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Vallis Manor House, Selwood

Description: Vallis Manor House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 November 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 267410

OS Grid Reference: ST7568849041
OS Grid Coordinates: 375688, 149041
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2400, -2.3496

Location: Frome, Somerset BA11 3JQ

Locality: Selwood
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA11 3JQ

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Listing Text


7/463 Vallis Manor House


Manor house, now divided. Late C15, for the Leversedge family, further east-west wing added in the C17 connecting the
hall and cross wing to a C15 outbuilding forming an L plan; substantial C20 alterations. Random rubble, hall to south
with one bay remaining of an arch-braced collar beam roof on plain stone corbels with windbraces, remainder of roof
missing; east-west block with a C20 concrete tile roof, 3 rebuilt rubble stacks. South frontage of 2 storeys 3:5 bays;
ogee-moulded stone-mullioned windows of 2 and 3-lights, stopped labels, those to first floor under 3 small gables, to
left 3 bays; right 5 bays with C20 concrete-mullioned windows; a 2 stage buttress with weathered offsets to left of
frontage and between third and fourth bays. Two door openings, plank door to right; gabled rubble porch to left, door
opening with a 4-centred lintel, a hollow niche to each side of the interior of the porch, low ashlar benches, each
with a shield in relief. Three-centred arch door opening in a chamfered stone surround to rear, plank door; small
window in a chamfered stone surround to its right. Hall situated at right angles to left, now mostly ruined; large
gabled wall remaining to east, 8 light chamfer moulded stone-mullioned window, mostly blocked, above it in the gable a
similarly moulded 2 light stone-mullioned window, to its right a 4-centred arch door opening in a chamfered stone
surround, the remains of an angled label over; to right of the door the remains of a projecting rubble stack and a
buttress with an offset. Fireplace in a moulded 4-centred stone surround to hall; similar reused fireplace in
east-west wing; 5 bay queen-post roof to the east end of this block (RCHM description).

Listing NGR: ST7568849041

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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