Description: Fosseway with Front Boundary Railings and Gates
Date Listed: 4 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 262313
OS Grid Reference: ST4210512621
OS Grid Coordinates: 342105, 112621
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9101, -2.8248
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ST4212 HINTON ST GEORGE CP HIGH STREET (South side)
(previously listed as Rock House)
with front boundary railings and
Detached house. Late C16, modified and extended. Ham stone coursed rubble, ashlar dressings; thatched roof with plain
east gable, hipped at angle to west; brick chimney stacks in intermediate positions. 'L'-plan; 2 storeys, 3 bays.
Hollow-chamfer mullioned windows in chamfered recesses with labels, 3-light with labels, ground floor bays 1 and 2, but
in bay 2 the mullions removed and casements inserted; above, two 3-light horizontal bar casement windows; bay 3 has
sash windows, in pairs of 12-pane units to each level. Right of bay 2 a 6-fielded-panel door in recess with architrave
and timber hood on wrought-iron brackets. Further 3-light former-mullioned window with label to ground floor level of
east gable, with 4-light casement above; west flank has two 3-light mullioned windows without labels. Interior not
seen, but reported is a gradually developed unit plan, with back-to-back fireplaces, rare in Somerset; deep chamfered
beams with deep step and runouts; chamfered cambered-arched fireplace in former hall; very deep (1.6m) fireplace with
bread oven to kitchen, with timber lintol; roof space not examined, but indications of at least one jointed cruck
truss. Enclosing garden about 2 metres deep are railings with necked spikes, on low stone kerb, with arch-braced
standards with urn-top finials, and returns back to house, pair matching gates opposite door; 2m high stone wall
eastwards from house with C20 cast iron gates, all adding to setting of house. (VAG Reports, unpublished SRO, 1973).
Listing NGR: ST4210312619
Source: English Heritage
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