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Terrace on South Side of Brympton House, Brympton

Description: Terrace on South Side of Brympton House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 263457

OS Grid Reference: ST5198515406
OS Grid Coordinates: 351985, 115406
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9361, -2.6847

Locality: Brympton
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA22 8TD

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Listing Text

10/7 Terrace on south side of Brympton
Raised terrace with balustrade and 3 sets steps. Mid C19. Ham stone. Extending for a total of about 75 metres from the
south-east corner of the Chantry House (q.v) across the south elevation of Brympton House (q.v) to Summerhouse (q.v)
with ashlar retaining wall with chamfered plinth, capped with a stone balustrade copying the details of the attic
balustrading of the house, with intermediate piers on which are set a variety of urns and other ornaments, and in the
centre of the long western section a block sundial with ball finial, on which is inscribed LAT 50-56, 17.30, having
sheet metal gnomons, 2 of which are broken: central stair of 9 straight steps with matching side balustrading, and at
each end are secondary stairs running parallel to the terrace, with solid balustrading scroll decorated; gravel surface
to walkway. This terrace, replacing a plainer one with only a central stair illustrated by Kip, c1700, was installed by
Lady Georgina Fane, who ran the estate from 1857-1875. (Country Life, 26th November, 1898, 30th November 1907 and
especially Hussey, C, 7 & 14 May 1927; Clive-Ponsonby-Fane, C: Brympton d'Evercy, Brympton Estates 1980).

Listing NGR: ST5198915409

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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