MIDELNEY MANOR, FORECOURT AND GARDEN WALLING WITH GATE PIERS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1056918
Date first listed:
17-Apr-1959
Statutory Address:
MIDELNEY MANOR, FORECOURT AND GARDEN WALLING WITH GATE PIERS, MIDELNEY ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
MIDELNEY MANOR, FORECOURT AND GARDEN WALLING WITH GATE PIERS, MIDELNEY ROAD

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

County:
Somerset
District:
South Somerset (District Authority)
Parish:
Drayton
National Grid Reference:
ST 41016 22879

Details

ST42SW DRAYTON CP MIDELNEY ROAD (North side) MIDELNEY

4/38 Midelney Manor, forecourt and garden walling with gate-piers

17.4.59

GV I Manor house in landscaped grounds. On a former island site, the property of Muchelney Abbey, passing to the Trevillian family after the Dissolution. Present house late C16 in 2 distinct halves by Richard and Thomas Trevillian, early C18 work particularly to the interior, further work of 1830. Coursed and squared lias with Hamstone dressings, coped verges, slate and plain-tiled roofs, some brick; tall ashlar stacks with moulded caps. Elizabethan, U-shaped frontage with 2 long front-facing wings, attached falconer's mews at rear. Two storeys, part with an attic, 1:2:2:1 bay frontage, 2, 3, and 4-light moulded stone-mullioned windows, restored iron casements to lights with square-paned leaded lights, stopped labels; 3 gabled attic dormers to left half of roof; outer face of each wing with blank 2 and 3- light windows. Two main entrances, one in each angle of the forecourt, ribbed doors; low forecourt wall, gateway with ashlar piers with ball caps. Brick falconer's mews attached at rear, rectangular on plan, now altered to a kitchen; blocked door opening with a semi-circular head in a moulded freestone surround, flanked by 2 oval windows, beneath a series of rectangular niches. Rear garden enclosed by a high brick wall with a freestone coping, entered through 2 principal gateways, ashlar piers with moulded caps and ball finials. Interior of the house with much important early C18 work including panelling to 2 rooms and a vestibule on the ground floor, the latter with a shell-headed niche; first floor reached by dog leg staircase in right wing, turned balusters, richly moulded hand-rail; further panelling to 3 roofs on first floor; some features remain from the late C16 including kitchen fireplace in left wing, some ceiling beams and lias flooring. (Country Life, November 24, 1934).

Listing NGR: ST4101622879

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
264359
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in 24 November, (1934)

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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