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Ochil Tree House

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle Cary, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0902 / 51°5'24"N

Longitude: -2.5106 / 2°30'38"W

OS Eastings: 364334

OS Northings: 132443

OS Grid: ST643324

Mapcode National: GBR MV.CMQ1

Mapcode Global: FRA 56M7.PQ6

Plus Code: 9C3V3FRQ+3Q

Entry Name: Ochil Tree House

Listing Date: 24 March 1961

Last Amended: 18 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1366388

English Heritage Legacy ID: 262052

Location: Castle Cary, South Somerset, Somerset, BA7

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Castle Cary

Built-Up Area: Castle Cary

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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6/119 Ochil Tree House
(formerly listed as Ochiltree

House at end of row. Circa 1825, probably built by William Payne, carpenter. Finely jointed red brick, Flemish bond,
Doulting stone dressings; hipped Welsh slate roof; brick chimney stacks. Two storeys, 5 bays. Above, 16-pane sash
windows, below 4-pane sashes, in plain openings with rubbed brick voussoired flat heads, central keystones; to lower
bay 3 a 6-panel door with glazed toplights set in architrave, up 3 steps, under pediment hood; to lower bay 5 a wide
elliptical arched throughway with plain ashlar surround; incised on arch and impost 'John Boyd and Co. Ltd. Estd 1867";
the entrance now divided, forming narrow through-corridor and then pair double boarded doors, with panels over.
Interior adapted, now offices of Avalon Components Ltd, who modified house at rear in l979. From 1851 home of John
Boyd, horsehair weaver, who established his business at Chapel Yard House (qv) in 1840; the first instalment of his
Ansford factory was built in the grounds in 1851. The name of the house comes from Boyd's birthplace in Scotland.
(McGarvie M;, Castle Cary: Avalon Industries, 1980).

Listing NGR: ST6433432443

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