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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: 1059192



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

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Cothelstone

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

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: 270296

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3/85 Gatehouse, Cothelstone Manor



Gatehouse. Mid C16. Coursed squared red sandstone with white limestone dressings, random rubble plinth and random rubble return elevations, flat roofs, asbestos covered ashlar stacks. Central tower projecting half a storey above flanking wings. 2-storeys, 1:1:1 bays, central crenellated tower with blind round headed niche resting on string course, corbelled out shouldered support to plain frieze, recessed centre, oval eye slits at second floor above 4-centred moulded arch. Wings breaking forward, first floor 4-light mullions of the tripartite baluster type as used in the Manor (qv) itself and throughout the gatehouse, below string course with shell headed niches flanked by glazed openings on ground floor. Inside gateway, arched doorways with round headed niches and incomplete string courses where double doors, missing, were rebated. 2 storey buildings on either side, now without ceilings, have winder stairs in projecting turrets with first floor depressed 4-centred arched fireplaces set in square frames with tablets above and moulded jambs; left-hand one partially decayed. Right-hand block contains single storey rendered partition with 4-centred arch opening. Rear elevation has 3-light mullions in tower and wings. A beguiling and unusual mixture of architectural elements in a building almost unaltered since the C16. (Country Life Jan 11 1908, photographs NMR).

Listing NGR: ST1816831768

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in 11 Jan, (1908)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 46 Wiltshire,

National Grid Reference: ST 18168 31768


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