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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: 1060535



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

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Bishop's Hull

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 02-Feb-1955

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 270512

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13/5 Manor House



Manor house. Dated 1586, mid C19 addition and internal alterations, restored 1901. Roughcast over rubble, quoins, chamfered plinth, coped verges, slate roofs, stone stacks rising on right return, brick stacks gable ends. E-plan facing South with small C19 addition on West front, a long service wing in North East corner. Two and a half storeys, symmetrical front, ovolo moulded mullions, gabled central 4 storey porch, coped verges, kneelers, 3-light mullioned windows under hood moulds, gabled 3-light dormers flanking porch with 4-light mullioned and transomed windows below, all with hoodmoulds, two 3-light mullioned and transomed windows in re-entrant angles, gable ends lit by paired lights under single hoodmoulds. Entrance through semi-circular moulded opening in ashlar Has stone porch, fluted Ionic columns on low plinths with dentil moulded cornice and date 1586 in keystone of arch. Above square plaque with scalloped frame containing the coat of arms of George Farewell. Plastered ceiling, round headed arch opening, moulded jambs, decorative spandrels and outstanding early C17 door. Single storey, irregularly shaped, top lit C19 addition on West front with 3-light Tudor arch headed casements and C19 door; long East front with two gabled dormers, stone stacks rising between and C17 style moulded door; long brick service wing to North with some early C19 leaded iron casements. Interior: extensively altered C19 and early/mid C20, and contains few original features apart from a couple of small fireplaces, some plasterwork details in first floor room, and original roof, an unusual combination of tie beams and arch braced rafters. C19 ribbed plaster ceilings in billiard room. C16 extension and in another room panelling imported C19, plank and muntin screen with painted arch doorway imported mid C20. Externally the building appears much as it was when built with a very fine door and some of the earliest ovolo moulded mullioned windows in the West Country. In poor condition at time of survey (March 1984). (VAG Report, unpublished SRO, May 1981; SANHS Proceedings, Vol 50, 1912).

Listing NGR: ST2056124813

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society' in Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society, , Vol. 50, (1912)
'Vernacular Architecture Group Report' in May, (1981)

National Grid Reference: ST 20561 24813


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