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Alpenfels, Long Ashton

Description: Alpenfels

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 October 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 33607

OS Grid Reference: ST5629573020
OS Grid Coordinates: 356295, 173020
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4545, -2.6304

Location: N Road, Long Ashton, North Somerset BS8 3PP

Locality: Long Ashton
County: North Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BS8 3PP

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Listing Text


5/10000 Alpenfels


House, c1872 and for Francis F Fox, Chief Engineer of the Bristol
and Exeter Railway from 1872. Snecked and hammer-dressed Pennant
stone with Bath stone quoins; gabled low-pitched roof with
alternating bands of plain and fish scale tiles. Rectangular
plan. Swiss Cottage style. 2 storeys with attic; 3-window range
to gabled front. Gabled porch with chamfered pointed-arched
doorway with finial and outer pendentives to decorative fretted
bargeboards. Stone lintels over windows with flanking shutters
and richly decorated and bracketed openwork balconies to first
and second floors. Exterior staircase and dormer with decorative
tile cheeks and bargeboards. Large carved brackets to wide
overhanging eaves with similar decorative bargeboards to all
elevations. Similar rear elevation with latticed casements to
oriel window and 2-storey square bay windows. Interior: upper
floor has panelled doors and latticed woodwork; ground floor
noted as having panelling, Gothic-style fireplaces and Minton
tile floors. A fine and dramatically-situated example of a house
in this style.

Listing NGR: ST5629573020

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Source: English Heritage

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