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Clevedon Court, Clevedon

Description: Clevedon Court

Grade: I
Date Listed: 5 April 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 33130

OS Grid Reference: ST4225971573
OS Grid Coordinates: 342259, 171573
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4402, -2.8321

Location: B3130, Clevedon, North Somerset BS21 6QU

Locality: Clevedon
County: North Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BS21 6QU

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Listing Text

(North Side)
Clevedon Court
ST 47 SW 3/1 5.4.52.
Built by Sir John de Clevedon who died in 1336. Clevedon Court has been described
as one of the most valuable relics of early domestic architecture in England.
Alterations and additions include a new west wing by John Wake about 1570. Further
alterations after 1717. The west front rebuilt 176l-88 and again 1862. Rebuilding
after a fire in 1882 was achieved by the architect, C E Davis. The centre of
the present south front belongs to the original house. 2 storey buttressed porch
with plain parapet to right. Pointed moulded archway with portcullis. 2 storey
projecting chapel range with original ogee reticulated tracery to left. The
medieval hall with part of the original screens passage arrangement (entrances
to kitchen, buttery etc) survives behind the 2 projecting blocks. The great
hall window between these blocks is now in Tudor style but evidence of an earlier
pointed arch with tracery exists above. The rest of the south front has gabled
ranges in Elizabethan style with stone mullioned and transomed windows. Top
storey windows in gables have pediments containing carved heads, finials above.
Gable end on far right (ie to east) of front is in plain vernacular style with
large chimney breast and paired diagonal stacks. Finials to sided of gable.
To rear of east range is attached a further tall gabled wing. Various gabled
ranges including kitchens and a 2-storey porch attached to rear elevation. Excellent
interior of the main building periods.

Clevedon Court and all listed ancillary buildings at Clevedon Court (including
the boundary walls) form a group.

Listing NGR: ST4225571572

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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