QUANTOCK LODGE AND FORECOURT

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1060178
Date first listed:
15-Sep-1977
Date of most recent amendment:
09-Jan-1987
Statutory Address:
QUANTOCK LODGE AND FORECOURT

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Location

Statutory Address:
QUANTOCK LODGE AND FORECOURT

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

County:
Somerset
District:
Sedgemoor (District Authority)
Parish:
Over Stowey
National Grid Reference:
ST 18790 37512

Details

ST13NE OVER STOWEY CP QUANTOCK SCHOOL

Quantock Lodge and forecourt 1/125 (previously listed as Quantock School) 15.9.77

GV II

Country house with walled forecourt in wooded grounds, now part of Quantock School. Dated on a stone plaque in porch 1857; by Henry Clutton for Henry Labouchere, 1st (and only) Lord Taunton. Some addition of c1864; C20 internal alteration and classroom block to north- west. Snecked local stone, chamfered plinth, bevelled cill-strings, moulded cornices, gables, principal ones shaped, tile roofs with occasional parapets and crenellation, hipped breaks to south-east and south west, finials, off-ridge ashlar stacks with chamfered corners, roughly central crenellated octagonal turret with ogee lantern. Free Tudor style; determined asymmetry on a basically L-plan; bow and bay windows. Two storeys and attics, stone mullioned windows, some with transoms, most with 4-centred arch heads; 2 or more lights; some leaded lights and some stained glass. Main entrance to north in a projecting 2 storey porch, 3-centred archway, paired plank doors. Terraced forecourt with irregularly coursed and squared rubble retaining walls, pierced ashlar and rubble parapets with dressed copings; to west a mock-medieval gateway, entrance arch with achievement set over, plank gates, tile hood; opposite main entrance to house a flight of stone steps lead down to a sunken throughway, paired wrought- iron gates. Interior in elaborate mix of medieval and Tudor styles; tile floors; coffered and ornamental plaster ceilings; oak open well staircase; fireplaces, many with fine chimneypieces and overmantels; library with shelving.

Listing NGR: ST1878237507

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
269387
Legacy System:
LBS

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: 27 Jul 2006
Reference: IOE01/15602/18
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John H. Sparkes. Source Historic England Archive
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