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Latitude: 51.0747 / 51°4'28"N
Longitude: -3.2705 / 3°16'13"W
OS Eastings: 311084
OS Northings: 131359
OS Grid: ST110313
Mapcode National: GBR LT.DM7P
Mapcode Global: FRA 4618.TZ2
Entry Name: Gaulden Manor
Listing Date: 25 February 1955
Last Amended: 26 March 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1307623
English Heritage Legacy ID: 270125
Location: Tolland, Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA4
District: Taunton Deane
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
ST13SW TOLLAND CP
2/49 Gaulden Manor
(Previously listed as Gaulden
House. C16 with C17 alterations. Red sandstone random rubble masonry, part
rendered, slate roof, brick stacks. 2 storeys, main block gabled porch with hall
to right, longer, lower service wing to left with catslide roof over outer bay.
Irregularly placed fenestration, right 3-light mullioned window, first floor,
six light below, four light in porch gable with pair of 3 light mullions 1st
floor left, ground floor 4 light with ovolo mouldings. Square headed moulded
door frame to porch with fine C16 12-panel framed door inside. Interior: the
feature of this house is the exuberant plaster decoration of circa 1660. Hall, 3
moulded ceiling panels. Centre with pendant, outer with proverbs, figures, and
floral decoration, frieze with scenes from the Old Testament, overmantel with
figures flanking coats of arms and strapwork. 4-centred arch fireplace, to right
C17 carved partition separates the "Chapel" with moulded ceiling compartments
and frieze of Raphaelesque strapwork. Plasterwork overmantel in Great Chamber
upstairs, 4-centred arch fireplace, coved ceiling. Jacobean dog-leg staircase.
(Country Life, p 252-8, September 9, 1933; SANHS Proceedings, p 70-87 XXIII; p
113-4 No 116).
Listing NGR: ST1108431359
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