Description: Belle Vue Villa
Ferndale Villa, with Front Boundary Walls and Railings
Date Listed: 18 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 262035
OS Grid Reference: ST6368331704
OS Grid Coordinates: 363683, 131704
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0835, -2.5198
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CASTLE CARY CP SOUTH STREET (East side)
7/102 Belle Vue Villa and Ferndale
Villa, with front boundary walls
Pair cottages. A C19 conversion of C17 farmhouse. Cary stone cut and squared, Doulting
ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof with plain gables and ornamental clay tile ridge;
brick end and intermediate chimney stacks. Two storeys, 3 bays each cottage. 0volo-moult
windows with slim lights, unleaded, some having iron opening lights; above, 3, 2 and
3-light, lower windows to outer-bays of 4-lights with central king mullions, all having
square labels; to centre bay of each house a 6-panelled door, with glazed panels, set in
plain chamfered openings under moulded flat stone hoods on shaped stone corbel brackets
- the right-hand door, to Ferndale Villa, appears to be C17 and the other a careful copy.
In south gable a datestone of 1635; to rear are brick surround semi-circular arched
windows. Interiors totally late C19, Three metres from houses low Cary stone walls with
angled coping capped with 450mm high railings of horizontal square rods set diagonally
on twist uprights; square gate pillars with stepped pyramid tops, with house names
inscribed on friezes; between them wrot iron gates with spearpoints; end piers to wall
have ball finials. Farmhouse apparently gutted by fire in late C19; carefully converted
into two villas, and apparently not altered since.
Listing NGR: ST6368331704
Source: English Heritage
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