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South Somerset (District Authority)
North Cadbury
National Grid Reference:
ST 63598 27026


NORTH CADBURY CP WOOLSTON ROAD (South side, off) ST6327 8/179 North Cadbury Court 24.3.61 GV I

Country House. Circa 1580-1610, built by Sir Francis Hastingsi major alterations c1790; remodelled internally in early C20 by Tipping. Cary stone cut and squared, Doulting stone dressings; stone slate roofs between coped gables; ashlar chimney stacks with moulded tops. Double roof plan with extensions; 3 storeys; north elevation of 4 bays, each having separate gable with small finial, with 2-storey projections to left of bay 2 and right of bay 3. Plinth; wave-mould mullioned windows, all with square labels; 4-light windows second floor; on first floor 8-light with two transomes to outer bays and 4-light single-transome inner bays; to ground floor 4-light single transomed, to full height in inner bays, small to outer: the bay 2 projection is a porch with plinth, semi-circular arched opening flanked by pairs fluted Doric pilasters with entablature; above square panel with the Hastings arms, then a 4-light transomed window; frieze with triglyphs and dentilled cornice, shaped parapet with semi-circular crown to centre; inside porch a 20-panelled door in moulded flat arched opening: the bay 3 projection is a square bay window, with 3 lights to side and 6 to front, the ground floor double-transomed and the first floor single-transmed to match: extension to rear both sides, and in north-east corner a small C18 single-storey projecting wing of 5 bays, with central pediment and leaded casement windows. Originally 'U'-plan, with projecting wings southwards, these were adapted and the hollow filled in c1790, and south facade of this period; long range of 4+3+4 bays, the centre three bays projecting slightly, and in centre of this a segmental curve bow window, possibly an addition of c1810. All ashlar: plinth, simple cornice mould and plain solid parapet: above, 12-pane sash windows in architraves, save for the bow, which has 3 similar windows but with 'Y'-tracery to head; below, 15-pane sashes in architraves, almost to ground level, with french doors to the five windows of the 3 central bays; two flat roofed dormers in centre. Interior substantially refitted with quality early C20 work; surviving are a small newel staircase - the main staircase renewed and relocated - an ornamental plaster ceiling to one first floor room, several indications of pre-1580 work in south-west corner, and armorial stained glass of c1580- 1590 in the large bay window of the north front, now the stairwell. Sir Francis Hastings was a Puritan writer and pamphleteer, who died in 1610 and is buried in St. Michaels Church (qv) nearby. (Pevsner N, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST6362527036


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Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset, (1958)


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

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