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Former Village Reading Room

A Grade II* Listed Building in Witham Friary, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1684 / 51°10'6"N

Longitude: -2.3667 / 2°22'0"W

OS Eastings: 374454

OS Northings: 141081

OS Grid: ST744410

Mapcode National: GBR 0T0.NFQ

Mapcode Global: VH97K.XWNP

Entry Name: Former Village Reading Room

Listing Date: 11 March 1968

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1175244

English Heritage Legacy ID: 266936

Location: Witham Friary, Mendip, Somerset, BA11

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Witham Friary

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


6/238 Former Village Reading Room



Former village reading room, once dovecot, now store. Circa 1300, attached to Carthusian Priory, substantially
remodelled and restored by Gill in 1900 for the Duke of Somerset. Local limestone rubble, squared quoins, diagonal 2
stage buttresses, plain tile roof with bellcast and parapets, brick stack to left. Rectangular, Tudoresque gabled
facade. 3 window height, though interior unfloored, one bay, 5-light chamfered stone mullions window to first floor,
above, small square attic light. Central door opening, chamfered segmental headed stone surround, plank door, strap
hinges with Art Noveau motif. Tall 2-light mullion and transom window in left return. Single storey pent roofed outshut
to right side. Interior contains traces of pigeon holes, and fireplace of the restoration, being a copy of that at the
Charterhouse of Mount Grace in Yorkshire.

Listing NGR: ST7445441081

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