MEM22095 - Roadwater Village Hall (Building)

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Built by Frank Reckitt in the late 1920s.

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The village hall at Roadwater was built by the architect Frank Norman Reckiit (father of Rachel Reckitt) in the late 1920s when the family moved to Golsoncott. [1] The village hall was paid for and designed by the Reckitts, who owned Golsoncott Hall from 1912. The same family member also extended the house and built the lodge down the lane. [2] The village hall dates from 1928 and was designed by Norman Reckitt. A somewhat Alpine Arts and Crafts building of crazed rubble with little hipped tops to the chimneys. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Monograph: Bishop, H.. 2001. Rachel Reckitt: Where Everything That Meets the Eye…. Somerset County Museums service and the Golsoncott Foundation. P. 14.
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. J Lively, May 2013.
  • <3> Monograph: Orbach, J. and Pevsner, N.. 2014. The Buildings of England: Somerset - South and West. Yale University Press. 542.

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Location

Grid reference Centred ST 0324 3836 (18m by 27m)
Map sheet ST03NW
Civil Parish OLD CLEEVE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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May 29 2019 8:45AM

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