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Saltford House and Attached Garden Walls to North and West

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4047 / 51°24'16"N

Longitude: -2.4564 / 2°27'23"W

OS Eastings: 368347

OS Northings: 167390

OS Grid: ST683673

Mapcode National: GBR JX.QNT2

Mapcode Global: VH88X.CYRK

Entry Name: Saltford House and Attached Garden Walls to North and West

Listing Date: 27 February 1950

Last Amended: 17 July 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384656

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485109

Location: Saltford, Bath and North East Somerset, BS31

County: Bath and North East Somerset

Civil Parish: Saltford

Built-Up Area: Saltford

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


SALTFORD

ST6867 HIGH STREET
739-1/6/75 (North side)
27/02/50 No.1
Saltford House and attached garden
walls to north and west
(Formerly Listed as:
KEYNSHAM
HIGH STREET, Saltford
(North side)
No.1
Saltford House)

GV II

Detached house and attached garden walls. Dated TB/1771 on
east return wall rainwater head, with early and late C19
alterations and additions. Possibly designed for his own
occupation by the amateur architect, Thomas Bennett. South
facade of limestone ashlar, side walls and west annexe
rendered, rear wall of squared and coursed rubble; ashlar
dressings to windows and copings; ashlar gable stacks, slate
double-span roof. Garden wall of squared and coursed rubble
with rubble wall to rear, ashlar copings and dressed limestone
openings.
STYLE: Severe late-Palladian style in the manner of John Wood
the Younger of Bath.
PLAN: double-depth plan with central staircase and 2 reception
rooms to either side.
EXTERIOR: 3-storey; 5-window range. Principal south facade has
ground-floor chamfered rustication, platband above
ground-floor windows, sill band below first-floor openings,
individual sills to chamber floor, bracketed cornice and blind
parapet ramped on return walls to stacks. 12-pane sashes to
ground and first floors, 6/3 sashes to chamber floor. Central
recessed doorway with 6-panel door, doorcase with Ionic half
columns and pediment with dentil cornice. 3-storey; 3-window
rear elevation has projecting mid C19 ashlar extension to
ground floor with balustraded parapet; 2 tripartite windows
with plate-glass casements either side of central round-arched
door with flat hood on brackets and part-glazed door with
fanlight above; raised terrace area in front surrounded by a
balustrade with capped piers and steps up. First floor has
early C19 16-pane sashes in flush ashlar surrounds to outer
bays and central round-headed sash with intersecting Y-tracery
in head; second floor has 4/8 early C19 sashes with
segmental-headed surrounds to centre and right, and enlarged
opening to left with late C19 cross-mullion casement giving
access to wrought-iron staircase. 2-storey; 2-window rear
elevation to annexe with cornice, blind parapet and
double-span hipped roof; late C19 plate-glass sashes to ground
floor and early C19 12-pane sashes to first floor in plain
reveals with sills.
INTERIOR: original acanthus and lozenge cornices in entrance
lobby and ground-floor front right-hand room. Fine
semicircular arch with Doric pilasters to staircase hall. Open
well staircase with ramped mahogany handrail and turned
balusters in groups of three. All chimneypieces are either
late C19 or modern; much recent decorative plasterwork in
ground- floor reception rooms. Annexe to right-hand not
inspected internally.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: garden wall attached to left-hand return
facade extends along the building line and returns to the
front garden wall; doorway with blocked rustication and plank
door. Attached rear coped wall encloses the garden; this has
dressed limestone openings on the east for 2 plank doors and a
blocked window.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the original list description mentions a
trellised verandah to ground-floor, now removed. A good
example of a late C18 house with some original features.
(White E: Keynsham and Saltford: Keynsham: 1990-: 10; Howard
C: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects: London:
1978-: 107).

Listing NGR: ST6834767390

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