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Court Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wookey, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.2086 / 51°12'30"N

Longitude: -2.6913 / 2°41'28"W

OS Eastings: 351804

OS Northings: 145714

OS Grid: ST518457

Mapcode National: GBR ML.43ZB

Mapcode Global: VH89R.9WKC

Entry Name: Court Farmhouse

Listing Date: 22 November 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1058584

English Heritage Legacy ID: 268186

Location: Wookey, Mendip, Somerset, BA5

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Wookey

Built-Up Area: Wookey

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


Court Farmhouse

Episcopal manor house, now farmhouse. Fragmentary C13 remains, C16 and C17 work, much altered C18 and again C19.
Roughcast, triple Roman tile roof with a crested ridge, coped verges, 3 brick stacks, 2 on ashlar and rubble bases, one
with exposed chimney breast. Much altered L-plan with a cross passage. Two storeys, main wing of 3 bays, C19 3-light
casements on first floor, two 3-light hollow-chamfered stone mullioned windows on ground floor, each light with a
2-centred head, incised spandrels, that to right with iron stanchion and saddle bars, that to left with a casement to
each light, some early glass remaining. Central door opening, 6-panelled door, fanlight with radiating glazing bars,
ashlar porch, semi-circular head outer door opening, key, cornice. Remains of a buttress to left of frontage. Narrow
projecting wing to right, 3 storeys, one window to each floor of inner face, 3-light moulded stone mullioned window on
first floor, iron casements with leaded lights, label; similar windows on ground floor except with mullions cut away
and a 3-light casement inserted; small leaded window on second floor. Two stage buttress to right. Blocked 4-centred
arch door opening to rear and the remains of a stair turret obscured by C19 lean-to. Salient interior feature the
2-centred archway to a former chapel, c1230, moulded head of 3 rolls, remains of one capital; further remains of
similar plainer doorway; moulded C16 ceiling beams; some C18 fittings. (Pevsner, Buildings of England, North Somerset
and Bristol, 1958; VAG Report, unpublished SRO, April 1983; Wood, C13 Domestic Architecture in England; Supplements
Archaeological Journal, CV, 1950).

Listing NGR: ST5180445714

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