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Chipley Park and Wall Abutting South East Corner with Gatepier, Nynehead

Description: Chipley Park and Wall Abutting South East Corner with Gatepier

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 271003

OS Grid Reference: ST1168523754
OS Grid Coordinates: 311685, 123754
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0064, -3.2601

Location: Nynehead, Somerset TA21 0QU

Locality: Nynehead
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA21 0QU

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Listing Text

4/61 Chipley Park and wall abutting
south-east corner with gatepier
Stables of Chipley Park, (original house demolished), now dwelling. Late C17-early C18,
converted to dwelling C20. Red brick, Flemish bond, red sandstone random rubble plinth,
moulded ashlar dado, flat brick continuous string course, hipped slate roofs, coped
verges to gables, brick stacks in end 2 bays left, and rising from eaves right. Plan:
stable range facing south, originally entered on north front, rebuilt and extended C20
with detached carriageway east end linked by C20 brick gallery, wall with gatepiers
at south-east corner. One and a half storeys, 2 gabled bays left,5-bay centre, gabled
end bay right, first floor corridor linking one bay beyond gabled dormers centre, early
C18 leaded in second gable end left, loft door with C20 window centre end bay left,
three C20 casements flanking central inserted doorway with keystone and half glazed C20
door; end bay right partly rebuilt, blocked gable end opening, window opening left,
extensively rebuilt in C20 at rear. Interior not seen. Red brick, Flemish bond wall with
clay tile coping about 20m in length swept down to square gatepier, moulded brick cap
plinth and bell finial,semi-circular headed doorway to walled garden, hood mould
additions with imported face terminal of king and queen. The original house abutted to
the south-west with the walled garden (qv) behind. The 1840 tithe map shows that the
east front was enclosed by walls with gatepiers of which the above remains. The house
was probably built by Edward Clarke, a friend of the philosopher John Locke, at it
descended by marriage to the Sandfords of Nynehead Court (qv). The house was apparently
demolished in the late C19. It does not appear in Escott's photograph of the present
house c1910.(Escott, Somerset: Historical, Descriptive, 1910)

Listing NGR: ST1168523754

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Source: English Heritage

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