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Tetton House and Terrace to Garden on South Front, Kingston St Mary

Description: Tetton House and Terrace to Garden on South Front

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 270616

OS Grid Reference: ST2079130456
OS Grid Coordinates: 320791, 130456
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0680, -3.1318

Location: Kingston St Mary, Somerset TA2 8JB

Locality: Kingston St Mary
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA2 8JB

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Listing Text


1/105 Tetton House and terrace to
garden on South front


Country house. Circa 1790 enlarged and mainly rebuilt 1924-6 by H.S Goodhart-Rendel for H M Herbert. Rendered over
rubble, stone roof behind shaped parapets, brick stack. Plan: entrance on East front through Georgian house enlarged
around courtyard with colonnaded South front, West front with semicircular bays. Regency Classical style. West front,
the most original 2 storeys with attic and semi-basement in left bay, outer bays with dentil moulded cornices and
thermal windows flanking hansard roof with 6 semicirular headed dormer windows, first floor full height outer
semicircular bays with parapet, swept up at centre, three 12-pane sash windows in outer bays, circular windows flanking
lead roofed 3-light bay with half draped caryatids, ground floor 15-pane sash windows right bay, left 9-pane sash
windows above semi-basement, centre lead roofed semicircular bay with paired pilasters and tripartite sash windows,
sash window and small window left, French window right. South front of 9 bays with pedimented centre and single storey
colonnade of fluted Doric columns, entrance on East front through pedimented porch, 6-panel raised and fielded door
with side lights. Interior: austere manipulation of Palladian detailing in courtyard, dramatic ashiar fronted stair
hall with deeply recessed soffits, 2 fine imported C18 marble fireplaces in South front rooms, now one rood, classical
plasterwork details in library on West front. (Photograph in NMR; Pevsner, Buildings of England, South and West
Somerset, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST2079130456

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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