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Park House, Mells

Description: Park House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 March 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 266792

OS Grid Reference: ST7132248682
OS Grid Coordinates: 371322, 148682
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2366, -2.4121

Location: Mells, Somerset BA11 3QH

Locality: Mells
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA11 3QH

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Listing Text


3/93 Park House
(previously listed as Park House
with adjoining out-buildings)


Country house. Circa 1925, incorporating service court of C18 house, by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Reginald McKenna. Bath
stone ashlar, coved eaves cornice, stone slate roof, 3 squared ashlar off ridge stacks. "U"-plan, mannerist classicism.
2-storeys and basement, 7-bays; corner Tuscan pilasters and plaster between each bay; sashes with glazing bars in
reveals with slightly emphasised keystones, around floor openings with moulded sills, openings on first floor have
rectangular block-like projections directly below them. Central door opening has moulded stone architrave incorporating
Gibbs surround, above pulvinated frieze, broken pediment with large projecting "key", three-quarter glazed door.
Returns of 4-bays. To rear, wings enclose cloistered quadrangle incorporating some retains of the earlier house;
elliptical headed archways on ground floor, above window openings, those to east blank; further door opening in Gibbs
surround, three-quarter glazed door. Interior has plasterwork, panelling, doors and fireplaces by Sir Herbert Jekyll.

Listing NGR: ST7132248682

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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