Description: Sales House
Date Listed: 20 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 266501
OS Grid Reference: ST6170243872
OS Grid Coordinates: 361702, 143872
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1928, -2.5494
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ST6143 SHEPTON MALLET CP DRAYCOTT ROAD (South side)
6/103 Sales House
House, now flats. Dated 1769. Doulting ashlar, slate roof, ashlar stacks. Classical style, symmetrical facade.
3-storeys, 9-bays, 3:3:3, central 3-windows in angular bay raising through all floors supported on 3-semi-circular
arches with imposts forming an open porch to main entrance. Semi- circular head door opening with radiating fanlight
and 6-panelled door. Porch flanked by sashes with glazing bars in moulded architraves, similar treatment to first and
second floor openings except first floor sills on moulded brackets with triangular pediment over central opening of
each group of 3-windows. Moulded and dentil cornice surmounted by plain parapet with coping. 0rnamental rainwater head
to left dated 1769. Projecting wing at right angles to facade, rendered, slate roof. 3-storeys, 8-bays, being 2-light
stone mullioned windows, except at extreme right of wing where second floor has triple light window, venetian window
below. Door opening having flat entablature on slender Tuscan columns. Once Convent of Visitation Nuns belonging to
Order founded c1617 by St Francois de Sales. Community disbanded c1810.
Listing NGR: ST6170243872
Source: English Heritage
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