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Somerset Historic Environment Record


Site Name: Bagborough House, West Bagborough
Civil Parish: West Bagborough
Grid Ref: ST 1688 3370 (ST 13 SE)
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Image: Image of HER 40330 - Photo by Somerset County Council
  HER 40330 - Photo by Somerset County Council

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Country House. Circa 1730, enlarged circa 1820 and circa 1900. Rendered grooved ashlar, hipped slate roofs behind parapets, rendered stacks. Plan: entrance originally on five bay South front, reorientated to East front in 1820s when three bays right were probably added, extended four bays. More independently roofed in lower block containing billiard room. Entrance front: 5:1:2:4 bays, 12-pane sash windows in moulded surrounds with pediments 3rd left and 3rd right first floor (main block) ground floor right 2 bays contain 3-light sash with marginal glazing bars in Ham stone ashlar surround projecting slightly forward and supported by console brackets. Moulded dentil cornice below parapet breaks into a pediment above entrance bay, continued on left return. Moulded cornice on lower block to right. Main entrance sixth bay left, Ionic porch with paired columns, coat of arms in square panel carried by entablature. Double doors, partially glazed. Entrance to billiard room block inner bay left, pedimented doorcase with 12-pane glazed door. South front distinguished by five bay Ionic colonade of paired columns, centre bay breaks forward slightly. Interior: fine circa 1730 decoration in the style of William Kent in the salon on South front, C18 cantilevered circular stair with twisted newels and moulded dado, plasterwork in dining room probably 1890s imported C16 panelling in billiard room. {1}

English Heritage Listed Building Number: 270495. First Listed on 04/05/1984. English Heritage Unified Designation System Asset Number: 1060526 {2}


1 Statutory List - Thirty-sixth List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic interest: Borough of Taunton Deane (Somerset) (4/5/1984) Location: HER collections.
2 Data transfer - Listed Buildings database, English Heritage. Record ID: 270495 (2005)

Record created in May 1983

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