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Court House

A Grade II Listed Building in Long Sutton, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0306 / 51°1'50"N

Longitude: -2.7617 / 2°45'42"W

OS Eastings: 346679

OS Northings: 125972

OS Grid: ST466259

Mapcode National: GBR MH.HB5B

Mapcode Global: FRA 563D.7X1

Entry Name: Court House

Listing Date: 17 April 1959

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1056597

English Heritage Legacy ID: 263243

Location: Long Sutton, South Somerset, Somerset, TA10

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Long Sutton

Built-Up Area: Long Sutton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

12/177 Court House

Detached house. C14 origins, C15 and C17 work, restored 1932. Local lias stone roughtly cut and squared, Ham stone
dressings; clay pantiled roof over stone slate base courses between coped gables, gabletted finials to north and west;
stone chimney stacks. 'T' plan with additions. south east elevation of 2 storeys, 5 bays, with single-storey projecting
porch to bay 3. Hollow chamfer mullioned windows with 4-centre arched light, some leaded, mostly with square labels;
bay 1 has 3-lights to both levels, bay 2 has 2-light windows; upper bay 3 is 3-light set higher; bay 4 has a 2-light
above, the window below now blocked; lower bay 5 has a 3-light small pane casement window of earlier C20: the porch,
probably C17, has a coped gable with gabletted finial, and an open semi-circular headed archway with moulded imposts,
keystone and semi-circular label, a C15 board and strip door being set inside in a cambered arched doorway. The north
west elevation has a projecting 2-storey porch in centre with angled corner buttresses, but the doorway is now blocked,
although a pointed relieving arch remains; above is a 2-light mullioned window; another mullioned window lower bay 1, a
projecting chimney breast with plain gable bay 2; other windows are C18 type leaded casements with iron opening lights.
The north east elevation has a 4-light mullioned window at first floor level, with squared label stepped over a small
plaque inscribed "Thomas Spigurnell, Gent, 1658", and a matching 2-light window above. The south east elevation has a
C20 French door and a casement with iron opening lights, under an old timber lintol/frame member, and right of these an
early casement of 7 lights, with square uprights close together, set diagonally; at first floor level a small stair
light and a blocked attic window in gable. Inside, the house of two distinct halves; the southern apparently always
2-storyed, the south east wall possibly timber framed; central cross passage, with timber doorway into north west
porch, south east doorway blocked by C17 staircase-probably Spigurnell in 1658: the northern half the Hall proper,
itself now with inserted floor; below a room with square-headed moulded fireplace in north west wall; in chamber above
an open smoke-blackened roof, part repaired; 3 main bays divided by arched-braced collar-bear trusses with raised
base-cruck principals, with intermediate braced crown-post trusses, curved windbraces; at southern end a plank and
muntin partition at high level screening remainder of roof, and in north west wall two cambered arched fireplaces and
alongside, into room over porch, a framed boarded door possibly C16; this room has curved collar truss roof of 2 bays,
internal iron bars to its 2-light window; in passage above through passage a moulded boarded partition with 9-panel
floor, probably C17. Representing the farm house of the Sutton St. Cleers Manor, there appears to be no direct evidence
for the name Court House; badly deteriorated, it was restored by the Clark family, the shoe-makers of Street, and
vested in a Quaker Trust in 1932 (VCH Vol III, 1974; VAG Report, SRO Unpublished, 1976).

Listing NGR: ST4667925972

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