Description: Backwell House
Date Listed: 11 October 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 33437
OS Grid Reference: ST5008969148
OS Grid Coordinates: 350089, 169148
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4191, -2.7191
ST 56 NW BACKWELL
7/41 Backwell House
Small country house. Circa 1810-20. Ashlar; hipped slate roof behind parapet
with moulded cornice, panelled frieze. 2 storeys on a plinth, cellars and
attics to the rear. 5 bays: the outer and central bays are slightly advanced;
the central bay rises through the parapet and is terminated by a blocking course.
Glazing bar sash windows; those on the ground floor of the outer bays have
moulded architraves and pediments on brackets and are set in shallow recessed,
semi-circular headed niches; square, sunken panels over bays 2 and 4; moulded
cill band under first floor windows. Central French door under fanlight,
flanked by narrow sash windows; all set under a projecting porch, curvinlinear
on plan, with Ionic columns, panelled frieze and a moulded cornice. Above the
porch shallow segmental headed niches and sunken square panels flank the central
window which has an architrave. Interior: cantilever staircase with wrought
iron balustrade; elaborately detailed plasterwork to dome over stairwell.
Listing NGR: ST5008969148
Source: English Heritage
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