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Abbotsfield, Wiveliscombe

Description: Abbotsfield

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 July 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 270202

OS Grid Reference: ST0725027871
OS Grid Coordinates: 307250, 127871
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0427, -3.3244

Location: Wiveliscombe, Somerset TA4 2SU

Locality: Wiveliscombe
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA4 2SU

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Listing Text


3/120 Abbotsfield


- II

Country House, now flats. Circa 1872. Architect Owen Jones, for Lacey Collard,
piano manufacturer. Squared red sandstone rubble masonry, with white limestone
dressings, quoins, dentil cornice, West Somerset slate roof. Entrance facade: 3
bay single storey block, central porch, gabled Y tracery dormers, 2 storey
gabled bay left with acroteria as finials, and coping stones. 3 and a half
storey pyramid-roof staircase tower to right, 2 and 3 light mullioned and
transomed windows. Ballroom wing with rondel in gable projects forward right, 2
storey L-shaped servants block with stables beyond to left. Garden facade: 4 bay
loggia with balustrade and gabled Y-tracery dormers above, between 2 storey
gabled wings with splayed bay windows at ground floor, conservatory to left.
Remarkably eclectic detailing. Interior not of interest. One of the few
buildings designed by Owen Jones, the influential Victorian design theorist; and
the only one surviving.

Listing NGR: ST0725027871

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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