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Manor Farmhouse with Attached Range of Outbuildings, Meare

Description: Manor Farmhouse with Attached Range of Outbuildings

Grade: I
Date Listed: 22 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 267769

OS Grid Reference: ST4556241744
OS Grid Coordinates: 345562, 141744
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1723, -2.7800

Location: St Mary's Road, Meare, Somerset BA6 9SR

Locality: Meare
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA6 9SR

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Listing Text


3/54 Manor Farmhouse with attached
range of outbuuildings
(previously listed as Old Manor
Farm and range of outbuildings)


Summer residence of The Abbots of Glastonbury, now farmhouse. C14 with C16 alterations, lesser C19 work. Coursed and
squared rubble; some stucco, particularly to front elevation, freestone dressings including quoins and eavesband, slate
roofs, that to West of front range hipped, coped verges on kneelers; ashlar stacks; that to right return corbelled out
from first floor, the moulded cap renewed; that to rear projecting and particularly tall with iron banding and a
moulded cap. L-plan, interior with former open hall; many Decorated features. Two storey, 1:1:3 bay frontage, 2, 3 and
4-light hollow-moulded stone-mullioned windows, except that to left of first floor chamfered, iron casements with
leaded lights; evidence of a blocked pointed-arch window to right of first floor, relieving arch; 2 further relieving
arches indicating the position of former similar windows; two 2-stage buttresses to right between the windows and angle
buttress to right return. Projecting 2 storey porch to second bay from left; front facing ogee gable with coping rising
to apex with finial in the form of a much weathered stone figure in robes and mitre; postulated as Abbot Richard
Whiting of Glastonbury. Narrow door opening to ground floor in a moulded dressed stone surround, plank door, strap
hinges. Two-light stone-mullioned window to first floor, leaded lights. Wing at right-angles to rear with several fine
large windows; inside elevation with 2 to first floor with pointed arches and head tracery, 2 lights; 2 flat-headed
2-light windows to ground floor, cusped lights; North end elevation in conforming style, taller window on first floor
with a transom; adjacent a 2-stage buttress; West elevation with blocked painted-arch door opening on first floor. Rear
elevation of main portion with 2 large blocked pointed-arch windows. Contiguous range of outbuildings to West of
frontage predominantly C18/Cl9 though incorporating remains of medieval fabric; central obtuse-moulded and pointed
stone door opening with Perpendicular mouldings to head and jambs, studded plant door; random rubble walling, double
Roman tile roof, further section with pantiles, some dressed quoins; single storey, 2 storey section with pyramidal
roof to left, 2 two-light windows; 2 storey section with 2 broad segmental-headed archways in dressed stone surrounds;
hay loft door set over, plank door; 4 further door openings, plank doors, 3 to left with segmental heads. Further
attached outbuildings at rear are not of special interest. Interior with great hall on first floor at rear, large
fireplace with stone hood, roof with remains of crucks set in wall; further large fireplace to ground floor; fireplace
with lintol with shields inset in quatrefoils; several pointed-arch door openings in stone surrounds; early C19
staircase; further lesser features.

Listing NGR: ST4555041744

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Source: English Heritage

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