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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: AXBRIDGE MUSEUM KING JOHN'S HUNTING LODGE

List entry Number: 1059142

Location

AXBRIDGE MUSEUM, HIGH STREET
KING JOHN'S HUNTING LODGE, HIGH STREET
KING JOHN'S HUNTING LODGE, THE SQUARE

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

County District District Type Parish
SomersetSedgemoorDistrict AuthorityAxbridge

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 09-Feb-1961

Date of most recent amendment: 29-Jan-1985

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 268654

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History

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Details

ST4354 AXBRIDGE HIGH STREET (South side)

12/2 King John's Hunting Lodge (Axbridge Museum) (formerly listed as The Square (South side)) 9/2/61 GV II*

Inn, now museum. Early C16, restored 1975. Timber framed with studding and prominent braces, continuous jetties to first and second floors with moulded rails on curved brackets; moulded corner post to left; moulded string to first floor; 3 prominent gables with cusped bargeboards, double roman tile roof, brick stacks. Three storeys and attic; 6 single-light windows with ogee heads (a quatrefoil in a circle to each spandrel) to second floor; similar fenestration to first floor except the windows paired; a further window in the face of each gable; ground floor with 6 large C20 windows of a single pane each, inserted between the studs. Three door openings in surrounds with 4-centred heads, ribbed doors. Return to The Square in similar style, 2 single-light ogee headed windows to each floor, except 3 large C20 windows to ground floor; ribbed door in a 4-centred surround; section of coursed and squared rubble wall to left fording a narrow pier. Carved and painted wooden head formerly placed at the angle between The High Street and The Square now stored inside the building. The building way have been shops with living accomodation over when first constructed. (V46 report, unpublished SRO, Autumn 1981).

Listing NGR: ST4307854540

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Vernacular Architecture Group Report' in Vernacular Architecture Group Report, (1981)

National Grid Reference: ST 43078 54540

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