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© Mr Robert Sutherland

IoE Number: 268906
Location: COLERIDGE'S COTTAGE, 35 LIME STREET (south side)
  NETHER STOWEY, SEDGEMOOR, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr Robert Sutherland
Date Photographed: 04 October 2002
Date listed: 29 March 1963
Date of last amendment: 24 June 1985
Grade II*

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ST13NENETHER STOWEY CPLIME STREET (South side)11/57No 35(Coleridge's Cottage) and No 37(formerly listed as Coleridge's

ST13NE NETHER STOWEY CP LIME STREET (South side) 11/57 No 35 (Coleridge's Cottage) and No 37 (formerly listed as Coleridge's Cottage [National Trust]) 29.3.63 - II* Two houses. No 35 with a C17 core, No 37 a contemporary byre, now house with much mid C19 alteration. Colourwashed render, plain pilaster to left side, wide eaves to left half, pantile roof; double Roman tile roof to right half with ridge at right angles to frontage; brick stacks. Two storeys, 2:1 bays, that to right set forward slightly, 12-pane sash windows, 16-pane sash window to ground floor of right bay; those to left 2 bays flush mounted. Two door openings, that to No 35 of 6 panels, hood on brackets; 9-panelled door to No 37 with transomlight. Decorative stone plaque with incised lettering to No 35 :- "HERE SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE MADE HIS HOME 1797-1800". Interior with exposed ceiling beams; some restored C18 features including cupboards and 2 fireplaces. Coleridge occupied the property 1797-1800 when it was in the ownership of Thomas Poole who occupied Tom Poole's House (qv). He composed many of his major works here including The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan, Cristabel (Part 1) and The Three Graves. References to the cottage are found in several poems, including To The Rev G Coleridge, lines 52-61; This Lime Tree Bower My Prison; Frost at Midnight; Fears in Solitude, lines 221-226.

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