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Combe Down House

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3609 / 51°21'39"N

Longitude: -2.3455 / 2°20'43"W

OS Eastings: 376038

OS Northings: 162487

OS Grid: ST760624

Mapcode National: GBR 0QQ.MTF

Mapcode Global: VH96T.92C1

Entry Name: Combe Down House

Listing Date: 5 December 2011

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1406234

Location: Bath and North East Somerset, BA2

County: Bath and North East Somerset

Electoral Ward/Division: Combe Down

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bath

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Summary

An early to mid-C19 villa. The building was adapted in the C20 and extended in the early C21.

Description

MATERIALS: limestone ashlar with a slate roof.

PLAN: a compact villa with a low-pitched hipped roof.

EXTERIOR: two storeys, three windows, mainly six-over-six sashes on wide sills with brackets. The ground floor right has a flat-roofed canted bay with a plain sash, and a cornice with blocking course. The central square ashlar porch has panelled pilasters and a frieze, with cornice and blocking, and a pair of C20 glazed doors. There is an eaves band, end stacks, and a broad soffit with wedge-shaped brackets. The left return has a sash at each level near the rear, which has an added lean-to section and further ashlar stack. There are moulded gate piers with semi-circular finials to front. The right return is attached to a large brick extension of early-C21 date.

INTERIOR: not inspected.

History

This villa was constructed in the early to mid-C19. The building was adapted in the C20 and extended in the early C21.

Reasons for Listing

* Architectural interest: as a largely intact early to mid-C19 villa;
* Group value: with the other Grade II listed buildings in The Avenue.

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