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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.


List entry Number: 1056733



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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Charlton Mackrell

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.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 262857

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ST52NW CHARLTON MACKRELL CP WEST CHARLTON (south side) 5/52 The Old Cottage 17.4.59


Pair of cottages. C16 and later. Local lias stone cut and squared, with Ham stone dressings; clay pantiles to north, plain clay tiles over stone slate base courses to south, between coped gables; brick and stone chimney stacks. 2 storeys, 4 bays. north elevation has to lower bays 1 and 2 hollow chamfer mullioned windows of 4 and 2 four centre arched-lights with incised spandrels, set in recesses; in upper-bay 2 a wave-mould mullioned window adapted to take C19 wood casements to match remainder of elevation. On south elevation further 3-light mullioned window-bay 4, and to-bay 3 projecting stairwell, otherwise C19 and C20 casement windows, and doors under open tiled porches. Interiors contain much of interest: the east cottage has deep moulded ceiling beams forming 3 bays x 3 bays, with some moulded boarded partitions and early doors; timber cambered-arched beam to fireplace in east wall flanked by unusual C16-panelling with poppyhead finials to door jambs; cambered arched doorway to circular elm staircase; in attic above more C16/C17 boarded partitions and doors. west cottge has circular stone staircase in south east corner, adjoining a low cambered-arched timber beam fireplace; chamfered crossbeams and traces of a jointed cruck truss carried to ground. Believed to be the Chantry House mentioned in 1588, and dating from earlier that century in part; the Chantry itself was disolved in 1548. (Victoria County History, Volume III, 1974; Hamilton and Long, Some Account of the Parishes of Charlton Adam and Charlton Mackrell, 1961).

Listing NGR: ST5251928309

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Hamilton, , Long, , Some Account of the Parishes of Charlton Adam and Charlton Mackrell, (1961)
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Somerset, (1974)

National Grid Reference: ST 52519 28309


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