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Coalharbour, Creech St Michael

Description: Coalharbour

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 17 May 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 270594

OS Grid Reference: ST2889625332
OS Grid Coordinates: 328896, 125332
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0229, -3.0152

Location: White Street, Creech St Michael, Somerset TA3 5NZ

Locality: Creech St Michael
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA3 5NZ

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Listing Text


6/84 Coalharbour


Shown on OS map as The Rookery. House. C16, altered early and late C17, and mid C19. Roughcast over rubble, quoin
strips, raking buttresses to end bays, plain clay tile roof, brick stack gable ends. Plan: 2 cell with entry now though
coeval room at rear. 2 storeys, 3 bays; C19 fenestration, central inserted doorway, not used. Interior: left heavily
moulded plasterwork ceiling with bay leaf centre piece containing the sacrifice of Isaac, plasterwork over mantel with
initials RMB, thought to stand for Richard and Mary Bobbett, dated 1679 with coat of arms identified as that of the
Merchant Adventurer's Company. The bedroom above contains plasterwork cornice, overfiantle of 3 arcades with flower
vases and 4-panel compartment ceiling decorated with cartouches and fleur-de-lys. Ground floor right moulded 4 panel
compartment chamfered lintel to gable end fireplace, fire back also depicting the sacrifice of Isaac, turned newel dog
leg stair and raised and fielded panelling to first floor, probably reset. There is 2-light ovolo moulded stair window
to right gable end. A remarkable collection of decorative features behind a modest facade. (VAG Report, unpublished
SRO, February 1977).

Listing NGR: ST2889625332

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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