Discove House

21 Aug 2003
Discove House, Bruton, South Somerset, Somerset, BA10 0NF
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

BRUTON CP ST63SE REDLYNCH 5/205 Discove House 24.3.61 6V II

Detached house. C17 and C18 with earlier fragments. Local stone rubble with some Doulting stone dressings; thatched roofs between coped gabled with finials; brick end and intermediate chimney stacks. Exceptionally long plan, one room thick, projecting porch; 2 storeys with attics, 11 bays irregular fenestration. Bays 1 to 3 a C18 extension with three 12-pane sash windows below and one 16-pane sash above, all under exposed timber lintels; bay 4 has a 2-light horizontal sliding sash window with timber lintel, bay 5 an ovolo-mould mullioned 4-light window with label, and above and between these a 6-pane sash and a 2-light attic casement set into thatch, to right a small casement; projecting 3-storey porch to bay 6, with off-centre moulded cambered arched doorway, with 6-pane sash windows with label above at each level, with carved fox head under upper label (Fox was Lord Ilchester's surname); small C20 flat roofed extension East of porch; bay 7 has 6-pane sash windows both levels with attic casement above; bay 8 a plain boarded door and 2 small casements over; bay 9 two 6-pane sash windows; bay 10 a small 6-pane sash and bricked-up opening over; two 6-pane sash windows to bay 11. One storey extensions to East and West gables. Interior has several features of interest : West room, ground floor has early C18 moulded dado rail, doors and doorcase; bedroom above has tall coved ceiling; next room below has panelling with early form of linenfold motif, and cambered arched fireplace; porch has dog-leg stair to first and second floors, probably C18; large fireplace with timber beam in kitchen. Traditionally this house was the occasional lodging of Lord Ilchester whilst Redlynch Park (qv) was under construction; this would explain the C18 extension Westwards and the reshaping of the house plan. (VAG Report, unpublished SRO, April l975).

Listing NGR: ST6929033086


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1364 IOE Records taken by Peter McLaren; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Peter McLaren. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Mclaren, Peter

Rights Holder: Mclaren, Peter


Limestone, Rubble, Stone, Thatch, Tudor House, Elizabethan Monument <By Form>, Stuart Domestic, Jacobean Dwelling