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Croydon House, Timberscombe

Description: Croydon House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 May 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 265373

OS Grid Reference: SS9627440676
OS Grid Coordinates: 296274, 140676
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1559, -3.4846

Location: Timberscombe, Somerset TA24 7UN

Locality: Timberscombe
Local Authority: West Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA24 7UN

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Listing Text


7/90 Croydon House



House. Circa 1700, reroofed C19. Red brick, Flemish bond, string course, dentil moulded cornice painted with designs,
local slate roof, hipped to wing, brick stack left gable end. L-plan, probably part of a larger U-plan building either
destroyed by fire or not completed. Two storeys, 3:2 bays, all wooden cruciform windows with leading, blind openings on
re-entrant angle of wing, entrance end bay left, 6-panel double door with moulded surrounds to panel, space above
boarded over, (a shellhood porch survived to mid C20), lean-to roof left over single storey, single bay containing C20
French windows; there is no butt joint visible and it would seem that the building at one time extended left which
would account for the present unbalanced appearance. Interior: dog leg stair rising to attic, moulded hand rail,
alternate twisted balusters, ball finials to newels and renewed dado, moulded semicircular arched head with keystone to
salon occupying the 3 left bays, C18 panelling, bolection moulded architraves to square headed doorways flanking left
gable end fireplace opening with keystone. First floor all divisions of C18 panelling with similar main arched opening.
The curious painted decoration to the cornice is said to reproduce earlier painted decoration.

Listing NGR: SS9627440676

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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