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Tower in Combe Wood at St/402 3171 winter's Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Combe Florey, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0784 / 51°4'42"N

Longitude: -3.2287 / 3°13'43"W

OS Eastings: 314021

OS Northings: 131722

OS Grid: ST140317

Mapcode National: GBR LV.DCW6

Mapcode Global: FRA 4638.KYG

Entry Name: Tower in Combe Wood at St/402 3171 winter's Tower

Listing Date: 23 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1262332

English Heritage Legacy ID: 270503

Location: Combe Florey, Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA4

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane

Civil Parish: Combe Florey

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added to the list:-


ST 13 SW Tower in Combe
2/191 Wood at ST/402 3171
(known as Winter's Tower)


Tower. Early-Mid C18. Red sandstone random rubble rendered on upper 3 storeys.
5 storeys, single cell. Pilaster buttresses to north-east and north-west
corners; projecting stone platt bands to 2nd and 3rd floors; cyma-moulded
eaves string; parapet with angle merlons; angle gutter spouts (renewed). South
(roadside) elevation: central entrance with remains of timber arch in doorhead;
central pointed-arched window opening to each upper floor, that on 1st floor
with remains of cusped timber window head; flanking narrow windows on each
floor, timber-lintelled on ground and 1st floors, triangular-headed above,
those on upper floors with remnants of traceried heads. Rear (north) elevation:
central external chimney stack with a blind, triangular-headed narrow opening
on each floor and flanking 3-light, wooden, mullbwd windows with wooden
stanchions, those to ground floor right and lst-floor left moulded and
probably late C16, reused. Side elevations: central pointed-arched window
openings to 3 upper floors; central ground-floor-door opening to east side.
Interior: smoke-blackened fireplace recess with side fireplace recess; sockets
for joists (removed); lower 3 floors plastered from later use as habitation.
Derelict at time of inspection. Built by the Winter family as a keeper's cottage
and eyecatcher.

Listing NGR: ST1402131722

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