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Penn House with Retaining Wall and Stone Stairs to North-East of House, Yeovil

Description: Penn House with Retaining Wall and Stone Stairs to North-East of House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 October 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 261393

OS Grid Reference: ST5569415725
OS Grid Coordinates: 355694, 115725
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9393, -2.6319

Location: St Nicholas Close, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 1SF

Locality: Yeovil
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA20 1SF

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Listing Text


8/55 Penn Rouse with retaining
wall and stone stairs to
North-east of house

- II

Town House, in considerable grounds; Middle C19. Rendered with stone dressings;
hipped slate roof with wide soffite supported by pairs of wood corbel brackets
at intervals; rendered brick chimney stacks. Two and a half storeys, the West
entrance facade is of 3-bays, the centre bay projecting. Segmental sweep of 5
steps (with middle C20 wrought iron railings) leads to pair of doors with upper
panels glazed, set in a deep hallow-chamfered semi-circular arched recess with
arch and impost mouldings, there being a cast iron radial fanlight over the
door: a blank arched recess to the left, to the right a single storey angled
stone bay window with plain sashes: to the first floor three 9-pane sash
windows, the centre being in an architrave. Parapet to centre projection, and
above 2-timber dormer windows with slightly pitched roofs. The South garden
elevation has 4-bays: the ground floor being obscured by a substantial stone
colonnaded conservatory with flat roof, the openings have semi-circular headed
arches and are part glazed: to the first floor 2-floor length semi-circular
headed 12-pane margined sashes; (one blind) on either side two 9-pane sash
windows with original sliding venetian shutters; off-centre dormer window with
two small sash windows and segmental roof. The East side has a straightforward 5
bay facade, with basement window in addition. To the North side is a middle C20
extension of little interest. The interior not inspected. To the North East of
the building a flight of stone steps with moulded stone balustrade, piers, and
return wing wall to house, included for their interest. The house understood to
have been built by Peter Daniell, a glove manufacturer and town developer.

Listing NGR: ST5569415725

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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