Gatehouse to Cathanger, Cathanger Lane, Fivehead - South Somerset

Late C16 gatehouse to Cathanger Manor, with central throughway and first floor over. Banded lias and Ham stone, thatched roof, wood coving to eaves. Principal trusses have spread and wall plates have moved outwards. Crude props inserted to support the collars are causing significant deflection to first floor and damage to partition and door jamb. Decay to main beam and joists on south. Thatch thin with water ingress. Cracking and erosion to east wall with general decay of banded lias.

Gatehouse to Cathanger, Cathanger Lane, Fivehead - South Somerset
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    GATEHOUSE TO CATHANGER
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1249561
    Local Planning Authority:
    South Somerset
    Site Type:
    Gatehouse

Location

    Building Name:
    Gatehouse to Cathanger
    County:
    Somerset
    District / Borough:
    South Somerset
    Parish:
    Fivehead
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Somerton and Frome
    Region:
    South West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Vacant/not in use
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Ownership:
    Private