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TETTON HOUSE AND TERRACE TO GARDEN ON SOUTH FRONT

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.

Name: TETTON HOUSE AND TERRACE TO GARDEN ON SOUTH FRONT

List entry Number: 1307958

Location

TETTON HOUSE AND TERRACE TO GARDEN ON SOUTH FRONT

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

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Kingston St. Mary

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 25-Feb-1955

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 270616

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History

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Details

ST23SW KINGSTON ST MARY CP

1/105 Tetton House and terrace to garden on South front 25.2.55

GV II*

Country house. Circa 1790 enlarged and mainly rebuilt 1924-6 by H.S Goodhart-Rendel for H M Herbert. Rendered over rubble, stone roof behind shaped parapets, brick stack. Plan: entrance on East front through Georgian house enlarged around courtyard with colonnaded South front, West front with semicircular bays. Regency Classical style. West front, the most original 2 storeys with attic and semi-basement in left bay, outer bays with dentil moulded cornices and thermal windows flanking hansard roof with 6 semicirular headed dormer windows, first floor full height outer semicircular bays with parapet, swept up at centre, three 12-pane sash windows in outer bays, circular windows flanking lead roofed 3-light bay with half draped caryatids, ground floor 15-pane sash windows right bay, left 9-pane sash windows above semi-basement, centre lead roofed semicircular bay with paired pilasters and tripartite sash windows, sash window and small window left, French window right. South front of 9 bays with pedimented centre and single storey colonnade of fluted Doric columns, entrance on East front through pedimented porch, 6-panel raised and fielded door with side lights. Interior: austere manipulation of Palladian detailing in courtyard, dramatic ashiar fronted stair hall with deeply recessed soffits, 2 fine imported C18 marble fireplaces in South front rooms, now one rood, classical plasterwork details in library on West front. (Photograph in NMR; Pevsner, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST2079130456

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: ST 20791 30456

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