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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1197451
English Heritage Legacy ID: 374090
Location: Chard Town, South Somerset, Somerset, TA20
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
ST3308 FORE STREET
756-1/4/62 (South side)
Ravensworth and attached walls and
(Formerly Listed as:
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
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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