THE ABBOT'S FISH HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1345067
Date first listed:
22-Nov-1966
Statutory Address:
THE ABBOT'S FISH HOUSE, PORTERS HATCH

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE ABBOT'S FISH HOUSE, PORTERS HATCH

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

County:
Somerset
District:
Mendip (District Authority)
Parish:
Meare
National Grid Reference:
ST 45804 41729

Details

MEARE CP PORTERS HATCH (North side) ST44SE

3/59 The Abbot's Fish House

22.11.66

- I

House of the chief fisherman of the Abbot of Glastonbury; also used for salting and preparing fish. C14 (temp. Edward III); roof renewed C20. Much weathered coursed and squared rubble, stone-tiled roof, restored eaves cornice, coped verges with finials, freestone dressings. Rectangular on plan, 4 rooms to ground floor, 2 rooms to first floor, though floor now removed; irregular fenestration; East end with a traceried 2-light pointed-arch window; 2-light chamfered stone-mullioned windows; single-light openings in chamfered surrounds; all openings with later iron grilles. Two-centred arch doorway in a chamfered stone surround to South; similar opening on first floor, formerly reached by a flight of stone steps, now missing; 2 further narrow door openings to West, one on each floor; again iron grilles. Interior with fireplace on each floor; 4 door opening in dressed stone surrounds. The building stood on the South-West bank of Meare Pool, which had a circumference of 5 miles; it was drained in the late C18. It is postulated that the fish house was erected in the time of Abbot Adam of Sodbury (1322-1335), who was also responsible for nearby Manor Farmhouse (q.v). Scheduled Ancient Monument (Somerset County No 3). (Pevsner N, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958; VAG Report, unpublished SRO, 9 September, l174).

Listing NGR: ST4580441729

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
267765
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset, (1958)
'Vernacular Architecture Group Report' in September, (1974)

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 10 Apr 2002
Reference: IOE01/06752/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter L. May. Source Historic England Archive
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