Description: Medwyn House and Front Boundary Wall and Railings
Date Listed: 17 April 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 262943
OS Grid Reference: ST4912128634
OS Grid Coordinates: 349121, 128634
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0548, -2.7273
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ST49NW SOMERTON CP BROAD STREET (East side)
9/138 Medwyn House
(formerly listed as Medwyn) and
front boundary wall and railings
House in row. C17 origins, modified later C18. Local lias stone cut and squared, Ham stone dressings; Welsh slate roof
over stone slate base courses; stone chimney stack to coped north gable. Two storeys, 2 bays. Paired 12-pane sash
windows with hood moulds, probably trimmed labels from earlier windows; to lower bay 2 a cambered arched doorway with
incised spandrils and moulded jambs, and above a C20 small concrete hood on brackets. Interior not seen, but VCH speaks
of a long wing to the rear; room at east end has open fireplace adjoining a spiral staircase and smoke chamber; in an
upper room a decorative plaster frieze of late C16/early C17, and some reset panelling dated 1623 in the entrance
passage; a fine overmantel said to have come from this house now at the Old Parsonage, Parsonage Hill (qv). 1 metre in
front of house, stone wall about 750mm high, with Ham stone copings and gabletted capped piers, with cast iron railings
having quatrefoil motif, and matching gate, adding to setting of house. Formerly one house with Stocker's House (qv),
attached to south. (VCH, Volume III, 1974).
Listing NGR: ST4912128634
Source: English Heritage
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