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Alfoxton Park Hotel, Holford

Description: Alfoxton Park Hotel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 May 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 265135

OS Grid Reference: ST1479441378
OS Grid Coordinates: 314794, 141378
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1653, -3.2200

Location: Pardlestone Lane, Bridgwater TA5 1SG

Locality: Holford
Local Authority: West Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA5 1SG

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Listing Text


5/86 Alfoxton Park Hotel



Country house, now hotel. C18, refenestrated and re-roofed C19. Rendered over rubble, shallow pedimented central block
breaks forward slightly, dentil cornice continued around tympanum, bitumen covered hipped slate roof, overhanging
eaves, independently roofed asbestos slate covered addition left with central brick stacks, other brick stacks to rear
of main block. Plan: double pile, addition to left originally an orangery. Main block: 2 and a half storeys, 2:3:2
bays, flat headed 4-light dormer casements flanking pediment with circular window in tympanum, all other windows long
C19 2-light casements, keystones and blind boxes. Central pedimented Doric porch, frieze and dentil cornice, C20 half
glazed double doors. Groundfloor 2 bays right largely obscured by ivy at time of survey (August 1983). Right, 5 bay
addition, steeply pitched roof continued over verandah carried on circular rendered piers, St. Albyn crest on wall.
Left 5 bay return, 2 segmental headed dormers, similar fenestration to facade. Interior: much altered C19 and C20.
Listed for architectural and historic interest, the home of William and Dorothy Wordsworth between July 1797 and June
1798. Dorothy began her journal here in January 1798 but discontinued it 2 months later to recommence when the couple
moved to the Lake District. (Photograph in NMR; Moorman, M (ed) Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth, 1971).

Listing NGR: ST1479441378

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Source: English Heritage

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