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IoE Number: 267670
Photographer: Dr Neil Bentham
Date Photographed: 02 April 2005
Date listed: 02 June 1961
Date of last amendment: 17 October 1985
Grade II*

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WEST BRADLEY CP ST53NE WEST BRADLEY VILLAGE 7/196 Bradley House (previously listed as West Bradley House) 2.6.61 GV II* Country house. C16/Cl7, much late C18 and C19 alterations, including roof. Coursed and squared rubble, freestone dressings, double Roman tile roof with its ridge running north-south. Square on plan, full height flat roofed square bay set diagonally across each angle, tall cappinq C19 brick stacks; postulated as Elizabethan conceit. Three storeys, 2 bays to each elevation; single window on each floor to front face of each bay; 12-pane sash windows in re-used ovolo-moulded stone architraves, 6-pane sash windows to second floor in similar surrounds, the window to each bay blank and painted as false windows, continuous weathered strings rising into hood moulds on ground and first floors; large irregularly placed stairlight to rear with a semi circular head, 22-pane sash window. Central door opening to west elevation, paired 2-panelled doors, gabled hood on consoles. Interior virtually completely re-fitted late C18, including doors and windows shutters, but 2 early fireplaces in stone surrounds with 4-centred heads, elaborate moulding; similar fireplace to second floor, further fireplaces probably remain to be uncovered. (Pevsner N, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, l958).

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