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Beech Cottage

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

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Latitude: 51.3593 / 51°21'33"N

Longitude: -2.3514 / 2°21'5"W

OS Eastings: 375625

OS Northings: 162308

OS Grid: ST756623

Mapcode National: GBR 0QQ.LBM

Mapcode Global: VH96T.6378

Entry Name: Beech Cottage

Listing Date: 15 November 2011

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1406246

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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A small detached house, formerly two dwellings, built in the early C19.


MATERIALS: limestone ashlar, double Roman tile roof.

PLAN: plain range, facing west, with swept-down rear addition at far end.

EXTERIOR: two storeys, two/two windows, all four-pane sashes, the gable facing south has a four-pane sash window at ground-floor level. Four of the windows are early-C21 replacements. To the right is a glazed lean-to conservatory with a panelled door. Coped gables, square central ashlar stack.

INTERIOR: not inspected.


Beech Cottage dates from 1803 and was originally a pair of attached dwellings, probably built as workers' cottages and situated close to the quarries at Combe Down. Map evidence indicates that it was converted to a single dwelling some time during the second half of the C20.

Reasons for Listing

* Architectural interest: although extended, this is a good example of early-C19 former cottages that reflect the vernacular traditions of the area;
* Group value: it forms part of a grouping of artisinal dwellings with other listed houses on Combe Road; all probably related to the quarrying industry for which Combe Down was celebrated at this time.

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