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Court Farmhouse, Wookey

Description: Court Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 268186

OS Grid Reference: ST5180445714
OS Grid Coordinates: 351804, 145714
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2086, -2.6913

Location: Mary Brown Davis Lane, Wookey, Somerset BA5 1JZ

Locality: Wookey
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA5 1JZ

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There is also a scheduled monument, Bishop's Palace, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text


Court Farmhouse

Episcopal manor house, now farmhouse. Fragmentary C13 remains, C16 and C17 work, much altered C18 and again C19.
Roughcast, triple Roman tile roof with a crested ridge, coped verges, 3 brick stacks, 2 on ashlar and rubble bases, one
with exposed chimney breast. Much altered L-plan with a cross passage. Two storeys, main wing of 3 bays, C19 3-light
casements on first floor, two 3-light hollow-chamfered stone mullioned windows on ground floor, each light with a
2-centred head, incised spandrels, that to right with iron stanchion and saddle bars, that to left with a casement to
each light, some early glass remaining. Central door opening, 6-panelled door, fanlight with radiating glazing bars,
ashlar porch, semi-circular head outer door opening, key, cornice. Remains of a buttress to left of frontage. Narrow
projecting wing to right, 3 storeys, one window to each floor of inner face, 3-light moulded stone mullioned window on
first floor, iron casements with leaded lights, label; similar windows on ground floor except with mullions cut away
and a 3-light casement inserted; small leaded window on second floor. Two stage buttress to right. Blocked 4-centred
arch door opening to rear and the remains of a stair turret obscured by C19 lean-to. Salient interior feature the
2-centred archway to a former chapel, c1230, moulded head of 3 rolls, remains of one capital; further remains of
similar plainer doorway; moulded C16 ceiling beams; some C18 fittings. (Pevsner, Buildings of England, North Somerset
and Bristol, 1958; VAG Report, unpublished SRO, April 1983; Wood, C13 Domestic Architecture in England; Supplements
Archaeological Journal, CV, 1950).

Listing NGR: ST5180445714

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Source: English Heritage

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