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Latitude: 50.9365 / 50°56'11"N
Longitude: -2.6238 / 2°37'25"W
OS Eastings: 356265
OS Northings: 115411
OS Grid: ST562154
Mapcode National: GBR MP.P92T
Mapcode Global: FRA 56DM.MNC
Entry Name: The Round House
Listing Date: 19 April 1961
Last Amended: 30 August 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1345789
English Heritage Legacy ID: 263584
Location: Barwick, South Somerset, Somerset, BA20
District: South Somerset
Civil Parish: Barwick
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
ST51NE BARWICK CP NEWTON ROAD (West side)
2/26 The Round House
(formerly listed as Summerhouse
Cottage under Yeovil Without CP)
Summerhouse, now a cottage. Circa 1740. Erected for Swayne Harbin of Newton House (qv). Has stone ashlar; stone slate
between coped gables, conical roof to central tower; one brick and one stone chimney stack. Octagonal central 2-storey
tower (corner faces curved, flat faces to main quarters) with 1-bay extensions to North and South. Entrance on East
face of tower with C20 doors in Ionic surround with Gibbsian flat pilasters and full entablature over, the top order
continued as string course; above eared architraved 16-pane cruciform casement window with triple keystone, on curved
faced quintuple keyed openings, one blind; plinth, cill band, floor and eaves strings, corniced (dentilled over
entrance), deep parelled balustrade. The extensions, with lower upper storey, have architraved windows, formerly
sashes, now a variety. One of three similar follies, all visible to each other; the others now virtually disappeared
were at Chilton Cantelo (qv) and Nontacute House (qv); the three owners used to signal to each other. (Gordon Nares
"Newton Surmaville, Somerset", Country Life, 5th September 1952).
Listing NGR: ST5626515411
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