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Shockerwick House, Bathford

Description: Shockerwick House

Grade: I
Date Listed: 1 February 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 32269

OS Grid Reference: ST8049168613
OS Grid Coordinates: 380491, 168613
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4162, -2.2819

Location: Bath, Bath and North East Somerset BA1 7LL

Locality: Bathford
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA1 7LL

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Listing Text


2/96 Shockerwick House


Country house, now offices and a nursing home. Circa 1750 by John Wood the
Elder of Bath; alterations and additions in 1896 by E. George and A.B. Yeates.
Ashlar; coursed squared rubble with ashlar dressings on entrance elevation;
slate roofs behind parapets; cornice; ashlar stacks. 3 storeys and basement
with 2 storey wings (heightened 1896). Entrance (north) elevation: 6 bays;
centre three slightly advanced and centre one further advanced, terminating in
pediment. Glazing bar sash windows in moulded architraves; two 2-light
casement windows under cornice to right wing; Venetian window with pediment to
first floor of centre bay and tripartite window above. Plat band above ground
floor. Central panelled door in moulded architrave, under pediment with
armorial bearings and decorative carving in tympanum. Projecting Ionic portico
with 4 columns, dentilled cornice and segmental pediment (George and Yeates
1896). Single storey billiard room projects at east end (1896): gabled with
parapet; 2 blocked round-headed windows. Garden (south) elevation: 2 bays:
2-5-2; centre 5 advanced: 4 giant engaged Corinthian columns to first and
second floors of centre 3 bays; Corinthian angle pilasters to 3rd and 5th bays;
plain entablature, dentilled cornice and pediment over centre 3 bays with
cartouche in tympanum. Outer 4 bays are 2 storeys with partly balustraded and
ramped-up parapet. Glazing bar sash windows; on ground floor in rusticated
recesses, arched to side wings. Central French door. Moulded string above
ground floor of wings, plat band to centre. To left an early C20th (?)
extension: coursed squared rubble; Cotswold stone slate roof; 2 storeys and
basement; 7 casement windows with moulded surrounds, windows 2 and 6 are in
projecting 2 storey square bays with pediments. Attached to rear is former
stable blocks: mid - C18th; coursed squared rubble with hipped Cotswold stone
slate roof, parapet and central pediment; 2 storeys; 5 bays, centre 3 slightly
advanced; glazing bar sash and decorative oeuil de boeuf windows; plank doors.
Interior of main block: mostly altered; cantilever staircase, rebuilt C20th;
some original and some reproduction decorative plasterwork; panelled doors;
marble and plaster fireplaces: Billiard room is panelled with balustrade.
Pevsner, N., Buildings of England : N. Somerset and Bristol, 1958.

Listing NGR: ST8049168613

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Source: English Heritage

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