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Manor House, Pilton

Description: Manor House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 2 June 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 267638

OS Grid Reference: ST5954342178
OS Grid Coordinates: 359543, 142178
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1774, -2.5801

Location: West Compton Lane, Shepton Mallet BA4 4PB

Locality: Pilton
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA4 4PB

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Listing Text


4/164 Manor House
(Previously listed as Manor
Farmhouse including gatepiers to


(Incorrectly shown on OS map as Manor Farm). Manor house, C16, substantial C17 alterations, further later minor
alterations. Coursed and squared rubble, freestone dressings, triple Roman tile roof, coped verges with bases for
finials, one with an octagonal finial, one with an oblong sundial with a capping, 3 ashlar and a single large brick
stack, 2 on small projecting gables. Open hall house, later modified to a cross passage plan, further added wings. Two
storeys and attics, 1:1:1:1 bays, the first in a projecting wing under a front facing gable, second and fourth bays
with first floor windows under front facing gables. Two, 3 and 4-light ovolo moulded stone mullioned widows under
stopped labels; blank stone plaque in a moulded stone surround to extreme right gable face; 3-light mullioned window to
right to a basement, stopped label. Door opening to third bay from left in an eared and moulded stone architrave under
a label, C19 6-panelled door, top 2 panels glazed. Interior with a moulded cross beamed ceiling with rich ornamental
plasterwork; dog leg staircase with pierced pendants and caps to the newel posts. Many C17 2-panelled doors thoughout;
2 C17 fireplaces to first floor in dressed stone surrounds, one with a 4-centred head, one bolection moulded with a
cornice shelf. (VAG report, unpublished SRO, January 1984).

Listing NGR: ST5954342178

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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