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Portugal House, Chew Magna

Description: Portugal House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 32939

OS Grid Reference: ST5718863109
OS Grid Coordinates: 357188, 163109
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3654, -2.6163

Location: B3130, Chew Magna, Bath and North East Somerset BS40 8PW

Locality: Chew Magna
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BS40 8PW

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Listing Text


3/45 Portugal House


House. Early C19 remodelling of mid C18 building with later alterations and
additions. Rubble, rendered, formerly lined out and now painted in (at time of
survey, December 1984), limestone dressings, double Roman tiled roof of 2 and 3
spans with raised coped verges and gable stacks, pantiled roof to wing. 2 storeys
and 3 windows, first floor has 16-pane sashes, ground floor has 2 C19 French
windows, central 6-panelled and fielded door with plain fanlight, open pediment on
consoles; glazed canopy on slender cast iron piers along ground floor, trellis
work attached to wall at first floor framing windows; parapet and coping ramped
down to each side over single storey wing, to right with similar French window,
to left with small bay, 3 lights to front of 6 panes each with overlights, 2 lights
to each side, dentil cornice. Right return has single storey pantiled wing with
four 2-light casements, not rendered. Left return has 3 gable ends, one stepped
and ramped, not rendered, 2 gables to left have 16-pane sash at ground and first
floor, with segmental brick heads, C20 door and conservatory to left, 9-pane sash
at ground floor right; gable to right has two 2-light attic casements. Rear has
2 C19 additions of 2 storeys and single storey wing to left, varied windows,
including in central block two 6-pane lights of varied sizes and door with
overlight, all with segmental heads, 16-pane sash and small 8-pane sash at first
floor. Originally named after Portugal Laurels, in Chew Magna tradition of
naming houses after trees; original plan of central block with 2 wings similar to
The Beeches (q.v.).

Listing NGR: ST5718863109

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Source: English Heritage

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