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© Dr Neil Bentham

IoE Number: 268253
Location: SOUTHILL HOUSE AND OUTBUILDINGS,
  CRANMORE, MENDIP, SOMERSET
Photographer: Dr Neil Bentham
Date Photographed: 27 September 2003
Date listed: 02 June 1961
Date of last amendment: 02 June 1961
Grade I

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CRANMORE CPST54SE4/53-Southill House and outbuildings2.6.61

CRANMORE CP ST54SE 4/53 - Southill House and outbuildings 2.6.61 GV I Small country house in an emparked landscape. Early C18; believed to be refacaded by John Wood the younger, of Bath, late C18; some C20 addition at rear including a billiard room; also some remains of C17 work. Ashlar, hipped slate roofs behind parapets, ashlar stacks. Classical style. Three storeys, 3-unit frontage, centre breaks forward slightly, 1:3:1 bays; centre with giant Ionic order, twin end pilasters, similar pilasters between each window, sash windows with glazing bars in moulded architraves. Side units with panelled corner pilasters, second floor band with guilloche decoration, tripartite sash windows with glazing bars, first floor windows with aprons, ground floor window to left blank. Cornice and parapet to side units, cornice to centre raised higher, parapet with balustrading. Central semi-circular head door opening, balstraded ashlar porch with 3 semi-circular head outer openings, half-glazed inner door. Range of attached outbuildings to rear including stables; wing with evidence of some C17 remains. Interior with late C18 staircase, ornamental plasterwork, panelling, doors and fittings. An important example of Wood's work.

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