CASTLE OF COMFORT

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1057422
Date first listed:
16-Nov-1984
Statutory Address:
CASTLE OF COMFORT

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Location

Statutory Address:
CASTLE OF COMFORT

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

County:
Somerset
District:
West Somerset (District Authority)
Parish:
Holford
National Grid Reference:
ST 17125 39997

Details

ST13NE HOLFORD CP DODINGTON

11/112 Castle of Comfort

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GV II

Inn, now hotel. Probably C16, alterations dated 1655, subsequently altered and enlarged notably late C19. Roughcast over rubble, plain tile roof, decorative ridge tiles, overhanging eaves decorative bargeboards and brackets, brick stack to right of entrance and centre left. Plan: has undergone extensive modifications, probably open hall house, ceiled 1655, stair turret at rear, outer bays extended and gabled cross wings added. Two storeys, long facade, gabled cross wings, scattered fenestration, mainly late C19 casements with many small panes; left gable end 2 small C20 casements, centre 2-light casements grouped one left, 3 right, 3 of them with gables, C20 casement right gable end, ground floor left gable end unlit with segmental headed carriage- way entrance on right return now glazed, 3 narrow single light casements and 2-light casement to left of entrance, 3 narrow casements to right, 2-light casement right gable end. Pantiled gabled porch, decorative bargeboards, plank door. Interior, main feature of interest plaster decoration on first floor chimney breast date 1655, coat of arms flanked by strawberry flowers, chamfered wooden lintel carried in cyma recta sandstone brackets, unchamfered jambs; plaster motif on ceiling with conical pendant. (An inspection of the roof might yield more information.) There was a licenced vitualler recorded at the Castle of Comfort 1689 and it continued as an inn until the 1860s. Dorothy Wordsworth records a visit in her diary 1798. (VCH Somerset, Vol.5 forthcoming).

Listing NGR: ST1712539997

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
265144
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Dunning, R W, The Victoria History of the County of Somerset, (1985)

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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Date: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/08412/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Robins. Source Historic England Archive
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