Description: Knapp House
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
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SOUTH PETHERTON CP SOUTH STREET (East side)
7/164 No 1
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
Source: English Heritage
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