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Ravensworth and Attached Walls and Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Chard, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8728 / 50°52'22"N

Longitude: -2.9635 / 2°57'48"W

OS Eastings: 332298

OS Northings: 108587

OS Grid: ST322085

Mapcode National: GBR M7.T70R

Mapcode Global: FRA 46PS.M9C

Entry Name: Ravensworth and Attached Walls and Railings

Listing Date: 24 March 1950

Last Amended: 13 December 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197451

English Heritage Legacy ID: 374090

Location: Chard Town, South Somerset, Somerset, TA20

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Chard Town

Built-Up Area: Chard

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Chard St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Listing Text


CHARD

ST3308 FORE STREET
756-1/4/62 (South side)
24/03/50 No.30
Ravensworth and attached walls and
railings
(Formerly Listed as:
FORE STREET
(South side)
No.30
Ravensworth)

GV II

House, now offices. c1850. Limestone ashlar with banded
rustication; Ham Hill stone doorcase; hipped slate roof;
limestone stacks. Double-depth plan. Classical style.
2 storeys, symmetrical 3-window range. Steps up to Tuscan
doorcase with panelled reveals and wooden fanlight in an
elliptical arch; 6-panel door. Above is a flat-arched 3/6-pane
sash window. To either side are 2-storey wooden and canted
bays on stone plinths; ground floor has 6/6-pane sash windows
with moulded cornice; first floor has 3/6-pane sashes. Hipped,
shallow pitch roof with wide eaves on brackets; ashlar stacks
with cornice to return walls.
INTERIOR: the central hall has an elliptical arch and 4
panelled pilasters below a cross-vaulted ceiling with an
ornamental boss to the centre; the open-well, open-string
staircase with turned balusters, fretted ends and wreathed
handrail and curtail step, is to the left; the stair window to
the left return is a semicircular-arched sash with margin
panes. The cornices are reeded, those to the ground floor have
late C19 added ornaments. The first floor has a white marble
fireplace with an arch-plate register grate.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: iron forecourt railings, long/short
spearhead style on low Ham Hill stone wall flanking door, each
section with an elliptical plan.
A distinctive villa design, one of an elegant pair with Nos
32A and 32B Fore Street (qv).


Listing NGR: ST3229608584

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