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Towerhead House, Banwell

Description: Towerhead House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 January 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 33372

OS Grid Reference: ST4124659456
OS Grid Coordinates: 341246, 159456
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3312, -2.8447

Location: A368, Banwell, North Somerset BS29 6PQ

Locality: Banwell
County: North Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BS29 6PQ

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Listing Text


5/34 Towerhead House


House. Circa 1820, contain reset C16/C17 features. Stucco, slate roof.
2 storeys and basement, 3 windows; central doorway of about 1860. 2 panel
door, margin glazed overlight under hood with pediment on scrolled brackets,
glazing bar sash above, all other openings blank; pilaster strips; hipped roof
on overhanging eaves; large central stack with mculded cap. North elevation;
3 storeys, 2 windows, glazing bar sashes, single storey gabled extension to left,
at first floor a square panel with moulded and painted coat of arms and motto;
Win God/Win All; basement door, 6 panel (top 2 glazed) under 3 light overlight
(original front door reset?). Interior; curious basement, possibly 1820
resetting of features from earlier house has 4 doors with stopped ovolo moulded
timber door frames, set above but not on them are moulded tudor arch stone
lintels all of differing design, some with decorated spandrels; two 2 light
chamfered mullion timber window frames are set between 2 basement rooms. In
basement extension is a brass and lead waterpump of c.1820 in working order.
This house is on or near the site of a house built by Bishop Godwin of Bath and
Wells in the late C16.

Listing NGR: ST4124659456

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Source: English Heritage

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