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Somerset West and Taunton (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
ST 14866 42773


ST14SW KILVE CP Kilve Court 5/114


- II

Country house, now education centre. 1782-5, incorporating an earlier dwelling, alterations in 1920s by Clough Williams-Ellis. Blue lias random rubble with brick dressings, originally rendered, hipped slate roof behind parapet with modillion cornice, ribbon string course separates ground and first floor, brick stacks visible on rear elevation. Double pile facing South, earlier "L"-shaped wing on West front, 2-storeys and attic, 5 bays; attic storey 6-pane sash windows, central thermal window, others 12 pane sash windows. Central Venetian window above entrance. All windows have brick surrounds and modillian brackets supporting the sills. Doorcase, Ionic columns carrying open pediment rusticated architrave, leaded fanlight, C20 half glazed double doors. 3 bay return right, one bay left plus 2-storey, 1:3 bay wing of earlier dwelling. Interior: Ionic pilaster screen on internal entrance wall, double doors and classical motif in fanlight above, attributed to Clough Williams-Ellis. Late C18 plasterwork motifs on shallow saucer dome over simple contemporary staircase. West front bedroom contains tiled fireplace surround of 8 x 8 C18 Chinese tiles in ox-blood ink in the manner of Delft depicting Bible scenes. (VCH Somerset, Vol 5 following; Williams-Ellis, Architect Errant, 1971).

Listing NGR: ST1486642773


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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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Date: 02 Aug 2002
Reference: IOE01/08505/03
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Robins. Source Historic England Archive
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