Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1057261

Date first listed: 19-Apr-1961

Statutory Address: BRYMPTON D'EVERCY

Statutory Address: BRYMPTON HOUSE


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Statutory Address: BRYMPTON D'EVERCY

Statutory Address: BRYMPTON HOUSE

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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset (District Authority)

Parish: Brympton

National Grid Reference: ST 51975 15425


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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Legacy System number: 263456

Legacy System: LBS


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,

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