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Woodlands House, Holford

Description: Woodlands House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 May 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 265160

OS Grid Reference: ST1612940703
OS Grid Coordinates: 316129, 140703
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1594, -3.2007

Location: A39, Holford, Somerset TA5 1SE

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

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Listing Text


Woodlands House


House. Circa 1790, enlarged early C19. Roughcast over brick, hipped slate roof, modillion cornice, brick stacks with
twisted chimney pots. Double pile enlarged with semi-circular bow wings. 2 storeys, 3 bays; 12 pane sash windows, and
wooden trellis surrounds, central pedimented pilaster door case, half glazed double doors with side lights. 3 bay
right return of 12 pane sash windows and segmental headed tripartite sash windows with 2-light casements bottom left,
full height 3 window semi-circular bow addition to right. This was the home of John Kenyon, poet and philanthropist,
who introduced Browning to his future wife Elizabeth Barrett. (VCH Somerset, Vol.5 forthcoming; Moorman, M, Ed The
Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth, 1971; photograph in NMR).

Listing NGR: ST1612940703

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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