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THE ALCOVE OR CLOCK TOWER, ABOUT 20 METRES WEST OF BRYMPTON HOUSE

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.

Name: THE ALCOVE OR CLOCK TOWER, ABOUT 20 METRES WEST OF BRYMPTON HOUSE

List entry Number: 1057264

Location

THE ALCOVE OR CLOCK TOWER, ABOUT 20 METRES WEST OF BRYMPTON HOUSE

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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Brympton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 19-Apr-1961

Date of most recent amendment: 27-Oct-1987

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 263461

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History

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Details

ST5115 BRYMPTON D'EVERCY CP 10/11 The Alcove, or The Clock Tower, about 20 metres west of Brympton House (formerly listed as Alcove in Garden E. of Stables at Brympton House) 19.4.61 GV II Clock tower with shelter under. Erected 1723, but reusing parts of the C16/early C17 porch removed from Brympton House (q.v) in 1722; clock tower later C18. Ham stone ashlar; stone slate roof between coped gables; ashlar bell turret. Square plan, 1 bay each face, 2 storeys set into rising ground. Principal front to south, facing onto forecourt of house, with semi-circular arch to ground floor with rusticated lozenge decoration, moulded imposts and keystone, flanked by Doric pilasters carrying plain entablature, the cornice over continued as a string to east and west sides; above a small quatrefoil panel with Sydenham arms set upside-down, and clockface in gable. On east side, a 2-light chamfer-mullioned window in recess, no label, unworked top mitres, with diamond-leaded glazing. On north side a boarded door in 3-centre-arched opening, with label over, approached by vertical timber ladder; above, on this face, the bellcote, a somewhat simplified copy of that to St. Andrew's Church (q.v), with plain single openings to east and west, and cruciform openings north and south, moulded eaves and hipped stepped stone roof. Date plaque set high in west wall. Base said to have been a shelter for visitor's horses; the clock reputed to be the oldest outside timepiece in the West Country still in working order. (Country Life, 26th November, 1898, 30th November, 1907, 7th and 14th May 1927; Clive-Ponsonby-Fane, C, Brympton D'Evercy, Brympton Estate, 1980).

Listing NGR: ST5192715437

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: ST 51926 15438

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