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Description: Coombe Hill House
Date Listed: 24 March 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 261528
OS Grid Reference: ST6837735529
OS Grid Coordinates: 368377, 135529
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1182, -2.4532
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ST63NE BRUTON CP COOMBE HILL (West side)
1/57 Coombe Hill House
Country House. 1820/30. Local stone rendered with Doulting stone dressings; hipped Welsh slate roof with secret gutters
and wide eaves soffites; central brick chimney stack with moulded stone cap. "T"-plan with complex double roof; 2
storeys, 5 bay South elevation with centre half-round projection matched by others to sides and rear. In a Regency
Gothick style. On South front bays 1 and 5 have plain cruciform French windows, with blanks to bays 2 and 4; in
projection a pointed arched doorway with glazed door and "Y" tracery fanlight, flanked by 2 plain windows; above are
12-pane sash windows; around projection a sweep of 2 steps, on which are 4 palm-style cast iron columns supporting
curved copper covered bell-hip verandah terminating in small cast iron balcony to centre first floor window. Side
elevations to match; rear elevation includes some pointed arch windows with Gothick tracery toplights and small
bell-hipped porch to rear entrance. Interior little altered and in fine condition, with original staircase under
lantern light, good fireplaces including one pine and gesso and another carved marble, all door and doorcases unspoilt,
dado rails to principal rooms, etc. House built about 1830 by Mr Thomas White; in 1830's was damaged by fire and
partially rebuilt. (Couzens P, Bruton in Selwood, Abbey Press, Sherborne, 1972).
Listing NGR: ST6837735529
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