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Cricket Court, and Attached Balustraded Walling Around Basement Areas

A Grade II* Listed Building in Knowle St. Giles, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8987 / 50°53'55"N

Longitude: -2.9113 / 2°54'40"W

OS Eastings: 336011

OS Northings: 111414

OS Grid: ST360114

Mapcode National: GBR M9.RN89

Mapcode Global: FRA 46SQ.PM2

Entry Name: Cricket Court, and Attached Balustraded Walling Around Basement Areas

Listing Date: 4 February 1958

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1056158

English Heritage Legacy ID: 262182

Location: Knowle St. Giles, South Somerset, Somerset, TA19

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Knowle St. Giles

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Cricket Malherbie with Knowle St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Listing Text

KNOWLE ST GILES CP CRICKET LANE (west side, off)
ST31SE
CRICKET MALHERBIE
2/56 Cricket Court, and attached
balustraded walling around
basement areas
4.2.58
GV II*

Country house. Erected 1811 for Admiral Pitt, possibly modified in late C19. Local stone some rendered and
colourwashed, flint panels. Ham stone ashlar dressings; hipped elevation of 4 bays, the basement concealed by
earthworks. Rusticated quoins; ground floor windows large 20-pane sashes with eared and heeled architraves and aetope
friezes over bays 1 2 and 4, above which is a cornice carrying a wrought iron balcony at first floor level, the
windows at this level being casements with timber pediments: to bay 3 a pair of flush-panelled doors in Egyptian style
battered architrave, protected by projecting portico, up 11 steps, with 4 Tuscan columns and matching pilasters, full
entablature and pediment, and added roof over: the entrance stair flanked by balustraded walling which extends
serpentine fashion around the basement areas surrounding the house: basement windows 8-liqht segmental-arched. North
elevation 3 bays and west 4 bays, with marjined French doors below end above, the upper windows cutting through
cornice, 2-bays of each elevation being set in segmental curve. Interior not accessible. A highly eccentric design,
quite possibly by Pitt himself: fragments of a C16 house preceeding this said to survive, (Pevsner, N, Buildings of
England, South and West Somerset, 1958).


Listing NGR: ST3601111414

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