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

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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

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Legacy System number: 269387

Legacy System: LBS

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