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The Round House

A Grade II Listed Building in Barwick, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9365 / 50°56'11"N

Longitude: -2.6238 / 2°37'25"W

OS Eastings: 356265

OS Northings: 115411

OS Grid: ST562154

Mapcode National: GBR MP.P92T

Mapcode Global: FRA 56DM.MNC

Entry Name: The Round House

Listing Date: 19 April 1961

Last Amended: 30 August 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1345789

English Heritage Legacy ID: 263584

Location: Barwick, South Somerset, Somerset, BA20

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Barwick

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


2/26 The Round House
(formerly listed as Summerhouse
Cottage under Yeovil Without CP)


Summerhouse, now a cottage. Circa 1740. Erected for Swayne Harbin of Newton House (qv). Has stone ashlar; stone slate
between coped gables, conical roof to central tower; one brick and one stone chimney stack. Octagonal central 2-storey
tower (corner faces curved, flat faces to main quarters) with 1-bay extensions to North and South. Entrance on East
face of tower with C20 doors in Ionic surround with Gibbsian flat pilasters and full entablature over, the top order
continued as string course; above eared architraved 16-pane cruciform casement window with triple keystone, on curved
faced quintuple keyed openings, one blind; plinth, cill band, floor and eaves strings, corniced (dentilled over
entrance), deep parelled balustrade. The extensions, with lower upper storey, have architraved windows, formerly
sashes, now a variety. One of three similar follies, all visible to each other; the others now virtually disappeared
were at Chilton Cantelo (qv) and Nontacute House (qv); the three owners used to signal to each other. (Gordon Nares
"Newton Surmaville, Somerset", Country Life, 5th September 1952).

Listing NGR: ST5626515411

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