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Latitude: 51.3417 / 51°20'29"N
Longitude: -2.373 / 2°22'22"W
OS Eastings: 374117
OS Northings: 160352
OS Grid: ST741603
Mapcode National: GBR 0QW.T1K
Mapcode Global: VH96S.TJCV
Entry Name: Caisson House
Listing Date: 24 September 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1115371
English Heritage Legacy ID: 32446
Location: Combe Hay, Bath and North East Somerset, BA2
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Civil Parish: Combe Hay
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
ST 76 SW COMBE HAY COURSE OF DISUSED SOMERSET
8/28 Caisson House
House, possibly a remodelling of a row of earlier cottages. Circa 1830s, probably
for the Somerset Coal Canal Company. Ashlar, C20 tiled roof behind a parapet
which has pierced triangular cresting, moulded cornice. 2 storeys. 9 bays with
pilaster strips at the ends and between bays 2 and 3, 4 and 5, 5 and 6, and 7 and
8, rising through the parapet as pedestals. Glazing bar sash windows in raised
pain surrounds; canted bay windows to bays 3 and 7. Central door in projecting
ashlar porch with moulded surround and cornice. The house is so named due to
its proximity to the site of the 1790s caisson lock which was the initial and
innovatory means of achieving the change in level on this branch of the canal.
Listing NGR: ST7411760352
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