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Midelney Manor, Forecourt and Garden Walling with Gate Piers, Drayton

Description: Midelney Manor, Forecourt and Garden Walling with Gate Piers

Grade: I
Date Listed: 17 April 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 264359

OS Grid Reference: ST4101622879
OS Grid Coordinates: 341016, 122879
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0023, -2.8420

Location: Midelney Road, Drayton, Somerset TA10 0LU

Locality: Drayton
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA10 0LU

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Listing Text


4/38 Midelney Manor, forecourt and
garden walling with gate-piers



Manor house in landscaped grounds. On a former island site, the property of Muchelney Abbey, passing to the Trevillian
family after the Dissolution. Present house late C16 in 2 distinct halves by Richard and Thomas Trevillian, early C18
work particularly to the interior, further work of 1830. Coursed and squared lias with Hamstone dressings, coped
verges, slate and plain-tiled roofs, some brick; tall ashlar stacks with moulded caps. Elizabethan, U-shaped frontage
with 2 long front-facing wings, attached falconer's mews at rear. Two storeys, part with an attic, 1:2:2:1 bay
frontage, 2, 3, and 4-light moulded stone-mullioned windows, restored iron casements to lights with square-paned leaded
lights, stopped labels; 3 gabled attic dormers to left half of roof; outer face of each wing with blank 2 and 3- light
windows. Two main entrances, one in each angle of the forecourt, ribbed doors; low forecourt wall, gateway with ashlar
piers with ball caps. Brick falconer's mews attached at rear, rectangular on plan, now altered to a kitchen; blocked
door opening with a semi-circular head in a moulded freestone surround, flanked by 2 oval windows, beneath a series of
rectangular niches. Rear garden enclosed by a high brick wall with a freestone coping, entered through 2 principal
gateways, ashlar piers with moulded caps and ball finials. Interior of the house with much important early C18 work
including panelling to 2 rooms and a vestibule on the ground floor, the latter with a shell-headed niche; first floor
reached by dog leg staircase in right wing, turned balusters, richly moulded hand-rail; further panelling to 3 roofs on
first floor; some features remain from the late C16 including kitchen fireplace in left wing, some ceiling beams and
lias flooring. (Country Life, November 24, 1934).

Listing NGR: ST4101622879

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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