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The Grange and East Boundary Wall, Kingston St Mary

Description: The Grange and East Boundary Wall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 May 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 270629

OS Grid Reference: ST2223729476
OS Grid Coordinates: 322237, 129476
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0593, -3.1110

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

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Listing Text


12/118 The Grange and East boundary wall


House, now old people's home. Circa 1862, possibley incorporating part of earlier dwelling, altered late C20. By Sir
George Gilbert Scott for Mr Steele Perkins. dressed Ham Stone with red sandstone for polychrome decortation in
relieving arches, patterned asbestos rood to garden front plain clay tiles on entrance front, overhanging eaves with
sprokets, coped verges, external stepped stacks. 'T'-plan with tower at juncton on entrance front. Long garden front
(South): 2 and a half storey gabled bay left, large lateral Stack, 2 bays right, large external stepped stack on right
return, recessed lower 2 storey wing with 2 gabled dormers; first floor 2-, 3-, and 4--light mullioned windows under
polychrome relieving arches, ground floor end left 5-light mullioned window with 2 centred arch heads, flat roofed
5-light mullioned bay with pilasters carring frieze insert with coloured C19 tiles, pointed arch doorway in recessed
wing with stairlight and canted 2-light bay right. Attached 2-bay flat roofed ashlar conservatory in the classical
style with 4 bay return. Entrance forecourt catslide roof over 5 bay wooden verandah left, central 3-stage tower with
pyramid roof, some C20 fenestration and some original many-paned-lights, 2 storeys to right fronted by single storey
many bay glazed loggia with trefoil headed bays on random rubble plinth, West front altered, C20 additions not
included. Boundary wall abutting East gable end running for about 205m terminating with moulded depressed 4 centred
arch doorway at Southern end. Red sandstone random rubble wall, about 1.5m high, irregular coping. The doorway is
possibley C15 but the stops and plinth of the jambs are C19. The house is said to incorporate materials from the
demolished church of St Mary Magdalene, Taunton (QV), rebuilt in replica by B. Ferrey and Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in
1862. an external inspection of the building did not reveal and medieval elements, apart perhaps from the aforementioned
doorway. the house became an old people's home in the l970's (1.S Gale, The Parish Church of Kingston St Mary,

Listing NGR: ST2223729476

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Source: English Heritage

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