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Description: Berry Barton
Berry Barton Farmhouse
Berry Manor House
Date Listed: 9 February 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 100555
OS Grid Reference: SX8290361039
OS Grid Coordinates: 282903, 61039
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4375, -3.6503
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SX 8261 BERRY POMEROY
11/17 Berry Manor House, Berry
Barton Farmhouse and Berry
Barton (formerly listed
as Berry House)
Manor house with ranges on four sides of a courtyard, now three separate houses
situated immediately north of the Church of St Mary. Berry Manor House situated
on south and east sides, circa C16/C17 remodelled in C18 and early C19.
Rendered stone rubble. Slate roof with gabled ends and overhanging bracketed
eaves. Roof at right hand (north-east) end is lower and hipped. Two storeys.
Six window range to south. Moulded stone mullion three-light windows with
hoodmoulds and leaded panes. The ground floor windows have been replaced in C18
by large sashes, also with hoodmoulds. Right hand fielded panel door with
rectangular fanlight and C19 wooden trellis porch. Rendered ridge chimney
stacks. Long wing at rear to north-east forming L-shaped plan with large
rendered external chimney stack on east side with stair projection to right hand
side and doorway on left hand side with old leaded casement above. Berry Barton
Farmhouse adjoins north and forms third side of the yard. Circa C17, rendered
stone rubble, steeply pitched slate roof with hipped corner, two storeys, long
five-window range with various casements. Rendered ridge chimney stack and
external stairs to loft door. Berry Barton adjoining west forms fourth side of
the quadrangle. Circa C17, remodelled in late C19. Rendered stone steeply
pitched concrete tile roof with gabled ends. Two storeys. Four-window range.
C19 casements. Ground floor late C19 splayed bays and late C19 porch at centre.
Two-light hollow-chamfered granite mullion window at rear facing yard. Rendered
ridge stack off centre and stacks at gable ends. Later gabled wing to left hand
at front. Interior of Berry Manor House has large C16 granite chimney piece in
centre ground floor room on rear wall with two orders of roll-moulded ogee
arches and two granite doorways with roll-moulded four-centred heads and carved
spandrels. C17 wainscot panelling in centre and west end rooms. C18 lean-to
pasage at rear with moulded cornice. The staircase is Victorian. Berry Manor
House was the rectory before the Reformation and used by the Priors of Moreton
to whom the church belonged. At the Reformation it passed to the Dukes of
Somerset and after the destruction of the Seymour Mansion inside Berry Pomeroy
Castle q.v. it reputedly became the Dower House of the Seymours.
Listing NGR: SX8288261053
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Source: English Heritage
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