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FORMER VILLAGE READING ROOM

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: FORMER VILLAGE READING ROOM

List entry Number: 1175244

Location

FORMER VILLAGE READING ROOM

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Witham Friary

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 11-Mar-1968

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 266936

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History

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Details

S174SW WITHAM FRIARY CP

6/238 Former Village Reading Room

11.3.68

GV II*

Former village reading room, once dovecot, now store. Circa 1300, attached to Carthusian Priory, substantially remodelled and restored by Gill in 1900 for the Duke of Somerset. Local limestone rubble, squared quoins, diagonal 2 stage buttresses, plain tile roof with bellcast and parapets, brick stack to left. Rectangular, Tudoresque gabled facade. 3 window height, though interior unfloored, one bay, 5-light chamfered stone mullions window to first floor, above, small square attic light. Central door opening, chamfered segmental headed stone surround, plank door, strap hinges with Art Noveau motif. Tall 2-light mullion and transom window in left return. Single storey pent roofed outshut to right side. Interior contains traces of pigeon holes, and fireplace of the restoration, being a copy of that at the Charterhouse of Mount Grace in Yorkshire.

Listing NGR: ST7445441081

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National Grid Reference: ST 74454 41081

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