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Bratton Court, Minehead Without

Description: Bratton Court

Grade: I
Date Listed: 22 May 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 265365

OS Grid Reference: SS9460346291
OS Grid Coordinates: 294603, 146291
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2061, -3.5101

Location: Bratton Lane, Minehead Without, Somerset TA24 8SL

Locality: Minehead Without
Local Authority: West Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA24 8SL

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Listing Text


2/82 Bratton Court



Manor house, now farmhouse divided into 2 dwellings. C14 open hall, C15 solar hall, ceiled and enlarged C17,
extensively altered late C19-early C20. Rendered over rubble, slate roofs, coped verges, large lateral stack to left of
entrance, stone stack second bay right. T-plan, open hall house ceiled to 3 cell and cross passage lying north-south,
solar wing set at right angles to east, extended west. Main block; 2 storeys, all C19 3-light casements, one window bay
left of lateral stack, abutting gabled full height projection with one window, 2 window bays to right of entrance,
6-panelled raised and fielded door, rustic wooden porch. Set at right angles left solar wing, gable end masked by
linhay (qv) on north front re-entrant angle, irregularly placed fenestration, first floor left 2-light trefoil headed
mullioned window, pierced spandrels with foliage design visible on interior, lower mullions restored, C19 window right
with cusped head, similar 2-light to right, ground floor left mullioned and transomed trefoil headed window similar end
bay right. Rear elevation lateral stack with slate roofed bread oven projection, to left wing with 2-light ovolo
moulded mullioned window, 2 stone stacks rising from eaves. Interior: main block extensively altered, remains of aisle
post in wall to right of entrance, chamfered on one side and forming jamb of chamfered door frame to service end, now
much altered. Unusual octagonal aisle post with splayed plinth, impost and 4 curved braces at south end, upper storey
not seen, said to contain 7 pairs of arch braced collar beam trusses, smaoke blackened in roof space. Solar wing,
ground floor featureless, first floor 3 pairs of jointed cruck trusses one fully arch braced with cusped wind braces,
chamfered pointed arch opening in east gable end, unidentified opening to left, chamfered lintel to fireplace;
previously known as the chapel, but in fact the solar. (Photographs in NMR; VAG Report, unpublished SRO, parch

Listing NGR: SS9460346291

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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