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A Grade II Listed Building in Wiveliscombe, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0427 / 51°2'33"N

Longitude: -3.3244 / 3°19'27"W

OS Eastings: 307250

OS Northings: 127871

OS Grid: ST072278

Mapcode National: GBR LQ.GRLR

Mapcode Global: FRA 36XC.BPR

Entry Name: Abbotsfield

Listing Date: 11 July 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1177635

English Heritage Legacy ID: 270202

Location: Wiveliscombe, Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA4

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane

Civil Parish: Wiveliscombe

Built-Up Area: Wiveliscombe

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


3/120 Abbotsfield


- II

Country House, now flats. Circa 1872. Architect Owen Jones, for Lacey Collard,
piano manufacturer. Squared red sandstone rubble masonry, with white limestone
dressings, quoins, dentil cornice, West Somerset slate roof. Entrance facade: 3
bay single storey block, central porch, gabled Y tracery dormers, 2 storey
gabled bay left with acroteria as finials, and coping stones. 3 and a half
storey pyramid-roof staircase tower to right, 2 and 3 light mullioned and
transomed windows. Ballroom wing with rondel in gable projects forward right, 2
storey L-shaped servants block with stables beyond to left. Garden facade: 4 bay
loggia with balustrade and gabled Y-tracery dormers above, between 2 storey
gabled wings with splayed bay windows at ground floor, conservatory to left.
Remarkably eclectic detailing. Interior not of interest. One of the few
buildings designed by Owen Jones, the influential Victorian design theorist; and
the only one surviving.

Listing NGR: ST0725027871

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