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Brettingham Court, Hinton St George

Description: Brettingham Court

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 262305

OS Grid Reference: ST4186512402
OS Grid Coordinates: 341865, 112402
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9082, -2.8282

Location: Gas Lane, Hinton St George, Somerset TA17 8RY

Locality: Hinton St George
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA17 8RY

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Listing Text

ST4112 HINTON ST GEORGE CP GAS LANE (West side, off)

7/55 Nos 1 to 19
(inclusive) Brettingham Court,
Hinton House
(formerly listed as part of
Hinton House and Stables)

Former kitchen courtyard to Hinton House (qv), now 19 houses. C18, originally a remodelling and linking of earlier
buildings by Matthew Brettingham, but reshaped by Sir John Soane c1797 with the intention of converting it into a
stableyard, substantially altered internally in late C20. Ham stone ashlar; concrete slate roofs behind parapets; some
stone chimney stacks. In form of a quadrangle, with entrance on north side, 2 storeys all round. Outside, the south
elevation matches Wyatt's Court (qv), with 'cobbled' ashlar to ground floor and upper end bays, battlemented parapets;
10 bays of sash windows, 12-pane to outer bays and all ground floor, upper bays 2-9 having 6-pane sashes, all plain
surrounds, the windows in 'cobbled' areas having plain ashlar architraves: at west end, set back, 3 bays matching the
c1630 south elevation to the main house. East elevation virtually rebuilt except for the 4 south bays, of which bay 1
matches the south elevation and is set higher, with a semi-circular arched niche to ground floor, under an open
pediment on console brackets. North elevation plain, mostly of 16-pane sash windows to both levels, with central large
semi-circular through archway, having raised surround and impost blocks. Inside, three sides have 9-bay elevations, but
the east side has 11: plinth, band course, low plain parapet: semi-circular arched arcading all round, one arch to each
bay except on the east side, where there are only 7 arches: all archways now blocked with doors and casement windows,
with 16-pane sash windows to first floor all round: small projection in south-west corner: the rainwater stackheads
bear the Poulett arms, with a variety of dates; on south side 1792 and 1910, flanking the north archway 1809, on west
side 1795 and 1813 and on east 1793 and 1805 - apart from hinting at safe restoration in 1910 these may not be greatly
significant. Interiors not seen, but it would appear that all interiors have been totally remodelled. (VCH Somerset,
Vol IV, 1978, pp41-44).

Listing NGR: ST4186512402

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Source: English Heritage

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