TETTON HOUSE AND TERRACE TO GARDEN ON SOUTH FRONT

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1307958
Date first listed:
25-Feb-1955
Statutory Address:
TETTON HOUSE AND TERRACE TO GARDEN ON SOUTH FRONT

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Location

Statutory Address:
TETTON HOUSE AND TERRACE TO GARDEN ON SOUTH FRONT

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

County:
Somerset
District:
Taunton Deane (District Authority)
Parish:
Kingston St. Mary
National Grid Reference:
ST 20791 30456

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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
270616
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

Legal

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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