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The Old House, Milverton

Description: The Old House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 270449

OS Grid Reference: ST1222725880
OS Grid Coordinates: 312227, 125880
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0256, -3.2529

Location: Parsonage Lane, Milverton, Somerset TA4 1LR

Locality: Milverton
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA4 1LR

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Listing Text


11/238 The Old House
(formerly listed as The Parsonage
under General)



House. Late C15, early C16, extensively restored 1883. Red sandstone random rubble, Ham stone dressings, moulded plinth
only on facade of porch, right return and facade of hall to right, slate roof, coped verges. Original block faces
South, stair turret projection to North-east, C19 service wing to North-west fronting road and C18 brick addition to
East. One and a half storeys, irregularly placed fenestration (probably all late C19) Tudor arch hollow chamfer
mullions, ground floor 3-light to left of porch, one 3-light and one 4-light to right first floor only one 5-light in
gabled projection above hall. 2-storeys gabled porch, diagonal buttresses coping verges, moulded string course below
gable, original 2-light Tudor arch mullions with ferramenta,moulded arched opening. Innerdoor with moulded 4 centred
arch wooden door case below hood mould, decorated spandrels, dated 1480 in C19 hand. Interior: buttery to left of stone
flagged cross passage, hall to right, very high ceiling with 8 panel moulded compartment ceiling at dias end beside
oriel arch with decorative stone panels giving access to C18 addition. Both rooms have imported panelling, that in the
buttery, now dining room, reputedly originates from The Old Rectory, Combe Florey. Very small fireplace considering
size of room set in North wall, probably reset, with dog leg stair turret behind axial passage, moulded handrails, C16
pierced flat balusters, with 6 panel moulded compartment ceiling above. Upstairs barrel vaulted room that originally
ran the length of the house with partition over buttery end. This was the rectory house of the Archdeacon of Taunton
and remained church property until the mid C20. For further discussion of the possible dating and evolution of the
house. (VAG Report, unpublished SRO, December 1973).

Listing NGR: ST1222725880

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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