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Grovecote with Flanking Screen Walls, Front Boundary Wall and Gate Piers

A Grade II Listed Building in Yeovil, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9461 / 50°56'45"N

Longitude: -2.6459 / 2°38'45"W

OS Eastings: 354719

OS Northings: 116490

OS Grid: ST547164

Mapcode National: GBR MN.NPGY

Mapcode Global: FRA 56BL.YVQ

Entry Name: Grovecote with Flanking Screen Walls, Front Boundary Wall and Gate Piers

Listing Date: 19 December 1972

Last Amended: 13 December 2010

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1056514

English Heritage Legacy ID: 261412

Location: Yeovil, South Somerset, Somerset, BA20

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Yeovil

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

YEOVIL

73/1/74 PRESTON ROAD
19-DEC-72 (North side)
50
GROVECOTE WITH FLANKING SCREEN WALLS,
FRONT BOUNDARY WALL AND GATE PIERS

(Formerly listed as:
PRESTON ROAD
56
GROVECOTE WITH FLANKING SCREEN WALLS,
FRONT BOUNDARY WALL AND GATE PIER)
(Formerly listed as:
PRESTON ROAD
46)

II
Villa, constructed c1830.

MATERIALS: Ashlar under a shallow hipped roof with deep eaves and end chimneystacks.

PLAN: A two-storey house that is rectangular on plan with flanking side walls.

EXTERIOR: It has a symmetrical, classically-styled front (south) of three bays. There is a central projecting porch with slender Tuscan columns, and a six-panelled door, of which the top two are glazed. The entrance is flanked by sixteen-pane sash windows in staple openings and there are a further three sash windows to the first floor. To either side of the fa├žade are rendered side walls with swept, curved copings and niches.

INTERIOR: Not inspected.

SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: To the front of the house is a low boundary wall and stone gate piers.

REASON FOR DESIGNATION: Grovecote, 50 Preston Road is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

* Architectural: as a well-preserved mid-C19 villa, given an effective picturesque architectural treatment
* Design: the symmetrical and balanced design displays good quality craftsmanship using local materials

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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