© Mr Mick Humphreys LRPS
RUISHTON HOUSE, A358 (south side)
RUISHTON, TAUNTON DEANE, SOMERSET
Mr Mick Humphreys LRPS
11 October 1999
21 February 1986
Date of last amendment:
21 February 1986
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RUISHTON CP A358 (South side)
5/110 Ruishton House
Country house. Dated 1893. By Mr Spiller for Stuart Somerville. Gauged and moulded red brick, gable fronted with
decorative tile hanging and applied half timbering in gable ends, overhanging eaves with sprockets, plain clay tiled
roofs and decorative ridge tiles, large ribbed brick stacks with terracotta dragon headed water spouts to moulded caps.
L-plan: entrance on west front, long north-east service wing to courtyard. Old English Tudor style. West front; 2 and a
half storeys, 1:3 bays, right 3 bays gable fronted, 2-light sash window in gable end, upper portion with 12-panes,
similar first floor sash windows, pair left, 3 right with louvred shutters, long 3-light French window flanking large
gabled porch, half glazed door with side lights and tinted glass; fine cast iron verandah with floral motif abutting
porch and enclosing house on west and south fronts, in good condition, ruberoid slate roof. Inserted Ham stone quoin
ground floor inscribed west front 'laid by Stuart Somerville 1893' with the initials RGS and MPS on south side. Garden
front symmetrical, 3 bays, gabled centre; long service wing with applied half timbering to first floor. Interior not
seen. The Somervilles owned the paperworks (not included) at Creech St Michael, and there is a memorial to them in the
Church of St George, Ruishton CP (qv). The plan is uninspired but the house has good external detailing and might
contain features of interest.