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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: 1176131



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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Barton St. David

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 17-Apr-1959

Date of most recent amendment: 30-Sep-1985

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 262820

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2/15 The Manor House (formerly listed as Manor Farmhouse) 17.4.59

- II*

Detached house. Mostly C16 and C17. Local lias stone cut and squared, with Doulting ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof over stone base courses between coped gables; stone and brick chimney stacks. H-plan. 2 storeys with attics, 2-bay west elevation. Hollow chamfered mullioned windows in recesses, with continuons label below and separate labels above; left windows 3-light and right 4-light, with mostly C20 infills. south elevation of 3-bays of which the outer are projecting gables;-bay 1 has 4-light hollow chamfered mullioned windows in recesses, with labels, to main floors, matching 3-light to attic gable, with barley-sugar twist finial to coping: bay 2 has 4-light windows, but the lower has ovolo moulded mullions, and to left a C20 door in recess: bay 3 is lower in height and may be earlier; 2-light hollow chamfer mullioned window without label to upper floor, in corner against bay 2 an unexplained stone projection. On east side 3-light ovolo moulded windows in end gable, first and attic floors, both with labels. On north side a projecting C19 kitchen wing to bay 1, then a portion straight jointed with south block, which has a reserve chamfered mullioned lower window. Internally the layout much altered, and original plan not obvious. Features include upper half only of a circular timber stairway of good width, with tree east and solid shaped treads, inner handrail well clear of newel; a triangular arched reserve chamfered stone fireplace surround in west room; chamfered beams with runout steps generally, but with deep hollow chamfered beams to small south east corner projection; fine ovolo-moulded cambered arch in timber to first floor corridor, and 3 ovolo-mould doorways to attic with original boarded doors. Said to be former home of Adams family who emigrated to America, their descendants including John Quincy Adams.

Listing NGR: ST5418932358

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National Grid Reference: ST 54189 32358


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