COTHAY MANOR

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1176185
Date first listed:
25-Jan-1956
Statutory Address:
COTHAY MANOR

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Location

Statutory Address:
COTHAY MANOR

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

County:
Somerset
District:
Taunton Deane (District Authority)
Parish:
Stawley
National Grid Reference:
ST 08504 21301

Details

ST25SE STAWLEY CP COTHAY

6/24 Cothay Manor

25.1.56

GV I

Manor House. Circa 1480, enlarged early C17, restored and enlarged 1926-7. Red sandstone random rubble rendered in part, Ham stone dressings, steeply pitched plain tile roofs, coped verges gable ends, external stepped stone stacks right and left returns and on rear elevation. Diagonal buttresses North wing, stepped buttresses on hall elevation, raking buttresses right return on porch. "H"-plan typical medieval open hall layout gabled 2-storey porch attached to South cross wing with solar first floor North wing, asymmetrical "L"-shaped North and South wings early C20 incorporating C17 outbuildings. Main block, 2-storey and attic, 1:1:2:1 bays, all Tudor arched heads except for ground floor North wing, 2-light mullion window at South gable end, lancet. North gable end, first floor 3-light mullion window with hood mould, two 4-light mullioned and transomed windows lighting hall, 4-light mullioned and transomed windows, wooden mullioned and transomed window below, South wing 4-light mullion window. Gabled 2-storey porch, first floor Tudor arched head single light mullion window with hood mould, moulded arched opening below. C16 crested lead guttering on South wing. Rear elevation of North wing has unusual 3-light rose window in gable end. Interior: very fine collection of late C15 early C16 features in solar and hall, latter with unusual survival of high lath and plaster screen to galley with unglazed 4-light opening, moulded bressumer, plank and muntin screen below. Early C17 pannelling; carved overmantel and ornamented plasterwork in C17 dining room; anti-clockwise newel stairs to solar and inserted early C18 dog leg stair, in North wing addition. Outstanding example of late medieval hall house. (M Wood, The Medieval House, 1981; Country Life, October 22 and 29, 1927).

Listing NGR: ST0850421301

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
270099
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Wood, E , The English Medieval House, (1965)
'Country Life' in 29 October, (1927)
'Country Life' in 22 October, (1927)

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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