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The Wilderness, Lopen

Description: The Wilderness

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 264130

OS Grid Reference: ST4264014389
OS Grid Coordinates: 342640, 114389
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9261, -2.8175

Location: 3 Church Street, Lopen, Somerset TA13 5JX

Locality: Lopen
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA13 5JX

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Listing Text


8/48 The Wilderness


Detached cottage. C17 and later. Ham stone rubble with ashlar dressings; thatched roof with plain east gable, stepped
coped gable to west; brick chimney sticks. Two storeys, 3 bays. Hollow-chamfered mullioned windows in chamfered
recesses, without labels, 3-light lower bay 2 and 2-light lower bay 3, with 3-light horizontal bar casements to bay 1
and upper by 2; to upper bay 3 a 3-light rectangular-leaded-casement of C18 pattern; blocked doorway between bays 1/2,
and slight break-back to bay 3 which is set slightly higher and may represent a C18 addition. East gable has two
3-light mullioned windows, the lower with label, with further 2-light window without label in rear outshut, beyond
which is a cambered-arched doorway in a single-storey extension, presumably relocated. Interior not seen, but reported
are narrow- chamfered beams with step and runout stops, collar trussed roof; timber framed partition between 2 parts of
house; timber-framed firehood with partly timber-framed fireplace under; unusual carved corbel or post head in west
section, ground floor. (SSAVBRG Report, unpublished SR0, 1982).

Listing NGR: ST4264014389

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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