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Combe Garden, Porlock

Description: Combe Garden

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 January 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 265467

OS Grid Reference: SS8763445795
OS Grid Coordinates: 287634, 145795
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2003, -3.6096

Location: Porlock, Somerset TA24 8QH

Locality: Porlock
Local Authority: West Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA24 8QH

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Listing Text


3/54 Combe Garden


- II

Hunting lodge, now dwelling. Circa 1900. Rendered over rubble, applied decorative timber framing first floor, triple
Roman tiled pyramid roof with catslide roofs to rear, brick stacks, external stack on service wing. L-plan: open hall
house with top lit gallery, service wing to rear. Arts and Crafts style. Two storeys north-west front 4 bays, all
windows with leaded lights, two 2-light oriel windows left of 6-light hall window with quatrefoil heads, canted oriel
on corner right, ground floor mixed coeval fenestration, lean-to roofed porch third bay left, 3-light window, entered
on west front, stable type door with decorative hinges; right return (south-west) front central oriel, oeil-de-boeuf
right, small 2-light window left, ground floor right one bay verandah or sleeping porch, south-east front 2 oriel
windows; to right set back service wing. Interior: more or less complete set of original fittings in dark stained soft
wood, applied half-timbering, built in cupboards with decorative hinges and window seats to oriels; unusual plan of
full height hall with fireplace left opening right into single storey room, carved design of swans set into beam,
gallery facing with aoveable screen to form room on first floor landing, top lit with bedrooms opening off. Interior
reminiscent of Barvarian hunting lodge; thought to be built by the Lovelaces from Ashley Combe. Formerly known as

Listing NGR: SS8763445795

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Source: English Heritage

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