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Ammerdown House and Stables Now Known As Ammerdown Study Centre Ammerdown Study Centre, Kilmersdon

Description: Ammerdown House and Stables Now Known As Ammerdown Study Centre Ammerdown Study Centre

Grade: I
Date Listed: 11 March 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 267916

OS Grid Reference: ST7111552663
OS Grid Coordinates: 371115, 152663
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2724, -2.4154

Location: Kilmersdon, Somerset BA3 5SH

Locality: Kilmersdon
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA3 5SH

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Listing Text

6/133 Ammerdown House and stables now
known as Ammerdown Study Centre

Country house and stables with adjacent formal gardens in emparked landscape; stables converted to study centre. 1788
by James Wyatt for Thomas Samuel Jolliffe; enlarged in conforming style 1857 by Manners and Gill and 1877; further
alteration to west front of 1901, possibly by Sir Edwin Lutyens; stables much altered with considerable non-conforming
additions after 1971. Bath stone ashlar. Rectangular on plan with service wing and stables to north. Classical style in
the Wyatt idiom. South front probably the least altered, 3 storeys, windows of decreasing size, 1:5:1 bays, those to
each side projecting slightly with blind apertures; high rusticated ground floor with Venetian windows in large
semi-circular headed arches; first floor band; upper windows in moulded stone architraves, on first floor with
cornices, dividing plain pilasters and pilasters at the angels; entablature, cornice and parapet with coping; all
window openings with sashes with glazing bars. Entrance front to west in conforming style; 3 bays, paired pilasters;
single-storeyed porch to north-west corner, an addition of 1877, contemporary the smoking room to north attached to
entrance to former stable yard by 2-storeyed service wing, 3-storeyed tower; entrance to stable yard through
semi-circular head archway, triangular pediment over with arms in relief to tympanum, paired wood and wrought- iron
gates. Range of former stables at rear. Interior of house with many fine features. (Country Life, Feb 16, and March 2,

Listing NGR: ST7111552663

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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