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Maunsel House, North Petherton

Description: Maunsel House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 March 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 269371

OS Grid Reference: ST3044530036
OS Grid Coordinates: 330445, 130036
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0654, -2.9940

Location: North Petherton, Somerset TA7 0BU

Locality: North Petherton
Local Authority: Sedgemoor District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA7 0BU

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Listing Text

In the entry for NORTH PETHERTON

The building shall be upgraded and the description amended to read:

ST 33 SW St Micheal Church
Maunsel House


House. Late C.14 or early C.15, later C.15, C.16, early C.17, late C.18;
1827-8 by Richard Carver for General Slade; and late C.19. Rubble with some
render, freestone dressing; tile and fishscale roofs. Irregular plan: late
C.14 or early C.15 open hall facing east (now 2 storeys with attic and 4
1st-floor windows); to its left, later C.15 3-bay addition (now 2 storeys
with attic), to the right C.18 3-bay addition of 2 storeys and attic, 2 bays
deep; 2-storey C.16 addition to rear of left-hand C.15 block; 3-storey C.17
addition to rear of central hall; C.19 addition to rear of C.18 block and
in free Gothic style. Entrance (east) elevation; panelled door in gabled
Gothic porch. Central and right-hand blocks have sashes with glazing bars,
some with margin-lights; to 1st floor of central block three 2-light leaded
iron casements, two with stone mullions; these windows all in dressed stone
quoined surrounds with hoodmoulds; four flat-roofed casement domers; tra-
ces of blocked former windows. Left-hand block: 2-light stone mullioned
window with cusped lights and iron saddle and stanchion bars to ground floor
right; above it a flat-arched, small-pane, 3-light window; a blocked window
to each floor of left bay. Roof has coped verges with bases for finials,
2 with iron finials inscribed: "A.S." and "T.B 1703" (previous list description);
arcaded wooden bellcote to C.19 addition with pyramidal lead roof and iron
finial inscribed, "1862" (previous list description). Brick and ashlar stacks
with moulded freestone caps, one a C.17 addition original and having triple
diagonally-set flues. Rear: features of note include a 3-light, hollow-moulded
mullion window to each floor on right; a moulded cross-window to centre in
later Gothick storeyed porch and another with hoodmould to left (C.17) bay.

Interior: the C.16 south-west block has a basket-arched doorway on ground
floor, coffered ceiling with large-scantling beams with ogee-moulded arrises,
in the first floor room a C.17 stone fireplace and moulded panelling with
cornice, C.18 panelled doors. C.17 part has moulded panelling to 1st-floor
room with fine fireplace surround having fluted Ionic pilasters, over-mantel
panels and elaborate cornices; heavily-moulded coffered ceiling. Bathroom
next to this room has late-C.19 bath with upright "shower" unit. In. C15
left-hand block, 3 wooden spiral stairs from 1st floor to attic, one rising
against the former end-wall of the open hall which has a window with wood
mullions and stanchions; in the attic principal rafter roof trusses. The
hall itself has a later C.16 or early C.17 1st-floor corner fireplace and
panelling in bathroom which has late C.19 bath with lid; on the attic floor
fine medieval roof with 6 closely-spaced, moulded, arch-braced trusses with
short V struts, 2 tiers of Chamfered and cusped arched windbraces and moulded
butt purlins. The stair is C.18, with turned balusters. The C.18 part has
good fireplaces and in the north-east room full-height pilasters and elaborate
frieze and cornice.



8/109 Maunsel House



Country house. Medieval origin. C18 work and additions and alterations in 1827-8 by Richard Carver for Slade family,
also late C19 additions. Rubble with some render, freestone dressings, tile and fishscale tile roofs, coped verges with
bases for finials, 2 with iron pennants inscribed:- "A.S." and "T.B. 1703", arcaded wooden bellcote with a pyramidal
lead roof with iron pennant inscribed:- "1862", some brick and some ashlar stacks with moulded freestone caps.
Irregular plan; C19 portions in free Gothic style. Entrance frontage of 2 storeys and attic, 2:4:3 bays; sash windows
with glazing bars, some with marginal lights; 4 windows on first floor with iron casements and leaded lights, 2 with
stone dividing mullions; C16 two-light stone-mullioned window to left bay on ground floor, each light with a cusped
head, iron saddle and stanchion bars; 4 box dormers with casements to attic; majority of windows in dressed stone
surrounds with labels. Door opening in a single storey Gothick porch, 4-centred arch door opening, panelled door. This
elevation with traces of early blocked windows. Interior with panelled doors; 3 C18 chimneypieces; panelled room;
ornamental plasterwork; further lesser features; arch braced roof with windbraces.

Listing NGR: ST3044530036

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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