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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: 1177266



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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Somerton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 30-Sep-1985

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 262956

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ST4828 SOMERTON CP COW SQUARE (West side, off)

8/150 The Vicarage 17.4.59


Vicarage. Medieval origins, reshaped and extended 1815 and later. Local lias stone cut and squared, Ham stone dressings; plain clay tile roofs, some hipped, some gabled with or without copings; stone chimney stacks. 'L'-plan; 2 storeys with attics: east entrance elevation 2 bays + 2 bays returning : south wing has 12-pane sash windows, but to lower bay 2 offcentre is a 6-panel door with glazed toplight set in open timber and tiled porch; return eastwards has, on south face, 3-light hollow-chamfered mullioned windows with labels and horizontal bar casements, and on east gable three similar windows, of which the attic is only 2-light. west, garden, elevation, of 4 bays, has chamfered mullioned windows to bay 1 of 3-lights, the lower with transome; bay 2 has composite sash window of 4+12+4 panes, and above, set under a coped gable, a pair of 15-pane sash windows set into the moulded recess of a c1500 window, with label over; bay 3 has 12- pane sash windows, bay 4 a slightly projecting chimney stack. south end gable features early C19 angled bay window of 2 storeys, with 12-pane sash windows each face, the lower centre being extended to form French door, which has light metal-work porch with ogee metal hood. Inside, much of the work, including the staircase is of c1815, but one room on west side has a deep double-wave moulded beam-and-panel ceiling of 9 bays, relic of a late medieval range incorporated into the north wing, which could be the solar wing of a yet earlier house; east end has partition truss at first floor level separating room with formerly an open timber roof; below this a cambered arched doorway and an inserted fireplace of C16/C17 on south wall; said to be sealed in over suspected solar is a 4-bay roof of arched braced collar bead trusses with 2 chamfered through-purlins to each slope, and 3 tiers of windbraces, the top with curves reversed; the feet only of two trusses visible from below. (VCH, Volume III, 1974).

Listing NGR: ST4899628645

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Somerset, (1974)

National Grid Reference: ST 48996 28645


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