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Knapp House

A Grade II Listed Building in South Petherton, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.948 / 50°56'52"N

Longitude: -2.8063 / 2°48'22"W

OS Eastings: 343450

OS Northings: 116816

OS Grid: ST434168

Mapcode National: GBR MF.NJV9

Mapcode Global: FRA 560L.VXF

Entry Name: Knapp House

Listing Date: 19 April 1961

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1294890

English Heritage Legacy ID: 264249

Location: South Petherton, South Somerset, Somerset, TA13

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: South Petherton

Built-Up Area: South Petherton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: South Petherton with the Seavingtons and the Lambrooks

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Listing Text

7/164 No 1
(Knapp House)


Detached house. C17 origins, extensively altered in earlier C19. Ham stone ashlar; hipped Welsh slate roof behind high
parapet; stone chimney stacks. Two storeys, 6 bays, of which bays 1 and 2 are set lower and probably of a separate
build. Plinth, cornice, plain parapet: sash windows in plain openings; 16-pane upper bays 1 and 2, 20-pane upper bays
3, 4 and 5; C20 small-pane casements lower bays 1 and 2, then large 20-pane sashes bays 3 and 4; bay 6 is set higher
and has a bow front, with matching windows below but plain sashes above, in pairs of windows set on the curve: to lower
bay 5 an elliptical arch with pair of part-glazed doors, protected by an open stone porch having early pattern Doric
columns and pilasters, paired, with plain entablature and flat roof. Matching 2-bay south front, the upper windows
blind. Interior not seen. The house known as Naphouse by 1778. In 1934 became a Roman Catholic Mass Centre, being
relaced by a new church in 1961; it then became St Elizabeth's House for Elderly Ladies. (VCH, Vol III, 1974).

Listing NGR: ST4345016816

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