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IoE Number: 266513
Location: OLD BOWLISH HOUSE, FORUM LANE (north side)
Photographer: Mr Shaun Thorogood
Date Photographed: 14 September 2002
Date listed: 20 May 1952
Date of last amendment: 20 May 1952
Grade II*

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ST64SW SHEPTON MALLET CP FORUM LANE (North side) BOWLISH 4/115 Old Bowlish House 20.5.52 GV II* House, C17, remodelled circa 1720. Stuccoed, rusticated quoins, pantile roof. "T"-shaped on plan, refronted with symmetrical palladian facade. 3-storeys, 7-bays, glazing bar sash windows in moulded architraves, on first floor with alternate cornices and pediments. Central door opening with semi-circular head, moulded surround in pedimented Ionic doorcase, half glazed door. Moulded and indented cornice, ashlar parapet with turned baluster panels directly over windows. Returns and rear show evidence of earlier house, having stone mullion windows, some of cruciform type. Interior contains C18 panelling plasterwork and fireplaces to rooms to each side of entrance hall. Depressed arch fireplaces to rear kitchen and on third floor further evidence of earlier original house. Stairwell to rear contains fine C17 oak staircase of large proportions, heavily moulded handrail, large newels with ball finials, elaborately carved side panels between each.

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