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Somerset Historic Environment Record


Site Name: Southill House and outbuildings, Cranmore
Civil Parish: Cranmore
Grid Ref: ST 6717 4262 (ST 64 SE)
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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. {1}

English Heritage Listed Building Number: 268253. First Listed on 02/06/1961. English Heritage Unified Designation System Asset Number: 1058567 {2}


1 Statutory List - Forty-second List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic interest: District of Mendip (Somerset) (25/2/1988) Location: HER collections.
2 Data transfer - Listed Buildings database, English Heritage. Record ID: 268253 (2005)

Record created in June 1986

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