Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1058120

Date first listed: 16-Nov-1984

Statutory Address: FAIRLEIGH CASTLE


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Statutory Address: FAIRLEIGH CASTLE

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

County: Somerset

District: Mendip (District Authority)

Parish: Norton St. Philip

National Grid Reference: ST 79781 56924



1/244 Farleigh Castle



Country House, now school. Circa 1806, remodelled c1895. Ashlar Doulting stone with slate and lead roofs, octagonal ashlar chimney stacks and turrets. Tudor Gothic style. 2-, 3- and 4-storeys, buttresses, weathered string courses, moulded cornices, carved stone heraldic achievements and crests, panelled parapets and gargoyles, battlements and towers. Entrance elevation faces east, 3-storey with 5 windows. Left to right a) angular, 3-light stone mullion and transom bay window with quartrefoiled parapet, then blocked window with stopped drip mould, string course, heraldic device, b) set between full height buttresses, in 3-stages with cross gabled copings and crocketted finials, a 4-centred moulded arch to main entrance, then angular bay; with heraldic device 3-light, mullion and twice transomed window quatrefoils with shields to spandrel, mullion and transom window, gargoyles and quatrefoil, coped parapet, moulded string course and parapet, c) 4-light, mullion and transomed windows with stopped dripmoulds to ground and first floor, 4-light, mullion window to second floor, d) and e) 2-light mullion and transom windows with stopped dripmoulds to ground and first floor, 2- light mullion window to second floor, c), d) and e) with moulded string course, coped and embattled parapet over. The south elevation faces onto formal garden and is generally similar, 7 windows 2- 4- and 3-storeys, corner buttresses, tower with octagonal stair turret, angular bay to window e) to the left; a diagonally set single storey pavillion, probably early C19, steps to central entrance under semi circular moulded arch with patera over, between diagonal 2-stage buttresses, crocketted finials, coped pediment, embattled wing walls. Interior; entrance hall, through full height of building with oak panelling to ground floor, staircase rises between pair of square, Tuscan columns, with moulded cornice and 3-light round headed stone mullioned window, with stained glass and glazed lantern light over.

Listing NGR: ST7978156924


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

Legacy System number: 267191

Legacy System: LBS

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