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Wootton House, Butleigh

Description: Wootton House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 267743

OS Grid Reference: ST4996335015
OS Grid Coordinates: 349963, 135015
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1122, -2.7162

Location: Westfield Lane, Butleigh, Somerset BA6 8TX

Locality: Butleigh
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA6 8TX

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Listing Text

5/38 Wootton House


- II

Country house for Hood family. Mid/late C18, remodelled mid/late C19. Coursed and squared rubble, freestone dressings,
moulded cornice, parapet with coping, coped verges, slate roof, ashlar and brick stacks. Symmetrical frontage. Two
storeys, 1:5:1 bay; bay to each side set back slightly and of a lower height with a hipped roof; centre 5 bays with
12-pane sash windows to first floor, emphasised keystones; taller sash windows to ground floor, no glazing bars;
windows virtually flush mounted. Wings with 12-pane sash windows to first floor, large 12-pane sash window to right of
ground floor; French windows to left of ground floor. Central door opening, 6-panelled door, top 2 panels glazed,
emphasised triple keystone. Cast-iron verandah on ornamental "trellis" supports across ground floor. Service wing of a
single-storey and attic set back to left; 2 storey service wing set back to right, arcaded wooden bellcote to roof,
domed lead capping, cresting. Interior predominantly with mid/late C19 features, though some C18 work also present; all
principal ground floor rooms with good fireplaces; room to left of hall with wainscot panelling; some ornamental
cupboards with glazed doors. Home of Viscount Samuel Hood (1724-1816).

Listing NGR: ST4996335015

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Source: English Heritage

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