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The Tower House, Chilton Polden

Description: The Tower House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 269461

OS Grid Reference: ST3778139770
OS Grid Coordinates: 337781, 139770
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1538, -2.8910

Locality: Chilton Polden
Local Authority: Sedgemoor District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA7 9EQ

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Listing Text

9/22 No 71
(The Tower House)

House. Late C18/early C19. Rendered and colourwashed, moulded stone cornice,
parapet with coping, coped verges, brick stacks, double-Roman tile and slate
roof. Two storeys and attic, 3 bays, sash windows with glazing bars, late C19
canted bay on left of ground floor, tile roof, sash windows with glazing bars.
Central semi-circular head door opening, 6-panelled door, fanlight with
radiating glazing bars and central stained glass panel with achievement; stone
Doric portico with 2 fluted columns, triglyph frieze. Interior with coeval
doors, staircase, ornamental plasterwork, chimney pieces and fitted bookcases.
Home of William Stradling in early-mid C19; an antiquarian and collector, he
built the adjacent grotto (qv).

Listing NGR: ST3778139770

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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