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Pondsmead, Ashwick

Description: Pondsmead

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 266434

OS Grid Reference: ST6350647106
OS Grid Coordinates: 363506, 147106
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2220, -2.5239

Location: Bath Road, Ashwick, Somerset BA3 5HT

Locality: Ashwick
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA3 5HT

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Listing Text


5/18 Pondsmead



House. 1874 by T.L. Banks for Fredrick Spencer of Oakhill Brewery. Ground floor rubble, upper floors have planted frame
with brick nogging to corner part, and incised render to upper part; tiled roofs with ashlar stacks, modillion
cornices. Domestic Revival with jettied gables; asymmetrical. 2-storeys and attics. Irregular fenestration roughtly
3:1:2:2:1 windows on first floor, mostly casements with coloured glass transom lights. Salient features are oriel gable
to left, 2-irregular gables in centre with bargeboards, and corner turret to right. Doorway off-centre right with
stilted arch and enriched mouldings. Large 3-light stair windows to left of centre with c1300-style tracery in head.
Interior retains virtually complete, doors, chimney pieces, mouldings etc. of the period. Pondsmead together with its
summerhouse, lake side features and lodge is an important C19 pleasance.

Listing NGR: ST6350647106

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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