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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: WESTHOLME HOUSE

List entry Number: 1345043

Location

WESTHOLME HOUSE, WOOTTON FIELD ROAD

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

County District District Type Parish
SomersetMendipDistrict AuthorityPilton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 02-Jun-1961

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 267642

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Details

ST54SE PILTON CP WOOTTON FIELD ROAD (South side) UPPER WESTHOLME 4/169 Westhome House

1.6.61

GV II*

Country house. mid/late C18. Coursed and squared rubble, predominantly ashlar faced, hipped slate roof, ashlar stacks with moulded caps. Symmetrical classical garden front; 3 storeys, 5 bays, 12-pane sash widows of decreasing height on the ground and first floor, 9 and 12-pane sash windows to second floor; Venetian window to centre of first floor, centre light with keystone, sash window with Gothick tracery, moulded cornices to side lights; triple light window to centre of second floor without enrichment. Central door opening, half-glazed door; solid side ashlar portico, entablature with floral carving, moulded cornice and blocking course on 4 detached Doric columns with reeding and acanthus enriched capitals; centre section breaks forward with glazed doors with flanking pilasters, further pilaster set back to each side. Right return with 2 large Venetian windows to ground floor. Elaborate domestic quarters at rear; single storey; that facing garden with an attached single storey gazebo under a pyramidal slate roof, semi circular head door opening, half glazed door, semi circular window to each side. Hexagonal wooden bellcote with bell, ogee shaped lead roof, directly below a large clock. Particularly rich interior executed in the Adam Style; entrance hall with a well staircase, turned and twisted balusters, ramped handrail, dado panelling; lantern with plaster decoration, cornices. Panelled drawing room to left with fireplace; dining room to right with fitted serving table, adjacent hatch from hall, marble fireplace, cornice; adjacent circular ante-room, cornice; room to its rear with elaborate doorcase, fireplace; Further root with domed ceiling, fireplace with mantle suppported on caryatids; fireplaces to first floor.

Listing NGR: ST5776141425

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National Grid Reference: ST 57761 41425

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