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Gaulden Manor, Tolland

Description: Gaulden Manor

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 270125

OS Grid Reference: ST1108431359
OS Grid Coordinates: 311084, 131359
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0746, -3.2705

Location: Tolland, Somerset TA4 3PN

Locality: Tolland
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA4 3PN

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Listing Text


2/49 Gaulden Manor
(Previously listed as Gaulden

- II*

House. C16 with C17 alterations. Red sandstone random rubble masonry, part
rendered, slate roof, brick stacks. 2 storeys, main block gabled porch with hall
to right, longer, lower service wing to left with catslide roof over outer bay.
Irregularly placed fenestration, right 3-light mullioned window, first floor,
six light below, four light in porch gable with pair of 3 light mullions 1st
floor left, ground floor 4 light with ovolo mouldings. Square headed moulded
door frame to porch with fine C16 12-panel framed door inside. Interior: the
feature of this house is the exuberant plaster decoration of circa 1660. Hall, 3
moulded ceiling panels. Centre with pendant, outer with proverbs, figures, and
floral decoration, frieze with scenes from the Old Testament, overmantel with
figures flanking coats of arms and strapwork. 4-centred arch fireplace, to right
C17 carved partition separates the "Chapel" with moulded ceiling compartments
and frieze of Raphaelesque strapwork. Plasterwork overmantel in Great Chamber
upstairs, 4-centred arch fireplace, coved ceiling. Jacobean dog-leg staircase.
(Country Life, p 252-8, September 9, 1933; SANHS Proceedings, p 70-87 XXIII; p
113-4 No 116).

Listing NGR: ST1108431359

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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