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Lillycombe House and Retaining Wall to Terrace

A Grade II Listed Building in Oare, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.2133 / 51°12'47"N

Longitude: -3.6889 / 3°41'19"W

OS Eastings: 282134

OS Northings: 147365

OS Grid: SS821473

Mapcode National: GBR L7.3WV3

Mapcode Global: VH5JV.0RQR

Entry Name: Lillycombe House and Retaining Wall to Terrace

Listing Date: 2 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1296249

English Heritage Legacy ID: 265449

Location: Oare, West Somerset, Somerset, TA24

County: Somerset

District: West Somerset

Civil Parish: Oare

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


2/36 Lillycombe House and retaining
wall to terrace


House. 1912, south front altered mid C20. Designed by Lady Lovelace, assisted by C F A Voysey. Roughcast over rubble,
hipped West Somerset slate roofs, slight bell-cast, overhanging eaves, bargeboard to gabled bays, large square
roughcast stack right, tall octagonal roughcast stack rising from eaves left. L-plan. Two storeys, asymmetrical 4-bay
south front, cambered lintels to many paned casements, gabled projecting bays first and third left flanking hipped roof
dormer, 2-light casement to right, ground floor caseaents flanking single storey hipped roof garden room, 1:4:1 lights
set on retaining wall of terrace, 2 casements to right. Pevsner describes a "handsome south verandah on stone pillars"
as 'unmistakably' the work of Voysey so it may be assumed that the sun room has been completed since 1958. Entrance on
north front via gabled wing, unusual in that the gable end wall and returns are higher than the roof level behind but
slated for about one metre to conceal this design fault. Interior: disappointing, apart from stick stair rising in
entrance hall and one or two Voysey designed ventilation grills the house lacks contemporary fittings. Forms part of
good group with buildings to east. It is assured from the awkwardness of the entrance facade gable that Voysey was
called in quite late to assist Lady Lovelace with her designs. (Brandon Jones et al, CFA Voysey, 1978; Pevsner,
Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958).

Listing NGR: SS8213447365

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