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The Old Parsonage, Somerton

Description: The Old Parsonage

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 17 April 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 263020

OS Grid Reference: ST4934528372
OS Grid Coordinates: 349345, 128372
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0525, -2.7241

Location: Parsonage Hill, Somerton, Somerset TA11 7PF

Locality: Somerton
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA11 7PF

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Listing Text


4/212 The Old Parsonage



Detached House. Early C17. Local lias stone cut and squared, Ham stone dressings; Welsh slate roof between coped gables
having ornamented finials; no front chimney stacks. Two storeys with attics; west elevation of 6 bays. Hollow chamfer
mullioned windows with separate labels; bay 1 and 2 have 4 lights below and 3 lights above; bay 3 has 4 lights both
levels; bay 5 has two 3 lights; bay 6 has an angled bay with a single 3 light below and a 1+4+1 light above, under a
moulded coping masking a flat roof: bay 4 has a projecting porch, with moulded pointed segmental arch with square
label, with 3 light window over, above which is a balustered parapet with centre square panel with cross motif and
small segmental pediment: left of bay 1 a cambered arched doorway with label. Extensions to rear of earlier C20.
Entrance through C17 door; stair incorporates C17 balusters; next room north has C17 panelling said to come from
Medwyn, Broad Street (qv), but the cambered arched fireplace and Carolingian overmantel appear original; further
cambered arch fireplaces; circular stair in north East corner, and traces of another alongside hall fireplace;
otherwise much modified. Apparently built or substantialy modifield by Thomas Preene, 'within 4 years of 1619'. (VCH,
Volume III, 1974).

Listing NGR: ST4934528372

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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