpiked by the Ilminster Trust in 1759, but the date of this
toll-house not known. (Bentley J.B and Murless B.J Somerset Roads, SIAS, 1985).

Listing NGR: ST3765413554

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