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Milward House

A Grade II Listed Building in Keynsham, Bath and North East Somerset

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Latitude: 51.4175 / 51°25'2"N

Longitude: -2.5 / 2°30'0"W

OS Eastings: 365324

OS Northings: 168837

OS Grid: ST653688

Mapcode National: GBR CYZ.9Q

Mapcode Global: VH88W.MM6Q

Plus Code: 9C3VCF8X+XX

Entry Name: Milward House

Listing Date: 27 February 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384600

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485035

Location: Keynsham, Bath and North East Somerset, BS31

County: Bath and North East Somerset

Civil Parish: Keynsham

Built-Up Area: Keynsham

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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BRISTOL ROAD (South West side)
No. 1 (Milward House)

(Formerly listed as Milward House)



Originally an attached house, now offices, and a former Friends' Meeting House dating to the mid-C18 with late C18 addition and minor C19 alterations.

MATERIALS: the elevations are ashlar to the main range and render to the north-west wing and the building has pantile roofs. There is one mid-ridge brick stack and stone gable stack base at the north-west end.

PLAN: double-depth plan with central staircase hall and rear stairs to main range.

EXTERIOR: this mid-Georgian style building is two-storeys high and comprises a four-window, mid-C18 range with a two-storey, two-window range forming the later north-west wing. The main range has a plinth, ground-floor sill band, chamfered quoins, cornice and blind parapet. It has an end-gabled roof with hipped and half-hipped sections to the rear. All elements of the main facade are carried through to the slightly projecting north-west wing. All the windows to the main range are sixteen-pane sashes in plain reveals with sills to first floor, except the window above the doorway which is a twelve-pane sash. The windows to the later wing are twelve-pane sashes with dressed stone architraves. There is an unusual C19 window (possibly a former doorway) to the ground-floor at the junction of the two ranges; it is triangular on plan with fixed lights and a weathered ashlar head.

The rear elevation is of two-storeys and comprises a five-window range of five elements with hipped and half-hipped roofs; a wing projecting to east, then a four-window range to west with projecting outer bays, a recessed centre and a two-storey ashlar canted bay to its right. These have mostly late C20 casement fenestration but the original mid-C18 staircase sash window survives with intersecting Y-tracery to the head. The canted bay has mid-C19 eight-pane sashes and there are early C19 sixteen-pane sashes to the first-floor, left outer bay and late C18 twelve-pane sash to first floor of the recessed section.

INTERIOR: the building has an early C19 decorative scheme. The central entrance hall has palmette decoration to the frieze and doorcase. There is an elliptical archway with similar decoration to the staircase hall, which has a bracketed cornice and contains an open well stair with wreathed handrail, columnar newel, plain stick balusters, bracketed open string, wall string and dado. The ground-floor, front right-hand room has a water-leaf and palmette cornice and there are similar traces of cornice to the ground-floor, front left-hand room.

Listing NGR: ST6532468837

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