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Hutton Court, Hutton

Description: Hutton Court

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 February 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 33618

OS Grid Reference: ST3529358588
OS Grid Coordinates: 335293, 158588
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3227, -2.9300

Location: Hutton, North Somerset BS24 9SN

Locality: Hutton
County: North Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BS24 9SN

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Listing Text


5/9 Hutton Court
G.V. II*

Former manor house, now hotel and restaurant. Late C15 - C20. Coursed rubble,
freestone dressings, slate and double roman tile roofs, lead. Hall, tower over
former porch, inner rooms, later west and north wings, much reworked east wing
closes courtyard, now filled with C20 kitchen. Garden front (south): 1, 2 and
3 storeys, 6 windows, all glazing bar sashes with upper row gothick tracery,
under dripmoulds, those to tower have thicker glazing bars, windows to east are
paired; dominated by now central 4 storey battlemented tower, 2 windows to left
in return of west facade under parapet and between rusticated pilasters,
2 windows to hall to right flank gothick doorway, at right first floor are
remains of a 2-light round headed window; most of hall now concealed by C20
conservatory which reuses C19 cast iron cambered casements and stained glass.
Tower has a weighty string below battlements, at east and west are single round
headed lights, at north east corner there is a polygonal stair turret rising
above main tower, chimneys of west wing also rise above battlements. West, now
entrance, front: 2 storeys, 5 windows plus one to left in gable of north wing;
early C18 reworking of C17 wing, altered again C19; central C19 square headed
porch with ornate finials and arms, all windows, in architraves with keystones,
have lost glazing bars and are now 2-pane, rusticated pilasters, moulded cornice,
parapet, hipped roof; coped gable to left has C20 porch and plain single lights.
North elevation: 2 storeys, 6 windows, much altered, however one ground floor
and 3 first floor windows are 4-light ovolo moulded mullions, 2 retain cames and
stays, remaining windows are 3-light C19 casements except one C20 top hung
casement at far right; C20 glazed entrance off centre right. East elevation:
central block has 2 storeys, 2 windows and is flanked by the gables of north and
south ranges with one window each; centre has glazing bar sashes but entrance is
a plain chamfered four-centered arch; gable to south has plain plank door under
a relieving arch, one glazing bar sash above and at the attic a single light with
chamfered surround; gable to north has only C19 pitched roof bay. Interior:
the hall has an arch braced collar beam roof with intermediate trusses resting
on lower purlins, the space between which and the wall plate is decorated with
tracery panels, a lateral fireplace has a moulded four centered surround, there
is a blocked 2-centered arch to the room to the east which has very deep chamfered
beams; the tower has a very wide newel staircase from ground to first floor,
there is a laver in a nodding niche at the base of the newel which has plinth and
cap, at first floor there are 2 plain chamfered four-centered arch doorways, one
leads to the west range, the other to a reverse winder which climbs the remaining
floors; the first floor room has C17 panelling. In the west range the left
ground floor room has C18 panelling with dentilled cornice, room to right, intact
gothick, has a copy moulded framed ceiling ogee headed door and frame, panelled
dado, marble ogee head and frame fireplace under timber mantle; at first floor
is a C17 panelled bedroom with strapwork frieze with dentils above, there is a
C16 depressed arch, hollow and roll moulded fireplace with C17 timber surround
and tripartite overmantle with caryatids and atlantides bearing grotesque
capitals. The north range has stop chamfered beams and two four centered arch
doorways, at first floor a C20 staircase and partition divide a C17 panelled room
with frieze and small fire surround; at east is a framed truss and, almost at
east gable, a hammer beam truss. Source: Commander E.H.D. Williams, Report of
the Somerset V.A.G., 1980.

Listing NGR: ST3529358588

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Source: English Heritage

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