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Description: The Old Parsonage
Date Listed: 4 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 262169
OS Grid Reference: ST3740712720
OS Grid Coordinates: 337407, 112720
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9105, -2.8917
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DOWLISH WAKE CP
DOWLISH WAKE VILLAGE
2/37 The Old Parsonage
Detached house. Circa 1500 origins, modified in each century following. Ham stone cut and squared; thatched roof
between stepped coped gables; brick chimney stacks on stone bases. Two storeys, 2 bays. Horizontal-bar casement windows
of 3 lights to both levels, with C19 part-glazed door between bays, protected by gabled thatched stone porch with open
segmental outer arch; between bay 1 and door a projecting chimney stack with offsets of medieval detail. Inside, a two-
room cross-passage plan and in south room a 3-centre-arched stone fireplace set into east wall, and several beam, one
of which is a fragment of a moulded beam-and panel ceiling. On first floor indications of possible truck truss in
central will; the cupboard staircase, doors, etc suggest a major late C18 reshaping; C20 additions to rear, The house
thought to be the hall and service range of a larger house; a C19 drawing in Taunton Museum shows a south crosswing,
possibly a parlour, now demolished. (VCH Somerset, Vol IV, 1978, ppl54-55; VAG Report, unpublished SRO, 1975 .
Listing NGR: ST3740712720
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Source: English Heritage
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