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Welton Manor House, Midsomer Norton

Description: Welton Manor House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 December 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 31960

OS Grid Reference: ST6698855053
OS Grid Coordinates: 366988, 155053
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2936, -2.4748

Location: Millard's Hill, Norton-Radstock, Bath and North East Somerset BA3 2TL

Locality: Midsomer Norton
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA3 2TL

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Listing Text

Welton Manor House
ST 65 NE 1/12

Dated 1620, but altered and now modernised, and with C19 additions to rear.
Rubble with ashlar quoins. Modern concrete tile roof in front, old pantiles
to rear. Two storeys. Central tower porch, round headed entrance with moulded
surrounds and imposts, guilloche band round extrados and sides of opening.
Flat moulded cornice over on moulded stone brackets enclosing narrow rectangular
panel with raised letters "ANNO DOMINI 1620". Room above has round headed
window, fixed light with glazing bars in moulded surround. Two windows on
each floor, one each side of porch, 3 light glazing bar casements with stone
mullions (they appear to be modern replicas in enlarged openings). Coped verges
with modern chimneys. South return has 2 light mullion window and later glazed
door. North gable has 3 light mullioned stair window (possibly a C19 replica).
Two storey wing to south-east with 3 later sash windows and on ground floor
an original 3 light stone mullion casement with rectangular drip-mould. Two
gabled C19 additions to rear and 2 original windows also in a 2 storey catslide
extension (leaded casements, 3 lights, moulded stone mullions).
Interior: C18 stairs with ramped rail. First floor south-west room has most
unusual fireplace - fluted frieze to high corniced mantel. Supporting figures
with masks in socles below (unusual Renaissance detail). Achievement of arms
over. Origin untraceable but probably connected with Richard Mogg (who built
the Manor House at Farrington Gurney) see description in Parliamentary Survey
of 1650.

Listing NGR: ST6698855053

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Source: English Heritage

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