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Description: Bilbrook Lodge
Date Listed: 21 December 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 264817
OS Grid Reference: ST0317341070
OS Grid Coordinates: 303173, 141070
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1607, -3.3860
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ST04SW OLD CLEEVE CP
1/59 Bilbrock Lodge
Farmhouse, now dwelling. C16-C17, altered early C19 and mid C20. Red sandstone randm rubble, rendered on facades with
rubble exposed partly on ground floor of main block, slight bell cast to slate roof, brick stacks gable ends and
external C20 brick stack on right return of lower, independently roofed gabled wing projecting end bay left. U-plan
with addition on facade left. 2 storeys, 1:3 bays, all casements with late C18-early C19 casements with large diamond
panes and marginal glazing bars, remains of C17 moulded 3-light casement left, right three 3-light casements under
wooden lintels some with quadrant stays, another left of single storey porch, french windows with marginal glazing bars
only right, set below longer narrow wooden lintel carried on 2 partially exposed studs, original purpose unclear,
single storey hipped slate roofed summer house projection carried on wooden uprights; moulded depressed arch opening to
single storey slate roofed porch with moulded plinth and 5 x 3-light glazed door. Sir Hubert Herkomer (1849-1914) the
highly sucessful Victorian painter of the social realism school stayed here 1892-7, and the village of Bilbrook was
popular with other artists including J W North (1842-1924) and R W Macbeth (1848-1910) in the late C19. (VCH Somerset,
Vol 5, forthcoming).
Listing NGR: ST0317341070
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Source: English Heritage
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