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Description: The Manor House
Date Listed: 4 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 262373
OS Grid Reference: ST4466313115
OS Grid Coordinates: 344663, 113115
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9148, -2.7885
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ST41SW MERRIOTT CP HIGHER STREET (north-west side)
2/123 The Manor House
Detached house. C18. Ham stone ashlar; Welsh slate roof between coped gables having obelisks over kneelers and ball
finial to east gable; ashlar chimney stacks. 'L'-plan; 2 storeys; 4 bays, of which bay 4 is set back slightly. Plinth,
cornice, plain parapet, rusticated quoins. To first floor 20-pane sash windows set in architraves to first floor; to
ground floor, 16-pane sash windows to bays 1 and 3. French doors to bay 4: to bay 2 a C20 glazed floor with surround of
fluted Doric pilasters and full entablature with flat stone hood. Projecting single-storey wing from south-east corner,
with 2 bays of large 16-pane sash windows having keystoned lintols on west flank; on east flank are C19 additions to
give a Gothick flavour. Extensions to match rear of house. Interior not seen. This house, the property of the
Whitley family, only became the Manor House when they inherited the lordship of the manor in 1906: the earlier manor
house no longer survives (VCH Somerset, Vol IV, 1978, p 55).
Listing NGR: ST4466313115
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Source: English Heritage
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