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Manor House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Pilton, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1774 / 51°10'38"N

Longitude: -2.5801 / 2°34'48"W

OS Eastings: 359543

OS Northings: 142178

OS Grid: ST595421

Mapcode National: GBR MR.624X

Mapcode Global: VH8B0.7NBR

Entry Name: Manor House

Listing Date: 2 June 1961

Last Amended: 17 October 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1058822

English Heritage Legacy ID: 267638

Location: Pilton, Mendip, Somerset, BA4

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Pilton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

ST54SE PILTON CP WEST COMPTON LANE (North side)
WEST COMPTON

4/164 Manor House
(Previously listed as Manor
Farmhouse including gatepiers to
forecourt)
2.6.61


GV II*

(Incorrectly shown on OS map as Manor Farm). Manor house, C16, substantial C17 alterations, further later minor
alterations. Coursed and squared rubble, freestone dressings, triple Roman tile roof, coped verges with bases for
finials, one with an octagonal finial, one with an oblong sundial with a capping, 3 ashlar and a single large brick
stack, 2 on small projecting gables. Open hall house, later modified to a cross passage plan, further added wings. Two
storeys and attics, 1:1:1:1 bays, the first in a projecting wing under a front facing gable, second and fourth bays
with first floor windows under front facing gables. Two, 3 and 4-light ovolo moulded stone mullioned widows under
stopped labels; blank stone plaque in a moulded stone surround to extreme right gable face; 3-light mullioned window to
right to a basement, stopped label. Door opening to third bay from left in an eared and moulded stone architrave under
a label, C19 6-panelled door, top 2 panels glazed. Interior with a moulded cross beamed ceiling with rich ornamental
plasterwork; dog leg staircase with pierced pendants and caps to the newel posts. Many C17 2-panelled doors thoughout;
2 C17 fireplaces to first floor in dressed stone surrounds, one with a 4-centred head, one bolection moulded with a
cornice shelf. (VAG report, unpublished SRO, January 1984).


Listing NGR: ST5954342178

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