MEM21970 - Former Bank, Buckingham House, Dulverton (Building)

Summary

A five bay house at the end of Bank Square. It was the Dolphin Inn in 1700 and was known as Buckingham House and Coltards in the 19th Century. It became the bank manager's house in 1898 and is now solicitors' offices.

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The five bay house at the end of Bank Square was a bank in the 19th century, until it was transferred to the building on the right in c1900. It probably dates from the early 19th century, and is stuccoed with an imposing Classical entrance, including a panelled door and four light patterned glazing above. There are plain sash windows, probably modified from the originals. [1] In 1898, the National Provincial Bank of England Ltd purchased the house, stables, courtlage and gardens of Buckingham House and Coltards. The bank was built alongside the house to form the corner of Bank Square, with the original house becoming the bank manager's home. It is now solicitors' offices and the garden is still intact. Buckingham House was previously Dolphins Inn in 1700. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Fisher, J.. c.2003. Dulverton Conservation Area Appraisal. p19.
  • <2> Monograph: Dulverton and District Civic Society. 2002. The Book of Dulverton, Brushford, Bury and Exebridge. Halsgrove. p29, 43, 61, 73, 99, Photographs.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9144 2796 (13m by 13m) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS92NW
Civil Parish DULVERTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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May 4 2020 11:38PM

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