CRICKET COURT, AND ATTACHED BALUSTRADED WALLING AROUND BASEMENT AREAS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1056158

Date first listed: 04-Feb-1958

Statutory Address: CRICKET COURT, AND ATTACHED BALUSTRADED WALLING AROUND BASEMENT AREAS, CRICKET LANE

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Location

Statutory Address: CRICKET COURT, AND ATTACHED BALUSTRADED WALLING AROUND BASEMENT AREAS, CRICKET LANE

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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset (District Authority)

Parish: Knowle St. Giles

National Grid Reference: ST 36011 11414

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History

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Details

KNOWLE ST GILES CP CRICKET LANE (west side, off) ST31SE CRICKET MALHERBIE 2/56 Cricket Court, and attached balustraded walling around basement areas 4.2.58 GV II*

Country house. Erected 1811 for Admiral Pitt, possibly modified in late C19. Local stone some rendered and colourwashed, flint panels. Ham stone ashlar dressings; hipped elevation of 4 bays, the basement concealed by earthworks. Rusticated quoins; ground floor windows large 20-pane sashes with eared and heeled architraves and aetope friezes over bays 1 2 and 4, above which is a cornice carrying a wrought iron balcony at first floor level, the windows at this level being casements with timber pediments: to bay 3 a pair of flush-panelled doors in Egyptian style battered architrave, protected by projecting portico, up 11 steps, with 4 Tuscan columns and matching pilasters, full entablature and pediment, and added roof over: the entrance stair flanked by balustraded walling which extends serpentine fashion around the basement areas surrounding the house: basement windows 8-liqht segmental-arched. North elevation 3 bays and west 4 bays, with marjined French doors below end above, the upper windows cutting through cornice, 2-bays of each elevation being set in segmental curve. Interior not accessible. A highly eccentric design, quite possibly by Pitt himself: fragments of a C16 house preceeding this said to survive, (Pevsner, N, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST3601111414

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Legacy System number: 262182

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset, (1958)

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