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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: 1251893



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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Montacute

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 19-Apr-1961

Date of most recent amendment: 27-Oct-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 263552

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ST4917 MONTACUTE CP BISHOPSTON (East side) 7/97 North-west gateway to Montacute House (formerly listed as Gate Piers W. of Montacute House) 19.4.61 - II Entrance gateway. Possibly of 1786, but might be relocated or new-built between 1845-52. Ham stone ashlar gatepiers and sidewalls; cast-iron gates. A length of some 30 metres of ashlar walling about 1.5 metre high with thin shaped coping, punctuated by square gatepiers about 3.5m high, having string, Adamesque frieze and flat cornice with steps and stone representations of flaming braziers on 4 ball feet, a symbol of the Phelips family; the gates are in a C16/17 strapwork style, date of manufacture uncertain; smaller plainer piers about 2.5 metres high at each end of wall. An important element in the setting of Montacute House (q.v) and set on the exact axis of the west front. The drive was constructed 1784-85, but was then described as curving south before approaching the house: some reorganisation of the grounds occurred 1845-52. (Girouard, and others, Montacute House, The National Trust, 1985).

Listing NGR: ST4964517288

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Girouard, M et al, Montacute House, (1985)

National Grid Reference: ST 49645 17288


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