Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1056391

Date first listed: 24-Mar-1961



Ordnance survey map of OLD HOUSE, KING'S SCHOOL
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County: Somerset

District: South Somerset (District Authority)

Parish: Bruton

National Grid Reference: ST 68327 34730


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 (Couzens P, Bruton in Selwood, Abbey Press, Sherborne, 1972; VAG Report, unpublished SRO, February 1975).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


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 261622

Legacy System: LBS


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

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