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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: 1251806



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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Pitcombe

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 24-Mar-1961

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 434626

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PITC0MBE CP GODMINSTER ST63SE Godminster Manor 5/237 24.3.61


Manor House. C15 with major C18 and early C20 reshaping. Local stone cut and squared, with Doulting stone dressings, West front rendered; stone slate roof between coped gables, behind parapet on west side; octagonal stone chimney stacks with moulded caps. Solid "U"-plan with double roof to rear; 2 storeys 7 bays West front, a C18 addition. No plinth, plain ashlar pilasters, cornice plain low parapet without coping: 12-pane sash windows in architraved surrounds with moulded cills, the lower windows having alternately triangular and segmental closed pediments over; central door, of early C20 pattern, set in bolection mould surround with broken segmental pediment framing an urn, on ornate console brackets. South elevation of Tudor character, but C20 restoration; buttresses to bays; 4-centre arched light hollow chamfer mullioned windows with flat heads, incised spandrils, no labels; to left gable a 3-light below and two 2-light windows above; to single storey bays 1 and 2 are 3-light mullioned and transomed windows; cambered moulded arched doorway under rectangular label bay 3; to bay 4 splay against buttress, with small stair light window, then 3-light window below and 1-light above. East and North elevations of C20 character. Inside, entrance hall has C20 staircase incorporating some C18 barley-sugar twist balusters and some old handrailing; at head of stair a good plank and muntin partition, possibly relocated; small bolection mould fireplace in North West corner room; in south West corner room good C15 moulded beam and panel ceiling: Great Hall along South side damaged by fire c1924; part of charred earlier room survives but masked by replacement ceiling; fine C15 fireplace uncovered in early C20, with moulded 3-centre arch, 1.7 metre to crown, spanning 2.4 metres, with quatre-foil with shield panels in spandrils with other curvilinear decoration; in south wall, stone newel circular staircase, possibly C15. Little known of early history; became part of Ilchester estate, West elevation possibly by Nathaniel Ireson. The fireplace restored, after rediscovery, by A J Pictor, FRIBA, of Bruton, possibly architect for all the early C20 restoration or the post 1924 fire reparations. (VAG Report, Unpublished SRO, January l981).

Listing NGR: ST6837433007

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Vernacular Architecture Group Report' in January, (1981)

National Grid Reference: ST 68374 33007


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