MEM21909 - Ashwick Theatre or Music Room, Dulverton (Monument)
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A small theatre or music room was built by Frank Green in a field near to Ashwick House, for the benefit of young relatives and staff.  A small theatre provided by Frank Green in the 1920s for the use of his staff and young relatives. It was built some 200 yards from the house so he could distance himself from the noise. It has a 30 by 15 foot 'auditorium', where the dances were held, and an 8 foot deep stage, with a proscenium arch 8 feet in width. The stage could be closed from the hall by curtains or double doors, the latter also forming wings for the stage and featuring trompe-l'oeil paintings representing theatre boxes housing King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, and contemporary politicians such as Mr Asquith and Mr Bonar Law. Photographs of the building show that it is clad in timber and had a tile roof.  The building is located at SS 8904 3066 and is labelled on the 2018 Ordnance Survey MasterMap data as a hall. 
- <1> SEM7521 Monograph: Binding, H. + Bonham-Carter, V.. 1986. Old Dulverton and Around: Dulverton - Bury - Brushford - Exebridge. The Exmoor Press. P.25, 26, Photo.
- <2> SEM7985 Serial: Exmoor Society. 1959-present. Exmoor Review. Volume 27 (1986), "Ashwick Theatre", p13-15 (D Warren).
- <3> SEM8545 Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 8904 3066 (12m by 11m) (Estimated from sources)|
|Civil Parish||DULVERTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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Jul 24 2019 1:29PM
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