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Knapp House, South Petherton

Description: Knapp House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 April 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 264249

OS Grid Reference: ST4345016816
OS Grid Coordinates: 343450, 116816
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9480, -2.8063

Location: Harvey's Road, South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5AE

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

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Listing Text

7/164 No 1
(Knapp House)


Detached house. C17 origins, extensively altered in earlier C19. Ham stone ashlar; hipped Welsh slate roof behind high
parapet; stone chimney stacks. Two storeys, 6 bays, of which bays 1 and 2 are set lower and probably of a separate
build. Plinth, cornice, plain parapet: sash windows in plain openings; 16-pane upper bays 1 and 2, 20-pane upper bays
3, 4 and 5; C20 small-pane casements lower bays 1 and 2, then large 20-pane sashes bays 3 and 4; bay 6 is set higher
and has a bow front, with matching windows below but plain sashes above, in pairs of windows set on the curve: to lower
bay 5 an elliptical arch with pair of part-glazed doors, protected by an open stone porch having early pattern Doric
columns and pilasters, paired, with plain entablature and flat roof. Matching 2-bay south front, the upper windows
blind. Interior not seen. The house known as Naphouse by 1778. In 1934 became a Roman Catholic Mass Centre, being
relaced by a new church in 1961; it then became St Elizabeth's House for Elderly Ladies. (VCH, Vol III, 1974).

Listing NGR: ST4345016816

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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