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The Gatehouse, Baltonsborough

Description: The Gatehouse

Grade: I
Date Listed: 22 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 267492

OS Grid Reference: ST5363734712
OS Grid Coordinates: 353637, 134712
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1098, -2.6636

Location: W Town Lane, Baltonsborough, Somerset BA6 8RJ

Locality: Baltonsborough
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA6 8RJ

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Listing Text


9/18 The Gatehouse


- I

House. Cl6, C17, some C19 and minor C20 alterations. Coursed and squared lias rubble, thatched roofs, 4 rendered
stacks, irregular height to ridge and eaves. Three unit and cross passage plan with later wing to each side forming
U-shaped frontage. Two storeys, 1:2:1 bays, 2, 3 and 4-light reserved chamfer stone mullioned windows, that to ground
floor of centre 2 bays with a transom; iron stanchions, iron casements, leaded lights. Three-light ovolo moulded wooden
mullioned window to left of the first floor of centre 2 bays; reproduction 2-light window to right return of left wing;
blank 2-light opening to gable face of right wing; right gable blank. Central door opening, moulded surround with a 4
centred head, reproduction ribbed and studded door; elaborate gabled and benched porch with an ashlar frontage, door
opening in a moulded surround, flanking Ionic pilasters carrying a fluted frieze with acanthus decoration and
triangular pediment; gable with a coping and a ball finial. Four bay rear elevation with irregular fenestration, one, 3
and 4-light moulded stone mullioned windows, one with a transom; 2 reproduction 2 and 3-light wooden mullioned windows.
Central door opening in a moulded surround with a flat pointed head; reproduction ribbed and studded door with glazed
panel; porch with outer door opening in a moulded stone surround with a depressed arch head, frieze, cornice, and
pediment with raised lettering:- "1637". Projecting stack to left with a concrete block capping. Salient interior
feature the fireplace to left of ground floor; moulded dressed stone surround, pilasters to each side, initials:-"RA"
and "RW", elaborately moulded cornice, triangular pediment with lozenge panel with initials:- "RA", finial over with
blank shield and fleur-de-lis. Roof of cruck construction with some smoke blackening, probably indicating the existence
of a former open hall. It is postulated that the C17 work was executed for a Richard Walton. The title Gatehouse does
not appear to have any historical attachment. (Pevsner N, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST5363734712

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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