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The Dower House, South Petherton

Description: The Dower House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 April 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 264180

OS Grid Reference: ST4181117438
OS Grid Coordinates: 341811, 117438
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9534, -2.8298

Location: South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5EU

Locality: South Petherton
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA13 5EU

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Listing Text

3/96 The Dower House
(formerly listed as Hardings
(or Meadowlea) Farmhouse)



Detached house. Later C17, extended C19/C20. Ham stone ashlar; plain clay tiled roof between coped gables; ashlar
chimney stacks. Two storeys with attic, 5 bays. Hollow-chamfered mullioned windows in chamfered recesses with
individual labels, to bays 1, 2 and 4, 4-light below and 3-light above, the upper windows set into coped gable dormers
having gabletted finials; bay 5 may be a C20 extension, with plain chamfered-mullioned 2-light window above and two
single-light windows below, without labels: bay 3 has a chamfered cambered-arched doorway with boarded door, with small
single-light window without label to left, and above an oculus window - all windows except this last rectangular
leaded, with iron-framed opening lights. Further 2-light mullioned windows in east gable; C20 metal windows in west
gable: rear extension to south-west corner. Interior not seen, but reported is a 3-room cross passage plan, much
modified, of which two cambered-arched fireplaces survive, together with a portion of stud and panel partition; the
roof a total later replacement. (VAG Report, unpublished SR0, November 1980).

Listing NGR: ST4181117438

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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