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ST5115 BRYMPTON D'EVERCY CP 10/6 Brympton House or Brympton D'Evercy 19.4.61 GV I Country House. C13 origins, now mostly C15, early C16, late C17 and early C18. Has stone ashlar; hipped Welsh slate roofs behind parapets, with open bell-turret at west end of south wing; stone chimney stack. West front of 2 and 3 storeys, 6 bays. Bays 1 and 2 of 3 storeys, c1520: plinth, deep quatrefoil band between upper floors with additional carvings, another shallower band under battlemented parapet, corner buttress 2 floors high, with pinnacle and statue over; 4-centre-arched light hollow-chamfer mullioned windows in chamfered recesses; bay 1 has an angled bay of 1+5+1 lights, simple to first floor, transomed to second, with small 3-light to ground floor and cambered arched doorway to left: bay 2 an octagonal stair turret to match, with windows at various levels. Bays 3, 4 and 5 possibly a refront of c1625 with later porch, 2 storeys; hollow- chamfered windows with flat-headed lighths, 2-light with transomes above, and 4-light with 2 transomes below; to lower bay 4 a projecting porch added c1722, but matching bays 1 & 2 and possibly incorporating earlier fragments, 4-light transoned windows to sides, single-light to each corner chamfer, 5-light to front with oqee decoration to 4-centre-arched doorway over 3-lights, with panelled and battlemented parapet and hipped stone roof: bay six gabled 2-storey, possibly c1695 reshaping of C14 section, with 18-pane sash window in architrave with open segmental pediment to first floor, plain below. South elevation a rebuild of c1675: 3 + 10 bays, the first 3 bays set lower and possibly reshaped C14 work; these have plinth, battlemented parapets, buttresses one floor high; sash windows in place of mullioned windows, 3 of 18 panes above and 21 panes below, with 2 windows lower bay 1 and French door bay 3: reaminder has plinth, cornice, with open balustrade of turned stone balusters, and urns on plinths to corners and between each bay; cruciform windows with ovolo-mould mullions and transomes in eared architraves with alternate pointed and segmental pediments on console brackets over, starting with angled pediment upper bay 1 and segmental pediment lower bay 1: one cruciform window at ground level on east return. North elevation has cruciform windows at various levels, with attic gables and a modest doorway towards east end. North-east kitchen wing set lower, with 3 bays of 3, 2 and 3-light mullioned and double transomed windows with doorway having architrave and hoodmould between bays 2 and 3, south side; north side has octagonal stair turret with bell-tower. Inside, the porch opens into the hall, with moulded timber ceiling caving, wainscot panelling including such early work, and on east wall a C16 cambered arched fireplace with C18 overmantel carving: small rooms in unit to north: the main south wing features a corridor on north side with a wide, long and easy-going staircase, late C17, with quarter landings and two intermediate landings, panelled newels with elaborate tops, turned balusters and heavy handrail, under which is panelling of uncertain date; moulded triangular arched doorways to south and east, also later door with eared stone architrave, now blocked. The Smoke Room, has C18 panelling, dentilled cornice, window shutters; the Hogarth room, similar but with bolection-mould corner fireplace, and carved timber swags to wall panelling, shell-head cupboard: the Blue room has more elaborate panelling and ceiling coving, with large oval ceiling panel and coloured marble chimney piece; the drawing room similar with similar ceiling coving but smaller panels to walls; First floor landing C18 in character, but with hints of earlier work: bedrooms and kitchen wing not seen. (Country Life, 26.ll.1898, 30.11.1907, and 7 and 14.5.1927; Pevsner, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958; Clive-Ponsonby-Fane, C: Bryapton D'Evercy, 1980).

Listing NGR: ST5197715421


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Books and journals
Fane, C C P, Brympton D'Evercy Brympton Estates, (1980)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset, (1958)
'Country Life' in 30 November, (1907)
'Country Life' in 14 May, (1927)
'Country Life' in 26 November, (1898)
'Country Life' in 7 May, (1927)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 37 Somerset,


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

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Date: 31 Mar 2004
Reference: IOE01/11976/20
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