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© Mr John H. Sparkes

IoE Number: 265374
Location: KNOWLE RIDING CENTRE,
  TIMBERSCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr John H. Sparkes
Date Photographed: 19 August 2004
Date listed: 05 June 1985
Date of last amendment: 05 June 1985
Grade II

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SS94SETIMBERSCOMBE CP_7/91Knowle Riding Centre-

SS94SE TIMBERSCOMBE CP _ 7/91 Knowle Riding Centre - - II Country house, now residential centre. Circa 1878 on earlier site by J D Sedding for Mr Hole. Squared red sandstone, Ham stone dressings, steeply pitched slate roof, decorative ridge tiles, obelisk finials to gabled end bays and central porch, large roughcast stacks to rear. Shallow E-plan. Elizabethan style. Two storeys with attic, 1:3:1:3:1 bays, 3-storey central porch, gable swept up to segmental pediment flanked by obelisks, patterned slate-hung returns to upper storey, 3-light window, pedimented top to 3-light mullioned and transomed first floor window flanked by engaged obelisks, entrance segmental pediment carried on fluted Ionic columns, leaded fanlight, C20 many paned door, flanked by three 3-light mullioned and transomed windows, single light in central bay left, moulded string course on brackets, ground floor with empty semi-circular headed niches in central bays, moulded string course below carried on brackets, gabled end bays with 2-storey canted bays of 4-light mullioned and transomed windows with pediments similar to porch. lost of first floor windows have original circular leading, Panels carved with heraldic achievements below segmental pediments gable ends inscribed Anno D. and 18-- (eroded). C20 single storey addition right not included, on site of original conservatory. Sedding was the architect to the Diocese of Bath and Wells. (Illustrated in The Builder).

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