Hinton St George is a picturesque village in rural South Somerset consisting of houses almost exclusively constructed in local Ham stone. Our development includes ten houses, three of which will be affordable. There are four unit types ranging in size from 2 bedroom affordable cottages to 4 bedroom detached houses.

The layout is conceived as an extension to the village high street, with half the houses situated on the existing road.  A lane provides access to the remaining houses, as well as two distinct public spaces: a small village green and a hardscaped parking court.

The architecture and materials seek precedent in the adjacent conservation area.  The walls are formed in Ham stone or clad in timber, and the roofs are covered in clay double Roman tiles or natural slates.

The lane is a shared surface, with no pavements, and the houses have small planting strips to their frontage.  Walls, gates and trees assist in defining the public realm.

Hinton St George, Somerset

The Lane

Hinton St George, Somerset - Green

The Green

Traditional masterplan for rural housing arranged around a village green

Hinton St George - Site Plan

Traditional street scene of housing at Hinton St George, Somerset

Street view looking west

Street scene with new traditional housing in Ham stone

Street view looking east

Street view of traditional houses constructed in Ham stone

View looking east towards the entrance to the village green

Traditional detached house with vernacular detailing

View looking south across the green