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

Mendip (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
ST 51804 45714



21/173 Court Farmhouse 22.11.66 II*

Episcopal manor house, now farmhouse. Fragmentary C13 remains, C16 and C17 work, much altered C18 and again C19. Roughcast, triple Roman tile roof with a crested ridge, coped verges, 3 brick stacks, 2 on ashlar and rubble bases, one with exposed chimney breast. Much altered L-plan with a cross passage. Two storeys, main wing of 3 bays, C19 3-light casements on first floor, two 3-light hollow-chamfered stone mullioned windows on ground floor, each light with a 2-centred head, incised spandrels, that to right with iron stanchion and saddle bars, that to left with a casement to each light, some early glass remaining. Central door opening, 6-panelled door, fanlight with radiating glazing bars, ashlar porch, semi-circular head outer door opening, key, cornice. Remains of a buttress to left of frontage. Narrow projecting wing to right, 3 storeys, one window to each floor of inner face, 3-light moulded stone mullioned window on first floor, iron casements with leaded lights, label; similar windows on ground floor except with mullions cut away and a 3-light casement inserted; small leaded window on second floor. Two stage buttress to right. Blocked 4-centred arch door opening to rear and the remains of a stair turret obscured by C19 lean-to. Salient interior feature the 2-centred archway to a former chapel, c1230, moulded head of 3 rolls, remains of one capital; further remains of similar plainer doorway; moulded C16 ceiling beams; some C18 fittings. (Pevsner, Buildings of England, North Somerset and Bristol, 1958; VAG Report, unpublished SRO, April 1983; Wood, C13 Domestic Architecture in England; Supplements Archaeological Journal, CV, 1950).

Listing NGR: ST5180445714


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: North Somerset and Bristol, (1958)
'Vernacular Architecture Group Report' in April, (1983)
Wood, M E, 'Archaeological Journal Supplement' in Thirteenth Century Domestic Architecture in England, , Vol. 105, (1950)


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: 11 Sep 1999
Reference: IOE01/01539/11
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