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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.


List entry Number: 1058822



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

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Pilton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 02-Jun-1961

Date of most recent amendment: 17-Oct-1985

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 267638

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ST54SE PILTON CP WEST COMPTON LANE (North side) WEST COMPTON 4/164 Manor House (Previously listed as Manor Farmhouse including gatepiers to forecourt) 2.6.61


(Incorrectly shown on OS map as Manor Farm). Manor house, C16, substantial C17 alterations, further later minor alterations. Coursed and squared rubble, freestone dressings, triple Roman tile roof, coped verges with bases for finials, one with an octagonal finial, one with an oblong sundial with a capping, 3 ashlar and a single large brick stack, 2 on small projecting gables. Open hall house, later modified to a cross passage plan, further added wings. Two storeys and attics, 1:1:1:1 bays, the first in a projecting wing under a front facing gable, second and fourth bays with first floor windows under front facing gables. Two, 3 and 4-light ovolo moulded stone mullioned widows under stopped labels; blank stone plaque in a moulded stone surround to extreme right gable face; 3-light mullioned window to right to a basement, stopped label. Door opening to third bay from left in an eared and moulded stone architrave under a label, C19 6-panelled door, top 2 panels glazed. Interior with a moulded cross beamed ceiling with rich ornamental plasterwork; dog leg staircase with pierced pendants and caps to the newel posts. Many C17 2-panelled doors thoughout; 2 C17 fireplaces to first floor in dressed stone surrounds, one with a 4-centred head, one bolection moulded with a cornice shelf. (VAG report, unpublished SRO, January 1984).

Listing NGR: ST5954342178

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Vernacular Architecture Group Report' in January, (1984)

National Grid Reference: ST 59543 42178


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