HINTON ST GEORGE

VILLAGE HOUSING - SOMERSET

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.

Traditional street scene of housing at Hinton St George, Somerset

Street view looking west

Traditional masterplan for rural housing arranged around a village green

Hinton St George - Site Plan

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

James Armitage Architects, 27A Westgate Street, Bath, BA1 1EP

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Traditional detached house with vernacular detailing

View looking south across the green