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Edington House, Edington

Description: Edington House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 March 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 269482

OS Grid Reference: ST3853839610
OS Grid Coordinates: 338538, 139610
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1524, -2.8801

Locality: Edington
Local Authority: Sedgemoor District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA7 9JS

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Listing Text

9/41 Edington House

Small country house. Original farmhouse wing at rear facing road of c1640, main
portion at right-angles to road added 1780, further wing to east of 1810.
Coursed and squared rubble, freestone dressings, double-Roman tile roofs,
squared rubble and brick stacks, mostly renewed. L-plan; Classical. Main
front of 2 storeys, 1:1:1 bays, first and third broad and padimented, rusticated
alternating ashlar quoins at corners and between the bay sets, parapet with a
coping overall and stone eagle, ball finials at each corner, some missing; first
floor band; 12-pane sash windows, voussoirs, keys. Elevated central door opening,
transom light with ornamental glazing bars, 6-panelled door, stone triangular
pediment on brackets; 6 stone steps up to door with half round nosings,
decorative wrought-iron handrail to each side. Two bay addition of 1810 set back
on left, conforming style; quoins, cornice, parapet with coping, ball finial at
corner; large 9-pane sash windows on first floor, larger 12-pane sash windows on
ground floor. Set back to extreme left a niche re-sited late C20, segmental
headed broad opening with rusticated voussoirs, behind a semi-circular niche
with domed ceiling, above 2 obelisk finials. Wing at right-angles to rear of 2
storeys and attic, 3-bays; 2,3, and 4-light mullioned and transomed casements,
cambered heads with voussoirs; glazing bars, 3 with inset iron casements and
leaded lights; attic with 2 gabled dormers. Central door opening, studded plank
door, transom light with glazing bars, flathood with edge moulding and lead
capping on scrolled console brackets. Richly fitted late C18 and early C19 interior
with high quality panelling, chimney-pieces, staircase, ornamental plasterwork,
cupboards and doors, particularly to the 3 principal reception rooms; coved
ceiling to first floor of 1810 wing. Large stone eagle to centre of parapet of
main block probably added this century. (Pevsner, Buildings of England, South
and West Somerset 1958).

Listing NGR: ST3853839610

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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