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Latitude: 51.0485 / 51°2'54"N
Longitude: -3.0398 / 3°2'23"W
OS Eastings: 327205
OS Northings: 128202
OS Grid: ST272282
Mapcode National: GBR M3.GCP1
Mapcode Global: FRA 46JB.TT6
Entry Name: Walford House
Listing Date: 25 February 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1060421
English Heritage Legacy ID: 270747
Location: West Monkton, Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA2
District: Taunton Deane
Civil Parish: West Monkton
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
ST22NE WEST MONKTON CP
6/202 Nos 1 - 10
(consecutive) Walford House
Country house, now flats. Late C18. Render grooved as ashlar over brick, rusticated ground floor, bitumen covered
hipped slate roof, pediaented central 3 bays breaking forward slightly, cut by cornice and string course, rendered
brick stacks. L-plan: Main suite of rooms on South front behind colonnade, cross vaulted entrance hall and central
stair behind, service wing North East corner. South front: 3 storeys, 1:3:1 bays; rosette in tympanum, attic storey 4
pane sash windows, outer central bays in raised surrounds, first floor 12-pane sash windows with moulded lintels to
outer bays and pediment to centre, ground floor 15-pane sash windows in outer bays, two 16-pane sash windows centre and
one in second bay left with inserted glazed door, fronted by Doric colonnade of 2:3:2 bays with paired columns in
centre and in angles, pilaster responds, metope and triglyph frieze, boarded soffit, surmounted by low balustrade.
Entrance on 3 bay left return, C20 half glazed double doors, flat roofed ashlar Doric porch with frieze of rosettes and
tryglyphs, boarded soffit, low balustrade. Long right return of 4:3 bays, some leaded iron casements in service wing at
rear. Interior: dog leg stair, thin turned balusters, Adam-style ceiling to oval stair-light lantern, Adam-style
plasterwork cornice, otherwise no interior features of note. The columns of the colonnade are much eroded due to use of
poor stone, this, the absence of interior decoration and the early use of brick, point to a country house builder with
an eye to economy. The house was divided into flats circa 1965. (Photographs in NMR).
Listing NGR: ST2720528202
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