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BRETTINGHAM COURT

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: BRETTINGHAM COURT

List entry Number: 1056126

Location

BRETTINGHAM COURT, 1-19, GAS LANE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Hinton St. George

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 04-Feb-1958

Date of most recent amendment: 18-Dec-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 262305

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

ST4112 HINTON ST GEORGE CP GAS LANE (West side, off)

7/55 Nos 1 to 19 (inclusive) Brettingham Court, Hinton House (formerly listed as part of Hinton House and Stables) 4.2.58 GV II

Former kitchen courtyard to Hinton House (qv), now 19 houses. C18, originally a remodelling and linking of earlier buildings by Matthew Brettingham, but reshaped by Sir John Soane c1797 with the intention of converting it into a stableyard, substantially altered internally in late C20. Ham stone ashlar; concrete slate roofs behind parapets; some stone chimney stacks. In form of a quadrangle, with entrance on north side, 2 storeys all round. Outside, the south elevation matches Wyatt's Court (qv), with 'cobbled' ashlar to ground floor and upper end bays, battlemented parapets; 10 bays of sash windows, 12-pane to outer bays and all ground floor, upper bays 2-9 having 6-pane sashes, all plain surrounds, the windows in 'cobbled' areas having plain ashlar architraves: at west end, set back, 3 bays matching the c1630 south elevation to the main house. East elevation virtually rebuilt except for the 4 south bays, of which bay 1 matches the south elevation and is set higher, with a semi-circular arched niche to ground floor, under an open pediment on console brackets. North elevation plain, mostly of 16-pane sash windows to both levels, with central large semi-circular through archway, having raised surround and impost blocks. Inside, three sides have 9-bay elevations, but the east side has 11: plinth, band course, low plain parapet: semi-circular arched arcading all round, one arch to each bay except on the east side, where there are only 7 arches: all archways now blocked with doors and casement windows, with 16-pane sash windows to first floor all round: small projection in south-west corner: the rainwater stackheads bear the Poulett arms, with a variety of dates; on south side 1792 and 1910, flanking the north archway 1809, on west side 1795 and 1813 and on east 1793 and 1805 - apart from hinting at safe restoration in 1910 these may not be greatly significant. Interiors not seen, but it would appear that all interiors have been totally remodelled. (VCH Somerset, Vol IV, 1978, pp41-44).

Listing NGR: ST4186512402

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Somerset, (1978), 41-44

National Grid Reference: ST 41865 12402

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