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Cumnock Terrace Including Front Garden Walls, Railings, Gates and Piers

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle Cary, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0922 / 51°5'32"N

Longitude: -2.5103 / 2°30'36"W

OS Eastings: 364361

OS Northings: 132670

OS Grid: ST643326

Mapcode National: GBR MV.CFTQ

Mapcode Global: FRA 56M7.HVS

Plus Code: 9C3V3FRQ+VV

Entry Name: Cumnock Terrace Including Front Garden Walls, Railings, Gates and Piers

Listing Date: 13 April 2004

Last Amended: 27 July 2004

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1390885

English Heritage Legacy ID: 490828

ID on this website: 101390885

Location: Castle Cary, Somerset, BA7

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Castle Cary

Built-Up Area: Castle Cary

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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1-12 Cumnock Terrace, including front garden area walls, railings, gates and piers.



Terrace of twelve houses. 1877; by John Boyd for his workers. Coursed Ham stone with freestone dressings. Clay plain tile roof with crested ridge tiles, finials and stone coped gables. Large red brick axial stacks.
PLAN: Terrace of twelve houses, larger end houses project; lower level at rear with small service wings and walls around small yards.
Victorian Gothic style.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, attics and basements. Symmetrical 2:8:2 bay north east front. The end two bays project and each has an outer full-height canted bay with splayed sides with recessed panels with shields bearing monogram JB and date 1877 and inscription Cumnock Terrace, large carved dragon corbel above supporting large gable; the inner bay has large but shallow timber-framed oriel with hipped roof; lean-to porches in the inner angles and hipped paired canopies to the other doorways, mostly with plank doors complete with ornate wrought-iron hinges; 4-pane sash windows, some replaced, in chamfered stone mullion windows, paired at centre. Rear south west, twin gables to left and right, lower ground level with small service wings, walls around small yards and little hipped roof wings under tall, narrow stair windows.
In front of the terrace stone garden area walls with elaborate cast-iron railings and gates and with stone gate-piers at either end to rear service road.
INTERIOR not inspected but No.6 is recorded as having original staircase with square newels with turned finials and at least one cast-iron chimneypiece.
Cumnock Terrace was built in 1877 by John Boyd for workers at his horse hair factory in Castle Cary. His son, John Stuart Boyd, and his accountant, William Macmillan, are said to have occupied the two larger end houses.
SOURCES: McGarvie, M. Castle Cary; 1980; p.33.

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