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TRIUMPHAL ARCH GATEWAY TO HAZELGROVE HOUSE

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: TRIUMPHAL ARCH GATEWAY TO HAZELGROVE HOUSE

List entry Number: 1272919

Location

TRIUMPHAL ARCH GATEWAY TO HAZELGROVE HOUSE, HIGH STREET

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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Sparkford

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 24-Mar-1961

Date of most recent amendment: 06-Mar-1986

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 445888

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

ST62NW 4/156 24.3.61

SPARKFORD CP HIGH STREET (North-West side) Triumphal Arch gateway to Hazelgrove House

(formerly listed as Gateway to Hazelgrove Park)

II*

Gateway in form of triumphal arch. Late C17. Local grey lias ashlar with Ham stone dressing; nature of flat roof unknown. Single arch, with wrot iron gates. Moulded plinth, impost courses, slight corner pilasters and low plain parapet; rather wide pilasters with Ionic capitals flanking 3-centre archway with moulded arched architrave having central keystone. Sides have later gatepiers with scroll sweeps, now redundant, and north-East side has a down pipe with ornamental lead stack head. Archway has double rebates and piers for former double gates; now with wrot iron gates, probably early C20, which have swept top rails, elaborate scrollwork and twist drop points; sides and middle rails also have scrollwork ornament, with a bottom panel of spearpoint rails. Gateway now serves Hazelgrove House (qv) in Queen Camel CP, but was originally built as a gateway to Low Ham Manor, near Somerton, a mammoth project of the late C17 which was never completed; it was presumably acquired by the Mildmay family, lords of Queen Camel Manor,1l possibly Carew Mildmay, who reshaped Hazelgrove House in 1730.

Listing NGR: ST6004125940

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National Grid Reference: ST 60031 25927

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