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Cross House, West Coker

Description: Cross House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 April 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 263823

OS Grid Reference: ST5191513456
OS Grid Coordinates: 351915, 113456
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9186, -2.6854

Location: East Street, West Coker, Somerset BA22 9BE

Locality: West Coker
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA22 9BE

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Listing Text

9/265 No.26
(Cross House)
(formerly listed as Cross Farm)

House, C17 origins, refronted in late C18. Ham stone ashlar; hipped Welsh slate roof, brick chimneyy stacks. 'L'-shape
plan, 2-storeys, symmetrical 3-bay North front. Plinth, rusticated quoins, band course and eaves course; 3-light stone
framed windows with beaded and architraved surrounds; blocked central architraved doorway with two 2-light windows to
either side. Matching 4-bay return wing to rear. Interior not seen. Comprehensive VAG Report refers to C18 penelling
in dining room and of C18 fireplaces; also deep chamfered beams with step and run off stops. House of the Randell
family for more than 300 years; in mid C18 Joseph was the villages major sailcloth maker, hemp and flax dealer: his son
Israel founded the nearby twine works (qv). (VAG Report, unpublished SRO, 1973).

Listing NGR: ST5191513456

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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