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Lion House, Aller

Description: Lion House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 January 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 263072

OS Grid Reference: ST3994429346
OS Grid Coordinates: 339944, 129346
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0603, -2.8583

Locality: Aller
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA10 0RA

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Listing Text

ALLER CP BEER ROAD (South West side)
4/8 Lion House

Former Rectory, now divided into 2 houses of which this is the north half. Circa 1500, two C19 reshapings. Local lias
stone cut and squared, Ham stone dressings, part rendered; Welsh slate roof between stepped coped gables, stone chimney
stacks. 'L' plan: 2 storeys with attic. East elevation 3 bays, of which bay 3 is gabled projection; C20 flat roofed
infill to ground floor bays 1 and 2: upper bay 1 has long transomed 3-light window - to stairs of adjoining premises -
a small 2-light trefoil cusped window bay 2; bay 3 has lower C17 mullioned window without label, and above a 10-pane
oriel window, possibly Regency. On north west corner a stair turret with garderobes, and on north elevation a 4-light
(originally 6-light) mullioned and transomed window with C15 tracery, under relieving arch, and above a 2- light
mullioned and transomed window with ogee heads under 4-centre arch, in hollowed recess. Interior not seen, but VCH
speaks of parlour and principal chamber at north end, a stone arch into north-east projection, and an upper room with
timber framed walls. Representing half of the Rectory, first mentioned in 1554 as "in decay": attached on south side to
the Old Rectory (q.v). (VCH, vol III, 1974).

Listing NGR: ST3994429346

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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