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Description: Lillycombe House and Retaining Wall to Terrace
Date Listed: 2 January 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 265449
OS Grid Reference: SS8213447365
OS Grid Coordinates: 282134, 147365
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2133, -3.6889
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SS84NW OARE CP LILLYCOMBE
2/36 Lillycombe House and retaining
wall to terrace
House. 1912, south front altered mid C20. Designed by Lady Lovelace, assisted by C F A Voysey. Roughcast over rubble,
hipped West Somerset slate roofs, slight bell-cast, overhanging eaves, bargeboard to gabled bays, large square
roughcast stack right, tall octagonal roughcast stack rising from eaves left. L-plan. Two storeys, asymmetrical 4-bay
south front, cambered lintels to many paned casements, gabled projecting bays first and third left flanking hipped roof
dormer, 2-light casement to right, ground floor caseaents flanking single storey hipped roof garden room, 1:4:1 lights
set on retaining wall of terrace, 2 casements to right. Pevsner describes a "handsome south verandah on stone pillars"
as 'unmistakably' the work of Voysey so it may be assumed that the sun room has been completed since 1958. Entrance on
north front via gabled wing, unusual in that the gable end wall and returns are higher than the roof level behind but
slated for about one metre to conceal this design fault. Interior: disappointing, apart from stick stair rising in
entrance hall and one or two Voysey designed ventilation grills the house lacks contemporary fittings. Forms part of
good group with buildings to east. It is assured from the awkwardness of the entrance facade gable that Voysey was
called in quite late to assist Lady Lovelace with her designs. (Brandon Jones et al, CFA Voysey, 1978; Pevsner,
Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958).
Listing NGR: SS8213447365
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Source: English Heritage
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