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The Chantry is a Grade II*-listed neoclassical villa constructed from Bath Stone. Built on a steep south-facing slope, the north façade comprises two storeys, with the central bay rising to three storeys, while the sloping site allows the rusticated basement to be exposed as an additional storey on the south façade, the central bay of which is a three-storey bow. The house was built around 1825, likely to the designs of the Bath architect John Pinch, for James Fussell, an iron magnate whose family owned a number of iron works in the local area. In the 20th century, the house was the home of the writers Sir Anthony and Lady Violet Powell and it is currently owned by their son John, who will kindly show us around.

Combe Hay Manor was built in two phases for Robert Smith and his son John. The first western phase dates from 1728 to 1730 and was possibly built by John Strahan of Bristol. The later eastern and southern elevations were built around 1770 to 1775 and are thought to be the work of James Wyatt or George Steuart. The Grade I building is constructed from ashlar stone and consists of two storeys with attics and a basement at the east end. It has fine period interiors with elaborate decorative plasterwork, marbles fireplaces and a number of panelled rooms.

*£10 discount when booked before 31 January 2019 (regular price £90)


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