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The Old Parsonage, Walton

Description: The Old Parsonage

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 267808

OS Grid Reference: ST4611236288
OS Grid Coordinates: 346112, 136288
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1233, -2.7714

Location: South Street, Walton, Somerset BA16 9QX

Locality: Walton
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA16 9QX

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Listing Text


5/100 Nos 67 and 67A
(The Old Parsonage)


Postulated as a monastic manor courthouse with an attached, though separate, house for the rector of Street, (Walton
once part of that Parish); now a single dwelling. C15 with much alteration, particularly virtually complete
refenestration c1940 with imported C15 features. Rubble with roughcast; freestone dressings; coped verges; C20 stacks,
predominantly brick. Two 2-storey rectangular ranges staggered and joined only at the angles where there is a vice;
each range with a former hall on first floor. Perpendicular. Two 3-light stone-mullioned windows on Eastern side are
original: each light with a cusped head, one window with a transom and stopped label; most of the other windows appear
re-set. north-west range with fine semi-octagonal bay window to North gable, 2-storeyed with a tripartite tile roof,
windows re-set. Two door openings to West, that to North range with a 2-centred moulded stone surround, directly
adjacent an identical second doorway now blocked, C20 porch; that to south-west range via a shallow porch with a door
opening in a moulded stone surround with a 4-centred head, moulded wooden inner doorframe with 4-centre head and carved
spandrels, again both the latter 2 doorways appearing imported. Many interior features of the 1940 restoration
including doors, doorways and probably all the fireplaces; the moulded ceiling to the South of the South range and the
moulded coffered ceiling (partially obscured) to the north range are undoutedly original. Roof to South with
arch-braced collar trusses; that to North with collar and tie-beam trusses. (Extract from the Terrier of the Glebe
Lands, 1621; W A Pantin, Medieval Archaeology, Volume 1, 1958; Pevsner N, Buildings of England, 1958; VAG Report,
undated, unpublished; D B Sumpster, D.o.E. report, 3 November 1977).

Listing NGR: ST4611236288

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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