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COURT HOUSE

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: COURT HOUSE

List entry Number: 1056597

Location

COURT HOUSE, LANGPORT ROAD

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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Long Sutton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 17-Apr-1959

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 263243

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

LONG SUTTON CP LANGPORT ROAD (South side) ST4625 12/177 Court House 17.4.59 GV II*

Detached house. C14 origins, C15 and C17 work, restored 1932. Local lias stone roughtly cut and squared, Ham stone dressings; clay pantiled roof over stone slate base courses between coped gables, gabletted finials to north and west; stone chimney stacks. 'T' plan with additions. south east elevation of 2 storeys, 5 bays, with single-storey projecting porch to bay 3. Hollow chamfer mullioned windows with 4-centre arched light, some leaded, mostly with square labels; bay 1 has 3-lights to both levels, bay 2 has 2-light windows; upper bay 3 is 3-light set higher; bay 4 has a 2-light above, the window below now blocked; lower bay 5 has a 3-light small pane casement window of earlier C20: the porch, probably C17, has a coped gable with gabletted finial, and an open semi-circular headed archway with moulded imposts, keystone and semi-circular label, a C15 board and strip door being set inside in a cambered arched doorway. The north west elevation has a projecting 2-storey porch in centre with angled corner buttresses, but the doorway is now blocked, although a pointed relieving arch remains; above is a 2-light mullioned window; another mullioned window lower bay 1, a projecting chimney breast with plain gable bay 2; other windows are C18 type leaded casements with iron opening lights. The north east elevation has a 4-light mullioned window at first floor level, with squared label stepped over a small plaque inscribed "Thomas Spigurnell, Gent, 1658", and a matching 2-light window above. The south east elevation has a C20 French door and a casement with iron opening lights, under an old timber lintol/frame member, and right of these an early casement of 7 lights, with square uprights close together, set diagonally; at first floor level a small stair light and a blocked attic window in gable. Inside, the house of two distinct halves; the southern apparently always 2-storyed, the south east wall possibly timber framed; central cross passage, with timber doorway into north west porch, south east doorway blocked by C17 staircase-probably Spigurnell in 1658: the northern half the Hall proper, itself now with inserted floor; below a room with square-headed moulded fireplace in north west wall; in chamber above an open smoke-blackened roof, part repaired; 3 main bays divided by arched-braced collar-bear trusses with raised base-cruck principals, with intermediate braced crown-post trusses, curved windbraces; at southern end a plank and muntin partition at high level screening remainder of roof, and in north west wall two cambered arched fireplaces and alongside, into room over porch, a framed boarded door possibly C16; this room has curved collar truss roof of 2 bays, internal iron bars to its 2-light window; in passage above through passage a moulded boarded partition with 9-panel floor, probably C17. Representing the farm house of the Sutton St. Cleers Manor, there appears to be no direct evidence for the name Court House; badly deteriorated, it was restored by the Clark family, the shoe-makers of Street, and vested in a Quaker Trust in 1932 (VCH Vol III, 1974; VAG Report, SRO Unpublished, 1976).

Listing NGR: ST4667925972

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Somerset, (1974)

National Grid Reference: ST 46679 25972

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