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Old Bowlish House, Shepton Mallet

Description: Old Bowlish House

Grade: II*
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

Location: Forum Lane, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 5JA

Locality: Shepton Mallet
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA4 5JA

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Listing Text


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

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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