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Wessex Court (formerly coach house to the Weston public house)

A Grade II Listed Building in Kingsmead, Bath and North East Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3842 / 51°23'3"N

Longitude: -2.3865 / 2°23'11"W

OS Eastings: 373201

OS Northings: 165086

OS Grid: ST732650

Mapcode National: GBR 0QG.3H5

Mapcode Global: VH96L.LG7R

Entry Name: Wessex Court (formerly coach house to the Weston public house)

Listing Date: 14 December 2011

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1405773

Location: Bath and North East Somerset, BA1

County: Bath and North East Somerset

Electoral Ward/Division: Kingsmead

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bath

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Summary

A former coach house and assembly room built in c1900, now in use as offices, probably by WJ Unsworth, as the Weston Public House it served (qv), to which it is attached.

Description

A former coach house and assembly room built in c1900, now in use as offices, probably by WJ Unsworth, as the Weston Public House it served (qv), to which it is attached.

MATERIALS: limestone ashlar with plain tile roof.

PLAN: built in C18 Cotswold vernacular style.

EXTERIOR: two storeys, on falling ground, so higher to south. Four-door coach house with paired modern steel doors and RSJ lintel. Five tall windows are two-light with mullion and two transoms. Eaves, plain roof with lead cupola to square ventilator with weathervane. Gable ends have recessed five light mullioned window in gable. Gables are coped with ball finials on kneelers. It has a single storey extension with lean-to roof at the street end. Three-light windows flanking two light. It has some other later alterations and extensions.

INTERIOR: not inspected, but likely to have been altered when converted into offices.

History

Built as a coach house to the Weston Inn (qv) with which it forms an important group, and giving the impression of being a stable block to a substantial house.

Reasons for Listing

* Architectural interest: an unusual use of the Cotswold Vernacular style in Bath;
* Group value: with the adjacent Weston public house, also listed at Grade II, which it served.

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