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Description: Pyrland Hall
Date Listed: 25 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 270566
OS Grid Reference: ST2272027623
OS Grid Coordinates: 322720, 127623
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0427, -3.1037
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ST22NW CHEDDON FITZPAINE CP PYRLAND
5/57 Pyrland Hall
Country house, now boys preparatory school. Circa 1760 for Sir William Yea. Render grooved as ashlar over brick, Bath
stone dressings, brick service courtyard at rear, hipped slate roofs behind parapet, cavetto moulded cornice, flat band
string course, cyma recta moulded cornice to wings. Main block with projecting single storeys one room wings linked by
Ionic colonnade, service courtyard at rear. Neo-Classical style. 3 storeys, 5 bays, centre 3 break forward slightly
single bay, single storey projecting wings, second floor 4-pane sash windows centre, tripartite in outer bays, first
floor similar but sash windows without glazing bars, ground floor windows renewed C20, tripartile sash windows in outer
bays, 9-bay Ionic, Bath stone colonnade with dentil cornice and boarded soffit fronting 4 and 2-light mullioned and
transomed windows flanking central half glazed double door. Interior: hall, Ionic screen, dado and good plasterwork
cornices, imperial plan stick stair with cut string and inlaid mahogany handrail, plasterwork decoration to soffits in
Greek style, Venetian window on landing and decorative plasterwork to circular skylight; notable number of
original panelled doors, except those to headmaster's study and library in entrance hall; Adam-style plasterwork in
wings, right hand wing contains good marble chimney piece. The Yea estates were sold 1911 and the building was
sympathetically converted to school use circa 1953. (AJ Monday, The History of the Family of Yea, 1885).
Listing NGR: ST2272027623
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Source: English Heritage
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