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Chelvey Court and Bridge to the East and 2 Outbuildings to the South West, Brockley

Description: Chelvey Court and Bridge to the East and 2 Outbuildings to the South West

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 March 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 33445

OS Grid Reference: ST4654968382
OS Grid Coordinates: 346549, 168382
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4119, -2.7699

Location: Chelvey Road, Brockley, North Somerset BS48 4AA

Locality: Brockley
County: North Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BS48 4AA

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Listing Text

ST 46 NE BROCKLEY CHELVEY (north side)

6/53 Chelvey Court and Bridge to the
east and 2 Outbuildings to the
G.V. south-west - -


Large manor or court house. Circa 1618 to 1660 for Edward and John Tynte;
altered (the south part demolished) in 1805. Coursed rubble with freestone
dressings, pantiled roof, hipped at south end behind a coped parapet. L-plan
with north wing. 3 storeys and attics. East elevation. 4 bays: 2-light
casement windows, French windows on the ground floor; large central buttress
with off-sets (all 1805). To the left of the buttress on the ground floor is a
panelled door in a chamfered surround with a segmental head; moulded cornice on
brackets. On the first floor at the far left is a projecting, square ashlar
porch with an elaborate openwork balustrade; panelled door in moulded surround
with imposts and a depressed 4-centred head; frieze of roses; one twisted
column survives to the left; open segmental pediment with, in the tympanum, the
arms of John Tynte on a cartouche and flanked by bunches of fruit; the pediment
is flanked by tapering pilasters; all in a mannerist fashion. The porch is
reached by a single arched rubble bridge, approximately 3-4 yards long. North
elevation is irregular with 2 gables and a mixture of single, 2- and 3-light
casement windows with ovolo moulded mullions and under dripmoulds. The west
elevation is irregular of 5 bays with 2- and 3-light casement and cross windows
(some blocked) with ovolo moulded mullions and surrounds, under dripmoulds and
relieving arches. The outbuildings to the south-west consist of the remains of
a square, rubble tower with a single light window in a moulded surround; and an
adjoining building which has a chamfered doorway with a segmental head under a
dripstone, in the gable end. Interior. Throughout the building are fragments
of C17 panelling and doors. Ground floor: rear (west) living room (formerly a
kitchen) has a panelled fire surround with a 6-row spit rack above, against the
south wall is a bench table with a moulded cornice and resting on chamfered,
square uprights; the central front (east) room has a moulded ashlar fire surround
with a 4-centred head and an arched ashlar doorway with a keystone and imposts,
large studded and panelled door. First floor: the inner door is panelled and
has a moulded surround with a 4-centred head; the Blue- Room (centre east) has
grained and painted panelling with a bead and reel edging which retains traces
of gilding, large painted ashlar fireplace with a 4-centred head, a frieze of
strapwork, lozenges within squares and circles, a dentilled cornice on brackets
and an overmantel bearing the Tynte and Gorges arms; to the right (north) of the
Blue Room is a bedroom which has panelled surrounds to the windows, as in the
Blue Room but now overpainted, a central oval ceiling panel which is embellished
with foliage and painted and gilded,and an ashlar fireplace with a moulded
surround and a 4-centred head. The top floor has 2 further, similar fireplaces,
some panelled doors and a coved cornice in one room. Large open well staircase
rises through the 3 floors: turned balusters moulded closed string and moulded
handrails, panelled newel posts with ball finials; the ceiling has a large
plaster pendant ornamented with foliage and fruit and it is surrounded by a
ribbed rosette with flower and thistle motifs. (Country Life, 21.V.1910.
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England : North Somerset and Bristol, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST4654768382

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Source: English Heritage

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