Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1060513

Date first listed: 17-May-1985

Statutory Address: HESTERCOMBE HOUSE


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Statutory Address: 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: Cheddon Fitzpaine

National Grid Reference: ST 24150 28723



5/48 Hestercombe House


Country house, now fire brigade headquarters. Some C16 work remaining, subsequent C18 enlargement and alterations no longer visible beneath circa 1875 refronting and enlargement. C19 work for Viscount Portean. Ashlar Ham stone, gabled cross wings and central pedimented block breaking forward, slate roofs, mansard roof to tower. L-plan entrance front (West) with North West tower, long South front with service wing. Italian Villa style with French renaissance and Greek details. Two storeys with attic and basement, 3 storey centre, 4 stage tower, 2:3::2:3 bays; Symmetrical West front apart from canted bay ground floor left, sash windows without glazing bars, flat roofed Doric porch with paired pilasters and Doric columns, half glazed double doors with side-lights. Miscellaneous South front, evidence of blocked mullioned windows on South East gable end. Interior: C16 moulded arch in North West crosswing, 1870s plasterwork to coved stair ceiling, and in reception rooms with coeval panelling and chimney pieces. This was the home of the gentleman architect Coplestone Warre Bamfylde, died 1791, who extensively improved the grounds. When Edwin Lutyens laid out the gardens (qv), the South front was completely covered with creeper and formed a sympathetic backdrop to the gardens now lacking. (Photographs in NMR: Country Life, October 10th and 17th, 1908).

Listing NGR: ST2415028723


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Books and journals
'Country Life' in 17 October, (1908)
'Country Life' in 10 October, (1908)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 37 Somerset,

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