Date Listed: 18 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 262399
OS Grid Reference: ST4411511980
OS Grid Coordinates: 344115, 111979
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9046, -2.7961
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ST41SW MERRIOTT CP MOORLANDS ROAD (South side)
(also known as Glen House)
Large country house. Late Cl9, in C16 style, by Sir George Gilbert Scott, architect, for William Cuff. Ham stone ashlar
and near ashlar; Welsh slate roots between moulded coped gables, some having crocketted finials; octagonal ashlar
chimney stacks arranged in groups, having moulded plinths and caps. Complex plan: 2 storeys with attics, 6-bay south
elevation. Low battlemented parapet; hollow-chamfer mullioned windows, some with transoms and cinquefoil traceried
lights. Bay 1 has 2-light windows; bay 2 is an octagonal-plan projection with single light to the 3 main faces; bay 3
is gabled, with 3-light windows; bay 4 recessed with 2-light windows. Bay 5 is a 3-storey tower, with single-light
windows at upper level and angled projection at lower level, the battlemented parapet having a corbel table and a small
pediment over a shield plaque between the centre merlins on the south side. Bay 6 is a taller gable with an attic
window, crowned with an animal figure holding a weathervane. Entrance on north side. A romantic composition, but
substantially covered with creeper (June 1986) which obscures much of the detail of an important late C19 house.(VCH
Somerset, Vol IV, 1978, p53).
Listing NGR: ST4411511980
Source: English Heritage
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