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Latitude: 50.9245 / 50°55'28"N
Longitude: -2.9104 / 2°54'37"W
OS Eastings: 336109
OS Northings: 114284
OS Grid: ST361142
Mapcode National: GBR M9.Q2GM
Mapcode Global: FRA 46SN.PYX
Entry Name: Ditton House and Attached Walls, Gate Piers and Gates
Listing Date: 29 July 1976
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1195036
English Heritage Legacy ID: 383391
Location: Ilminster, South Somerset, Somerset, TA19
District: South Somerset
Civil Parish: Ilminster
Built-Up Area: Ilminster
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
Church of England Parish: Ilminster
Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells
ST3614 DITTON STREET
1939-1/7/28 (East side)
Ditton House and attached walls,
gate piers and gates
House. c1720, internally remodelled in early C19. Ham Hill
rubblestone with plain Ham Hill stone dressings; tarred slate
roof to main house, pantile to rear wing, brick end stacks.
2-unit central-staircase plan with rear wing to right.
2 storeys; symmetrical 5-window range. 6-panel door under a
semicircular fanlight with radial glazing bars and similar
round-arched 6/6-pane sash window above, also one to the rear
at turn of the stairs. All others are 6/6-pane sashes set in
square-headed architraves with central stubs indicating the
possibility of original cross windows. Rear wing, though of
the same height, is 3 storeys, windows to second floor are
horizontal sliding sashes.
INTERIOR: Open-well open-string staircase with brackets and
c1800 wreathed handrail and reeded balusters. Flagstones to
hall floor. C19 marble fireplaces to both ground-floor rooms.
Loft to main block, reached by steep narrow staircase, has
wide oak floorboards and broken plaster on thatch, now slated
and tarred over.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: Attached to the house are early C19 high
rubblestone walls, that to the right has a crenellated top and
that to the left has a Ham Hill stone coping. Central double
gates of long/short railings hang on cylindrical piers with
shallow swept caps and flattened balls. Curving forward from
them to join the side walls are low brick walls with stone
capping on which are pointed railings alternating with low
spikes, level with those on the gates.
Listing NGR: ST3610914284
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