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The Hermitage, Witham Friary

Description: The Hermitage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 266942

OS Grid Reference: ST7502038725
OS Grid Coordinates: 375020, 138725
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1472, -2.3585

Location: Witham Friary, Somerset BA11 5HL

Locality: Witham Friary
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA11 5HL

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Listing Text


8/244 The Hermitage



Hunting Lodge, now dwelling. Probably C15, completely rebuilt c1860 attributed to William Butterfield for Duke of
Somerset. Local limestone rubble, sore ashlar dressed quoins, C20 double span plain tile roof. Rectangular with angular
porch to centre of facade, C20 wing at rear, Gothic. One and a half storeys, 3-bays, stone mullioned windows of
4-lights to either side with trefoil heads, in canted bays with stone hipped roofs; 2-light window to first floor of
porch, below single light ogee headed opening, some blocked. Depressed arch outer door opening, label with elaborate
stops. Ribbed and studded door. Interior contains elaborate depressed arch fireplace in right ground floor room;
gothicised doors and shuttering; reused medieval glass in upper porch window.

Listing NGR: ST7502038725

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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