Description: Ochil Tree House
Date Listed: 24 March 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 262052
OS Grid Reference: ST6433432443
OS Grid Coordinates: 364334, 132443
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0902, -2.5106
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CASTLE CARY CP UPPER HIGH STREET (North side)
6/119 Ochil Tree House
(formerly listed as Ochiltree
House at end of row. Circa 1825, probably built by William Payne, carpenter. Finely jointed red brick, Flemish bond,
Doulting stone dressings; hipped Welsh slate roof; brick chimney stacks. Two storeys, 5 bays. Above, 16-pane sash
windows, below 4-pane sashes, in plain openings with rubbed brick voussoired flat heads, central keystones; to lower
bay 3 a 6-panel door with glazed toplights set in architrave, up 3 steps, under pediment hood; to lower bay 5 a wide
elliptical arched throughway with plain ashlar surround; incised on arch and impost 'John Boyd and Co. Ltd. Estd 1867";
the entrance now divided, forming narrow through-corridor and then pair double boarded doors, with panels over.
Interior adapted, now offices of Avalon Components Ltd, who modified house at rear in l979. From 1851 home of John
Boyd, horsehair weaver, who established his business at Chapel Yard House (qv) in 1840; the first instalment of his
Ansford factory was built in the grounds in 1851. The name of the house comes from Boyd's birthplace in Scotland.
(McGarvie M;, Castle Cary: Avalon Industries, 1980).
Listing NGR: ST6433432443
Source: English Heritage
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