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The Manor House, Barton St David

Description: The Manor House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 17 April 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 262820

OS Grid Reference: ST5418932358
OS Grid Coordinates: 354189, 132358
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0887, -2.6555

Location: Silver Street, Barton St David, Somerset TA11 6DB

Locality: Barton St David
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA11 6DB

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Listing Text


2/15 The Manor House
(formerly listed as Manor


- II*

Detached house. Mostly C16 and C17. Local lias stone cut and squared, with Doulting ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof
over stone base courses between coped gables; stone and brick chimney stacks. H-plan. 2 storeys with attics, 2-bay west
elevation. Hollow chamfered mullioned windows in recesses, with continuons label below and separate labels above; left
windows 3-light and right 4-light, with mostly C20 infills. south elevation of 3-bays of which the outer are projecting
gables;-bay 1 has 4-light hollow chamfered mullioned windows in recesses, with labels, to main floors, matching 3-light
to attic gable, with barley-sugar twist finial to coping: bay 2 has 4-light windows, but the lower has ovolo moulded
mullions, and to left a C20 door in recess: bay 3 is lower in height and may be earlier; 2-light hollow chamfer
mullioned window without label to upper floor, in corner against bay 2 an unexplained stone projection. On east side
3-light ovolo moulded windows in end gable, first and attic floors, both with labels. On north side a projecting C19
kitchen wing to bay 1, then a portion straight jointed with south block, which has a reserve chamfered mullioned lower
window. Internally the layout much altered, and original plan not obvious. Features include upper half only of a
circular timber stairway of good width, with tree east and solid shaped treads, inner handrail well clear of newel; a
triangular arched reserve chamfered stone fireplace surround in west room; chamfered beams with runout steps generally,
but with deep hollow chamfered beams to small south east corner projection; fine ovolo-moulded cambered arch in timber
to first floor corridor, and 3 ovolo-mould doorways to attic with original boarded doors. Said to be former home of
Adams family who emigrated to America, their descendants including John Quincy Adams.

Listing NGR: ST5418932358

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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