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IoE Number: 32269
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Date listed: 01 February 1956
Date of last amendment: 01 February 1956
Grade I

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ST 86 NWBATHFORD C.P.SHOCKERWICK2/96Shockerwick House1.2.56

ST 86 NW BATHFORD C.P. SHOCKERWICK 2/96 Shockerwick House 1.2.56 I G.V. Country house, now offices and a nursing home. Circa 1750 by John Wood the Elder of Bath; alterations and additions in 1896 by E. George and A.B. Yeates. Ashlar; coursed squared rubble with ashlar dressings on entrance elevation; slate roofs behind parapets; cornice; ashlar stacks. 3 storeys and basement with 2 storey wings (heightened 1896). Entrance (north) elevation: 6 bays; centre three slightly advanced and centre one further advanced, terminating in pediment. Glazing bar sash windows in moulded architraves; two 2-light casement windows under cornice to right wing; Venetian window with pediment to first floor of centre bay and tripartite window above. Plat band above ground floor. Central panelled door in moulded architrave, under pediment with armorial bearings and decorative carving in tympanum. Projecting Ionic portico with 4 columns, dentilled cornice and segmental pediment (George and Yeates 1896). Single storey billiard room projects at east end (1896): gabled with parapet; 2 blocked round-headed windows. Garden (south) elevation: 2 bays: 2-5-2; centre 5 advanced: 4 giant engaged Corinthian columns to first and second floors of centre 3 bays; Corinthian angle pilasters to 3rd and 5th bays; plain entablature, dentilled cornice and pediment over centre 3 bays with cartouche in tympanum. Outer 4 bays are 2 storeys with partly balustraded and ramped-up parapet. Glazing bar sash windows; on ground floor in rusticated recesses, arched to side wings. Central French door. Moulded string above ground floor of wings, plat band to centre. To left an early C20th (?) extension: coursed squared rubble; Cotswold stone slate roof; 2 storeys and basement; 7 casement windows with moulded surrounds, windows 2 and 6 are in projecting 2 storey square bays with pediments. Attached to rear is former stable blocks: mid - C18th; coursed squared rubble with hipped Cotswold stone slate roof, parapet and central pediment; 2 storeys; 5 bays, centre 3 slightly advanced; glazing bar sash and decorative oeuil de boeuf windows; plank doors. Interior of main block: mostly altered; cantilever staircase, rebuilt C20th; some original and some reproduction decorative plasterwork; panelled doors; marble and plaster fireplaces: Billiard room is panelled with balustrade. Pevsner, N., Buildings of England : N. Somerset and Bristol, 1958.

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