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Cothelstone Manor, Cothelstone

Description: Cothelstone Manor

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 270297

OS Grid Reference: ST1814531800
OS Grid Coordinates: 318145, 131800
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0797, -3.1699

Location: Cothelstone Road, Cothelstone, Somerset TA4 3DS

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

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Listing Text


3/86 Cothelstone Manor



Incorrectly marked on OS map as Cothelstone Farm formerly Manor House.
Manor House. Mid C16, largely demolished 1646 and rebuilt 1855-6. Squared
coursed red sandstone with white limestone dressings, tiled roof, coped
gabled wings, ashlar stacks and large external stack on left return
"U"-plan. 2 storeys, 1:2:1 bays; 5-light mullion windows to right of
entrance in central block, 7-light in gabled wings groundfloor, string
course, above paired 2-light mullions under hood moulds with blind
niches in gable ends. Central block has pair of 3-light mullions
projecting through the eaves with gabled tops carrying ball finials on
the kneelers with coronets at apices similar to gabled wings. All the
mullions are of the tripartite baluster type unique to Cothelstone.
Groundfloor windows have oval leaded panes, those above are diamond
shaped. Main block and inner return walls of wings have unusual
tapering buttresses set on moulded plinths with carved design set on
imposts. Similar reduced versions with ball finials and partially
twisted shafts flank the 4-centred arch entrance surmounted by an
elaborate coat of arms. Mid C19 internal porch with arched doorway to
right. Rain water head inscribed EJE 1856. Interior: all appears to
date from the mid C19. After the destruction of the Civil War only the
left-hand wing and ground floor of the central block remained. The
house was re-roofed and restored by E.J. Esdaile 1855-6.
(B. Stawell, History of a Quantock Family, 1910; Country Life, Jan 11,
1908, SANHS Proceedings, vol 44, 1898, vol 54, 1908; photographs NMR).

Listing NGR: ST1814531800

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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