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90, Bove Town, Glastonbury

Description: 90, Bove Town

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 March 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 265876

OS Grid Reference: ST5056839047
OS Grid Coordinates: 350568, 139047
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1485, -2.7081

Location: Bushy Coombe Gardens, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8JG

Locality: Glastonbury
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA6 8JG

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Listing Text

863/6/106 BOVE TOWN
26-MAR-73 (South side)

(Formerly listed as:

House, C17 with later additions and alterations.

MATERIALS: Built of brick and random rubble with pantile roofs and brick stacks to the west end gables. Fenestration consists mostly of timber casements of various dates, some with leaded panes, although there are sash windows to the right hand part of the rear elevation.

PLAN: Two storeys consisting of two parallel ranges and a single storey addition at right angles to the rear.

EXTERIOR: The front (north) elevation facing onto Bove Town is a symmetrical three bay facade with three-light leaded casement windows beneath segmental-headed brick lintels with keystones and a central doorway, with glazed door, to the ground floor. The east gable wall was rebuilt in matching materials when Nos. 92 and 94 were demolished in the late C20. It has a late-C20 single storey entrance porch to ground floor and a late-C20 casement window beneath a brick lintel with keystone to each range at first floor. The rear (south) elevation is built largely of rubble stone with some brick patching. The left hand section has a higher roofline to the rest of this elevation and has a single sash window with glazing bars to each floor which appear to be later insertions. The eastern part has flat-headed casements, probably of C20 date. There is a single storey addition with a pantile roof at right angles to the rear elevation.

INTERIOR: Not Inspected (2007)

HISTORY: Bove Town (literally meaning above the town) was probably part of the planned medieval development of Glastonbury and was formerly one of the main routes heading east out of the town. Most of the plots, which are mainly located along the south side of the road, date from the C18 and C19 although there some medieval and post-medieval properties. The evidence tends to suggest development from groups of smallholdings and farms rather than from burgage tenements.

REASON FOR DESIGNATION DESICISION: No. 90 Bove Town is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* A good example of a modest, but architecturally appealing house of this period
* Strong group value with other listed buildings in the locality, including Nos. 80-84, 86, 88 and 94 Bove Town, and the stone-flagged banks to front of Nos. 76-100
* It makes a strong contribution to the character of Bove Town and provides evidence for the historical development of this part of Glastonbury

SOURCES: C. Gathercole, `An Archaeological Assessment of Glastonbury' (2003), English Heritage Extensive Urban Survey

Listing NGR: ST5056839045

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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