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Maperton House, Maperton

Description: Maperton House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 March 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 262066

OS Grid Reference: ST6717226190
OS Grid Coordinates: 367172, 126190
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0341, -2.4695

Location: Maperton, Somerset BA9 8EJ

Locality: Maperton
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA9 8EJ

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Listing Text

Maperton House
(previously listed as Manor House)


Large detached house, on site of manor house. Mostly 1802 and 1876, but incorporating
some C18 fragments. Ham stone ashlar; plain clay tile roofs behind parapets, some coped
gables with ball finials; stone chimney stacks. 'L' plan with additions; 2 storeys with
attics and 3 storeys. West entrance elevation of 6 bays; bays 1 and 2 of 3 storeys, with
separate gables, upper part of 1876 date; plain sash windows in ornamental surrounds to
bay 1 and bay 2 gable; remaining windows this side 12-pane sashes, paired to lower bay
2; bays 5 and 6 project for 2 bays, the end of bay 5 being angled, and contains an open
porch with Doric columns in antis protecting heavy studded and panelled doors; bay 6
has a full height angled bay window with single sash each level each face. South
elevation of 7 bays, of which the centre bay is 3-storey; plinth, pilasters to corner
and flanking centre bay, cornice, plain parapet with urns over pilasters, probably all
1802; 12-pane sash windows in architraves, with added sidelights to centre bay; to
ground floor centre bay are French doors set under a C19 open iron latticework porch
with lead-covered bell-hip roof; to south-east corner a 1876 single-storey orangery,
built on a curve, and recently restored. At east end of north elevation, ground floor
level, are two 4-light hollow-chamfer mullioned windows of late C18, and inside one
doorway corresponds with this date. Many good early C19 features inside the house, which
has been little altered, except by a late C20 addition on east side and demolition of
some work on north side.

Listing NGR: ST6717226190

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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