THE COURT

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1056732

Date first listed: 17-Apr-1959

Statutory Address: THE COURT, WEST CHARLTON

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: THE COURT, WEST CHARLTON

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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset (District Authority)

Parish: Charlton Mackrell

National Grid Reference: ST 52790 28444

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History

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Details

ST52NW CHARLTON MACKRELL CP WEST CHARLTON (North side) 5/48 The Court

17.4.59

GV II*

Detached house. 1792. Built for Richard Ford, rector. Local lias stone rubble; Welsh slate roof between coped gables; stone chimney stacks. In a Georgian Gothic style. South front 3 storeys, 5 bays. battlemented parapet, from which a centre gable was removed in C19; 16-pane sash windows with Y traceried work at heads, taken down to floor level at ground floor, normal first floor; matching 8-pane sash windows second floor, all set in plain openings with voussoired slightly segmental arched openings; dog guards in iron to lower windows; centre-bay has projecting 2-bay Ham stone porch with pointed arches, battlemented parapet and corner pinnacles with shield of arms in centre: plates for tie bars between all bays. On east elevation a single-light C16 window, also a single-storey C19 angled-bay with battlemented pediment and larger-pane sash windows traceried to match. north elevation random fenestration, cut into hillside and not generally seen, includes larger pointed arched window to staircase. Interior a mixture of Gothic and Regency detail suggesting that internal works were finished over long period; 2 rooms deep; rooms have Regency architraves; some doors replaced with C20 doors; ornamental coved ceilings; through hall has Gothic style cross-screen, and at rear good cantilevered stone stair with Gothic style wrot iron balustrade. Kitchen wing demolished in 1950's and replaced by small extension on west Gable. A rectory, first mentioned 1524, by late C18 decribed as 'very ruinous', and 'repaired' by Richard Ford in 1792, in fact almost totally rebuilt: sold on the merger of the living in 1922. (Victoria County History, Volume III, 1974; Nares G. Country Life: Vol CV11, January 20th 1950).

Listing NGR: ST5278828443

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 262853

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Somerset, (1974)
'Country Life' in 20 January, , Vol. 107, (1950)

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