BABINGTON HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1177567
Date first listed:
11-Mar-1968
Statutory Address:
BABINGTON HOUSE

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Location

Statutory Address:
BABINGTON HOUSE

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

County:
Somerset
District:
Mendip (District Authority)
Parish:
Kilmersdon
National Grid Reference:
ST7043651057

Details

KILMERSDON CP ST75SW 6/141 11.3.68

BABINGTON Babington House

GV II*

Country House in landscaped grounds. Circa 1705 for Henry Mompesson; altered and extended, dated on rainwater head:- "l790", for Captain Charles Knatchbull, possibly by John Pinch, further C19 work. Coursed and squared rubble, freestone dressings, plinth, lintel band, rusticated alternating quoins, dentil cornice, plain parapet with a coping, hipped concrete tile roof, some flat-roofed dormers with sash windows to returns, ashlar stacks. Roughly rectangular on plan, with a central light-well, north front with bow. Symmetrical early Georgian front. Basement, 2 storeys and attic, 7 bays, 12-pane sash windows in moulded architraves, to ground floor with cornice drips. Central door opening with bolection moulded architrave, semi-circular stone shell hood on brackets with enrichment; three-quarter glazed door. Large 2-storey, 3 window bow to north front, 12-pane sash windows. Seven-bay south front, entrance projects with a Gothick door opening. Single storey service wing at rear. Interior with important features; hall with ceiling with ornamental plasterwork, stair-case with turned and twisted balusters, dado panelling, doors in bolection moulded surrounds; dining room with ornamental plasterwork, doorcases and chimneypiece; first floor drawing room also richly decorated; further features including chimneypieces, ornamental plasterwork, panelling and re-used medieval glass. It is believed that the building stands on C17 foundations. (Country Life, 16 April 1943).

Listing NGR: ST7043651057

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
267924
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in 16 April, (1943)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 37 Somerset,

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: 22 Feb 2003
Reference: IOE01/09820/09
Rights: Copyright IoE Dr Neil Bentham. Source Historic England Archive
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