British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Combe, Nettlecombe

Description: Combe

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 December 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 264796

OS Grid Reference: ST0543836586
OS Grid Coordinates: 305438, 136586
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1207, -3.3525

Location: Nettlecombe, Somerset TA4 4HS

Locality: Nettlecombe
Local Authority: West Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA4 4HS

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Explore more of the area around Nettlecombe, Somerset at Explore Britain.

Listing Text

In the entry for:


5/38 Combe

the description shall be amended to read:

Rectory, now house. c1797. Roughcast over rubble, exposed quoins, pedimented centre which
breaks forward slightly distinguished by quoins; slate roof with overhanging eaves and soffit boards;
rendered stacks to main block and to ridge of kitchen wing. U-plan: double-depth central block,
gabled to front and hipped to rear, flanked by lower wings (kitchen to left, west, and stables to right,
east) which are returned to flank shallow court to front of house. 2 storeys. 3-bay central block with
pedimented centre which breaks forward slightly, has 4/4-pane sashes to centre, and outer 6/6-pane
sashes above tripartite sashes each with central 6/6-pane sash; central ashlar Ham stone pilaster
doorcase, tripartite with 9-panel door and flanking 3-pane side lights articulated by Tuscan pilasters
rising to pediment medallions to frieze. Flanking ranges of 2+2-window range, with 3/3-pane sashes
to first floor and similar sashes to ground floor with tripartite sash and pnalled door to front face.
Garden block has 5-bay central range with similar sashes and outer projecting gable ends of service
ranges with round windows above fenestration similar to front. Interior: has lost original main
staircase, but otherwise complete with high quality original joinery and plaster cornicing, much
simpler in the service wings, and distinguished by some fine late C18 stone and marble
chimneypieces, some of which appear to have been reset from a slightly earlier C18 building. The
parsonage was demolished c1797 when the village of Nettlecombe was removed from the vicinity
of Nettlecombe Court by SirJohn Trevelyan who erected Combe for his youger son George, rector
between 1792 and 1827.



5/38 Combe


- II

Rectory, now private dwelling. Circa 1797. Roughcast over rubble, exposed quoins, pedimented centre which breaks
forward slightly distinguished by quoins, double span slate roof, coped verges, overhanging eaves, soffit board, hipped
rear span, rendered stacks gable end and centre of kitchen wing left. Plan: "U"-plan, central parallel range with
sevice wings, kitchens left, stables right. 2 storeys, 2:1:2:1:2 bays; circular opening in tympanum, 8 pane sash
windows below flanked by 12 pane sash windows and two 4 pane sash windows in lower, independently roofed service wings,
unlit gable ends, groundfloor tripartite 12 pane sash windows, central ashlar Ham stone pilaster doorcase, pedimented
centre breaks forward slightly, 9 pane door, 3 pane side lights. 5 bay garden front, 12 pane sash windows, service
gable ends lit. Interior not viewed, said to contain neo-classical decoration in the Grecian style. The parsonage was
demolished circa 1797 when the village of Nettlecombe was removed from the vicinity of Nettlecombe Court by Sir John
Treveylan who presumably erected Combe for his son, Walter, the incumbent. It ceased to be the rectory in 1922. (VCH
Somerset, vol 5, forthcoming).

Listing NGR: ST0543836586

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.