IVYTHORN MANOR

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1176171
Date first listed:
08-Nov-1949
Statutory Address:
IVYTHORN MANOR, PAGES HILL

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Location

Statutory Address:
IVYTHORN MANOR, PAGES HILL

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

County:
Somerset
District:
Mendip (District Authority)
Parish:
Street
National Grid Reference:
ST 48065 34304

Details

STREET CP PAGES HILL (West side) ST43SE

8/85 Ivythorn Manor

8.11.49

GV II*

Monastic dwelling, subsequently a country house. Of medieval origin, rebuilt 1488 for Abbot Selwood of Glastonbury Abbey, subsequently passing to the families Marshall and Sydenham after the dissolution. Sir John Sydenham added a wing 1578 (though this was subsequently demolished). In 1834 the house was partly ruinous; restored c1904, later substantial alterations and additions including West wing of 1938. Coursed and squared rubble, coped verges on kneelers with finials, triple Roman tile roof, tall rubble stacks. Irregular L-plan; entrance frontage of 2 storeys, 1:1 bays under front facing gables; that to left largest and projecting forward; a 6-light moulded stone-mullioned window to each floor, iron stanchions and saddle bars, leaded lights, stopped labels, carved stone angels as stops, relieving arches; narrow right bay set back being a 2-storeyed porch, 2-light stone-mullioned window to first floor, stopped label, iron casement with leaded lights. Outer door opening to ground floor in a moulded stone surround, 4-centred arch head, corbel carved as a head set above; benched interior on flag floor; inner door in a moulded surround with a 4-centred arch head, ribbed and studded plank door with iron strap hinges; above a freestone tablet with the arms of Abbot Selwood. Left and right returns in conforming style, many features restored. Single and 2-storeyed. West wing although relatively modern and much altered included because it completes the ensemble. Interior with C15 moulded beams to one room; original fireplace openings. (Pevsner N., Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958; Buckler, Drawings, SANHS).

Listing NGR: ST4806534304

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
267794
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset, (1958)
'Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society' in Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society, ()

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 25 Aug 2005
Reference: IOE01/14652/18
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Michael Perry. Source Historic England Archive
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