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Woodlands House and Stable Block Adjoining, Ruishton

Description: Woodlands House and Stable Block Adjoining

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 October 1978
English Heritage Building ID: 270884

OS Grid Reference: ST2605324794
OS Grid Coordinates: 326053, 124794
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0178, -3.0556

Location: A358, Ruishton, Somerset TA3 5LU

Locality: Ruishton
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA3 5LU

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Listing Text

RUISHTON CP A358 (North side)

5/113 Woodlands House and stable block


- II

House. Circa 1810, remodelled and enlarged by Richard Carver c1833 for Mrs Lock. Rendered, with roughcast gable ends,
probably over brick, slate roofs, decorative ridge tiles, parallel range, coped verges, buff brick stacks east and west
gable ends of south front. Plan: parallel range, entrance on west front with south wing set back slightly, wall
abutting north east corner fronting L-plan stable yard on north front. Tudor style. West front: 2 storeys with attic
and basement, 3 bays, all mullioned windows under hoodmoulds, stepped buttresses to gabled outer bays, blank shield
left, 2-light window right, first floor 3-light flanking 2-light, ground floor left 3-light mullioned and transomed
canted bay window rising from ground floor level, flanked by 2-light basement windows, left 3-light; buttressed central
porch, gabled centre with shield, set back buttresses on right return, Tudor arch head door frame under hood would,
ribbed and decoratively studded double doors approached by flight of 2 steps. Abutting north-west corner crenellated
wall with Tudor arch head carriageway entrance to stableyard, single storey rendered stable block left, 2 storey brick
coach house abutting. Garden front of 3 bays, stepped buttresses, similar fenestration and irregular 7-bay C20 wrought
iron verandah to groundfloor reached by flight of 4 steps, swept back dwarf stone wall with Has stone piers. A good
example of the Tudor style villa, unaltered apart from verandah and typical of this local architect.

Listing NGR: ST2605324794

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Source: English Heritage

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