THE MAUSOLEUM IN THE GROUNDS OF HESTERCOMBE HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1060461

Date first listed: 17-May-1985

Date of most recent amendment: 08-Jul-2004

Statutory Address: THE MAUSOLEUM IN THE GROUNDS OF HESTERCOMBE HOUSE

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Location

Statutory Address: THE MAUSOLEUM IN THE GROUNDS OF HESTERCOMBE HOUSE

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

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane (District Authority)

Parish: West Monkton

National Grid Reference: ST 24350 28906

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History

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Details

WEST MONKTON

439/5/193 HESTERCOMBE 17-MAY-1985 The Mausoleum in the grounds of Hester combe House (Formerly listed as: HESTERCOMBE FOLLY AT NGR ST 2434 2895) (Formerly listed as: HESTERCOMBE TWO SMALL TEMPLES IN THE GROUND OF HES TERCOMBE HOUSE)

GV II* ST22NW WEST MONKTON CP HESTERCOMBE ST2434 2895 5/193 NGR ST 2454 2895 The Mausoleum in the grounds of Hestercombe House)

II*

Folly in the form of an architectural conceit. Late C18. By Coplestone Warre Bampfylde. Red brick, glazed brick and ashlar Bath stone. Plant apsidial bay behind ornamental front, set into hillside. Horse shoe arch opening, Gibbs surround, vermiculated rustication, set in brick facade swept up to truncated obelisk on rusticated plinth (much obscured by ivy), flanked by ashlar piers with vermiculated dados on low plinths, cavetto moulded cornices, ball finials to piers. Rectangular ashlar plaque above keystone of arch inscribed illegibly. Interior: part of vault linking facade to apse missing, only white glazed brick apse remains wih some clay roofing tiles, Bampfylde's landscaping of his grounds at Hestercombe was much admired in the late C18 and this is the only garden feature retaining intact. It is an adventurous if not wholly successful design. In poor condition at time of survey (January 1984).

Listing NGR: ST2435028906

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 270739

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 37 Somerset,

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