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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: 1056869



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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Merriott

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 18-Dec-1987

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 262399

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Moorlands (also known as Glen House)


Large country house. Late Cl9, in C16 style, by Sir George Gilbert Scott, architect, for William Cuff. Ham stone ashlar and near ashlar; Welsh slate roots between moulded coped gables, some having crocketted finials; octagonal ashlar chimney stacks arranged in groups, having moulded plinths and caps. Complex plan: 2 storeys with attics, 6-bay south elevation. Low battlemented parapet; hollow-chamfer mullioned windows, some with transoms and cinquefoil traceried lights. Bay 1 has 2-light windows; bay 2 is an octagonal-plan projection with single light to the 3 main faces; bay 3 is gabled, with 3-light windows; bay 4 recessed with 2-light windows. Bay 5 is a 3-storey tower, with single-light windows at upper level and angled projection at lower level, the battlemented parapet having a corbel table and a small pediment over a shield plaque between the centre merlins on the south side. Bay 6 is a taller gable with an attic window, crowned with an animal figure holding a weathervane. Entrance on north side. A romantic composition, but substantially covered with creeper (June 1986) which obscures much of the detail of an important late C19 house.(VCH Somerset, Vol IV, 1978, p53).

Listing NGR: ST4411511980

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Somerset, (1978), 53

National Grid Reference: ST4411511980


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