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OLD HOUSE, KING'S SCHOOL

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: OLD HOUSE, KING'S SCHOOL

List entry Number: 1056391

Location

OLD HOUSE, KING'S SCHOOL, PLOX

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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Bruton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 24-Mar-1961

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 261622

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History

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Details

BRUTON CP PLOX (North West side) ST6834NW 8/149 Old House, King's School 24.3.61 GV II

Free School building. C16 origins. Local stone rubble, parts rendered, with Doulting stone dressings; stone slate roof with plain gables; rebuilt brick chimney stack to South West end. "T"-plan, 2 storeys, with 5-bay front elevation. Plinth; hollow chamfer mullioned windows with 4-centre arched heads, some with incised spandrils; first floor windows of 2, 2, 1, 3 and 3-lights, and below 4-light to bays 1 and 2, 2-light to bay 4 and an off-centre 4-light to bay 5 the windows all without hoods and varying in detail at both levels; entrance doorway to bay 3 with part-glazed door set in 3-centre arch framed by flat Doric pilasters and crowned with full entrablature and pediment. Plain stone and stone slated extension with part hipped roof to South West; to North East a C19 extension with hipped Welsh slate roof of 2 bays, with small 2-light openings filled with flamboyant tracery under square labels to 2 levels, the upper having been adapted to form 4-light mullioned and transomed windows. To rear sundry C19 details including turret porch; a gable bell turret and a collection of matching buildings. The late C20 buildings attached on North West side not included in listing. The interior not seen, but the rooms to right and left of the entrance passage are thought to be original, and the heavy undecorated Hall screen survives; in the North East portion of 1834 is incorporated an Elizabethan timber lobby; the roof of the main building has unblackened trusses with tenoned purlins and curved windbraces. (Couzens P, Bruton in Selwood, Abbey Press, Sherborne, 1972; VAG Report, unpublished SRO, February 1975).

Listing NGR: ST6832734730

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Couzens, P, Bruton in Selwood, (1972)
'Vernacular Architecture Group Report' in February, (1975)

National Grid Reference: ST 68327 34730

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