How old is that building?

How old is that building?

A list of surviving old buildings in Yeovil


I'm often asked what is the oldest building in Yeovil?, how old is a particular building? why did they pull everything down that was old? So I've put together this list to show that there are still a lot of old buildings in Yeovil although, of course, many a fine facade has been spoilt by a modern shop-front. The list is not definitive, but it's a start.


c1380 - c1400

St John's church - of course it's the oldest surviving Yeovil building.

14th century

The Chantry (Church Path - albeit completely rebuilt 1855)

c1413 - c1422

Preston Great Farm (Abbey Farm) and Preston Barn

c1420

St James' church (Preston Plucknett)

fl 1517

Mermaid Hotel (mostly completely rebuilt 1769)

16th century

Glencote (Preston Road - major 17th century alterations)

1608 - 1612

Newton Surmaville House

fl 1664

Three Choughs (much dates from 1724, re-fronted 1845)

17th century

Former Glovers Arms (Reckleford)
John Old's House (23 & 25, Princes Street)
44, Princes Street (small Town House, now shops)

c1730

Bryndene (43-47, Princes Street)
Old Sarum House (Princes Street)
Osborne House (Sherborne Road)

c1740

Hendford Manor (Substantially extended in the 1820s)
The Summer House (Summerhouse Hill)

c1750

46 & 48, Princes Street (Town House, now shops)

fl 1766

Royal Oak (now the Green Room, Wine Street)

c1770

Church House (Church Street)

1776

Hendford House (Manor Hotel)

c1780

Former King's Arms (Silver Street)

1790

Today's Superdrug building (The Borough)

18th century

Former 'Cottage Cafe' building
Magnolia House (Princes Street)
Mansion House (Princes Street)
1 & 3, Princes Street
40 & 42, Princes Street (small Town House, now shops)
Quicksilver Mail (Hendford Hill)

late 18th century

Court Ash House (re-fronted c1830)
Penn House
1a & 1b, High Street (Town House, now half of the Mermaid)
8a, High Street (Town House, next to Clement White's)
50 & 52, Princes Street (House, now shops)

early 19th century

Greyhound Yard (South Street)
70, Hendford (former Hendford Vicarage)

1805

Green Quarry (Yeovil's oldest small domestic properties?)

1820s

Bide's Leather Dressing Factory (Eastland Road)
Flower's House (Georgian residence, Hendford)
Glenthorne House (Georgian residence, Princes Street)
Hollands House (College Campus)
Preston Lower Farm (now Preston Park House)
Mayfair (Georgian residence, Princes Street)
31, Princes Street (formerly Albion House)
Wyndham House (Georgian residence, Princes Street)

1830

Grovecote (Unitarian Manse, Preston Road)

1830s

Church Terrace (Small Regency dwellings)
66, Hendford (Regency Villa)
68, Hendford (Regency Villa)
72, Hendford (Regency Villa)
8, High Street (Clement White's)
Former New Inn (Middle Street, now Nationwide BS)
Trinity House (Peter Street)
Swallowcliffe House (Kingston)

1836

24 & 25, High Street (Beale's main building)
Pall Inn rebuilt (Silver Street)

1837

Workhouse administration block (Preston Road)

1838

Deposit Bank (High Street)

1849

Town House (Union Street)

1840s

Ashgrove (Regency-style Villa, Mudford Road)
No 4, Church Street (Georgian-style Villa)
70 Hendford (Regency-style Villa, former Vicarage)
Holcote House (Mudford Road)
Holy Trinity church (Peter Street)
Penn Villa (Pen Hill)

mid 19th century

Aldon House

1854

Pen Mill Station

1856

9, High Street (Lloyds Bank - only the front elevation is original)

1850s

Railway Hotel (Hendford)
Mudford Road Toll House
Penstile Toll House
Pen Mill Hotel
Yeovil Bridge Toll House

1860

Elephant & Castle (Middle Street)
Woborn's Almshouse

1875

Reckleford Board School (Reckleford)

1877

Former Wine Vaults (Wine Street)

1878

Congregational church (now United Reformed, Princes Street)

1870s

Nos 1 & 2, Court Ash (Victorian commercial properties)
Foundry House (former glove factory, Stars Lane)

1880s

Ayr Villa (former Baptist manse, Hendford)

1888

Assembly Rooms (Princes Street)

1889

Victoria Temperance Hall (now the Day Centre, South Street)

1894

Masonic Hall (Hendford)

1890s

Nautilus Works (Reckleford)

1897

St Michael & All Angels' church (St Michael's Avenue)