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Description: Glen House
Date Listed: 24 March 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 261638
OS Grid Reference: ST6848734958
OS Grid Coordinates: 368487, 134958
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1130, -2.4515
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BRUTON CP QUAPERLAKE STREET (South side)
8/165 Glen House
(also known as The Glen)
House, end of row. C17 and C18. Local stone cut and squared, Doulting stone dressings; Ludlow pattern concrete tile
roof with plain gables; brick end and intermediate chimney stacks. 'T'-plan with additions; 2 storeys with attic,
4-bays. Plinth; left of bay 1 an oval first floor window in plain surround; to bay 1 lower a 4- light ovolo mould
timber frame window, above a composite 2-light casement; to bay 2 a 12-pane sash window at mezzanine level; to bay 3 a
C20 glazed door in stone surround with fluted attached Doric columns carrying entablature with modillions and metopes,
flat head, with recessed footscraper on right side; bay 4 has upper 4-pane sash window; several former window openings
blocked. Rear elevation in Regency style, featuring a timber fret balcony on a fan corbel to one bedroom. To east
rear a former dairy wing incorporating several C18 carved stones, and several others in use as garden ornaments, all
probably from Bruton Abbey, demolished after 1786. Inside early shutters to ovolo mould window and two 2- panel doors
to that room, circular wood stair next to fireplace in gable wall; a C18 dining room; lantern-lit staircase of C18
style. Once the house of Mr. Wood, silk throwster, who had a large pleasure ground and garden; Sexey's school began
here in 1889 whilst the present premises were being built. (Couzens P, Bruton in Selwood, Abbey Press, Sherborne,
Listing NGR: ST6848734958
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Source: English Heritage
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