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Latitude: 51.2229 / 51°13'22"N
Longitude: -2.5245 / 2°31'28"W
OS Eastings: 363464
OS Northings: 147204
OS Grid: ST634472
Mapcode National: GBR MT.3B6R
Mapcode Global: VH89V.6J7F
Entry Name: Pondsmead
Listing Date: 21 September 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1345234
English Heritage Legacy ID: 266434
Location: Ashwick, Mendip, Somerset, BA3
Civil Parish: Ashwick
Built-Up Area: Oakhill
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
House. 1874 by T.L. Banks for Fredrick Spencer of Oakhill Brewery. Ground floor rubble, upper floors have planted frame
with brick nogging to corner part, and incised render to upper part; tiled roofs with ashlar stacks, modillion
cornices. Domestic Revival with jettied gables; asymmetrical. 2-storeys and attics. Irregular fenestration roughly
3:1:2:2:1 windows on first floor, mostly casements with coloured glass transom lights. Salient features are oriel gable
to left, 2-irregular gables in centre with bargeboards, and corner turret to right. Doorway off-centre right with
stilted arch and enriched mouldings. Large 3-light stair windows to left of centre with c1300-style tracery in head.
Interior retains virtually complete, doors, chimney pieces, mouldings etc. of the period. Pondsmead together with its
summerhouse, lake side features and lodge is an important C19 pleasance.
Listing NGR: ST6346447204
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