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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: 1345608



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

County: Somerset

District: West Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Dunster

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 22-May-1969

Date of most recent amendment: 01-May-1985

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 264755

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3/123 The Old Manor Guesthouse [formerly listed as The Old Manor (Lower Marsh Farmhouse) Carhamptpon CP) ]


- II* Manor house, now hotel. Mid-late C15 hall subsequently ceiled, enlarged at rear late C19, altered mid-late C20. Red sandstone and blue lias random rubble with some dressed stone in porch, plain clay tile roof left with coped verge of double Roman tile roof to barn adjoining inset below, lower roof to right of gable end, double Roman tiles, stone stack left gable end, brick on ridge of right cross wing, lateral stack at rear of hall masked by later additions. Plan: open hall with solar over service wing and wing beyond left, enlarged soon after with right cross wing and porch with chapel over set in angle of hall and left cross wing, subsequent alterations at rear. One and a half storeys, 1:1:2:1 bays, gable fronted outer bay left and cross wing right, full height gabled porch second bay left, diagonal buttresses to first floor, Perpendicular 2-light window first floor, lit on right return by trefoil headed lancet, moulded Tudor arch entrance below under hood mould with arched terminals, half glazed double door; gable end left early C19 casement dormer with gabled tops to hall, similar window in right gable end, ground floor C20 metal casements one 3-light left below lintel, 4-light to hall and 3- light to right gable end with stable-type door beyond. Inner door of porch, chamfered 4-centred arch with C19 half-glazed folding door. In south west corner of solar wing at rear inset restored C17 ovolo moulded mullion windows. Rear elevation weather boarded late C19 addition with verandah. Interior: solar wing, 5 pairs of arch braced trusses with shields resting on corbels and 2 tiers of wing braces, end truss built into east wall and west wall rebuilt; hall similar roof with jointed cruck truss reveals where C19 stair inserted, no wind braces visible; north wing, not sighted, said to contain cruck truss roof, ground floor front room steeply chamfered beams with pyramid stops and fine stone newel said chapel above porch, fine wagon roof with moulded ribs and bosses, blocked opening on south wall, thought to be of stairway, crocketed niche - piscina or aumbrey, 3 symetrically placed brackets for statues below east window. C19 addition top lit hall with 3 sets of rooms opening off, not sighted, said to have been built as Tuberculosis Sanatorium. Barn adjoining on south side; 3 damaged jointed cruck trusses, opening at first floor level in chimney breast thought to be access to drying chamger. Evidence of blocked windows on south wall, otherwise rebuilt. (Photograph in NMR; Pevsner, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958; VAG Report, unpublished SRO, November 1958).

Listing NGR: SS9950044975

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SS 99500 44975


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