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Gatehouse, Cothelstone Manor, Cothelstone

Description: Gatehouse, Cothelstone Manor

Grade: I
Date Listed: 25 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 270296

OS Grid Reference: ST1816831768
OS Grid Coordinates: 318168, 131768
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0794, -3.1695

Locality: Cothelstone
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA4 3DS

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Listing Text


3/85 Gatehouse, Cothelstone Manor



Gatehouse. Mid C16. Coursed squared red sandstone with white limestone
dressings, random rubble plinth and random rubble return elevations, flat
roofs, asbestos covered ashlar stacks. Central tower projecting half a
storey above flanking wings. 2-storeys, 1:1:1 bays, central crenellated
tower with blind round headed niche resting on string course, corbelled
out shouldered support to plain frieze, recessed centre, oval eye slits
at second floor above 4-centred moulded arch. Wings breaking forward,
first floor 4-light mullions of the tripartite baluster type as used in
the Manor (qv) itself and throughout the gatehouse, below string course
with shell headed niches flanked by glazed openings on ground floor.
Inside gateway, arched doorways with round headed niches and incomplete
string courses where double doors, missing, were rebated. 2 storey
buildings on either side, now without ceilings, have winder stairs in
projecting turrets with first floor depressed 4-centred arched
fireplaces set in square frames with tablets above and moulded jambs;
left-hand one partially decayed. Right-hand block contains single
storey rendered partition with 4-centred arch opening. Rear elevation
has 3-light mullions in tower and wings.
A beguiling and unusual mixture of architectural elements in a building
almost unaltered since the C16.
(Country Life Jan 11 1908, photographs NMR).

Listing NGR: ST1816831768

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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