Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1056690

Date first listed: 17-Apr-1959

Statutory Address: THE OLD HALL, COW SQUARE


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Statutory Address: THE OLD HALL, COW SQUARE

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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset (District Authority)

Parish: Somerton

National Grid Reference: ST 49073 28658



9/149 The Old Hall 17.4.59


Detached House. C18, but with earlier fragments. Local lias stone cut and squared, with Ham stone dressings; clay pantile clad Mansard roof with stone slate base courses, between coped gables; brick end chimney stacks. Double roof plan; 2 storeys with attics, 5 bays. Sash windows of 12 panes set flush with wall, the lower windows under a continuous string course, the upper windows having timber lintels; two pitched roof dormer windows with initials LOE/LOA in pediments; projecting stone open porch with solid sides, having Ionic columns carrying full entablature, framing a tall door of 6-panels with 'Y'-traceried toplight set in architraved surround. On south side a projecting attic oriel window, with gabletted finial and weathervane. Interior not seen. Known as the Old Hall since at least 1661, it may well stand on the site of the former Hall of Pleas, Somerton having been the County Town of Somerset between 1278 and 1366. (VCH, Volume III, 1974).

Listing NGR: ST4907328658


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Legacy System number: 262955

Legacy System: LBS


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

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