Description: Old Bowlish House
Date Listed: 20 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 266513
OS Grid Reference: ST6124344015
OS Grid Coordinates: 361243, 144015
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1940, -2.5560
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ST64SW SHEPTON MALLET CP FORUM LANE (North side)
4/115 Old Bowlish House
House, C17, remodelled circa 1720. Stuccoed, rusticated quoins, pantile roof. "T"-shaped on plan, refronted with
symmetrical palladian facade. 3-storeys, 7-bays, glazing bar sash windows in moulded architraves, on first floor with
alternate cornices and pediments. Central door opening with semi-circular head, moulded surround in pedimented Ionic
doorcase, half glazed door. Moulded and indented cornice, ashlar parapet with turned baluster panels directly over
windows. Returns and rear show evidence of earlier house, having stone mullion windows, some of cruciform type.
Interior contains C18 panelling plasterwork and fireplaces to rooms to each side of entrance hall. Depressed arch
fireplaces to rear kitchen and on third floor further evidence of earlier original house. Stairwell to rear contains
fine C17 oak staircase of large proportions, heavily moulded handrail, large newels with ball finials, elaborately
carved side panels between each.
Listing NGR: ST6124044018
Source: English Heritage
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