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The Mausoleum in the Grounds of Hestercombe House

A Grade II* Listed Building in West Monkton, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0545 / 51°3'16"N

Longitude: -3.0807 / 3°4'50"W

OS Eastings: 324350

OS Northings: 128906

OS Grid: ST243289

Mapcode National: GBR M2.FTK7

Mapcode Global: FRA 46FB.HLW

Entry Name: The Mausoleum in the Grounds of Hestercombe House

Listing Date: 17 May 1985

Last Amended: 8 July 2004

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1060461

English Heritage Legacy ID: 270739

Location: West Monkton, Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA2

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane

Civil Parish: West Monkton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

WEST MONKTON

439/5/193 HESTERCOMBE
17-MAY-1985 The Mausoleum in the grounds of Hester
combe House

(Formerly listed as:
HESTERCOMBE
FOLLY AT NGR ST 2434 2895)
(Formerly listed as:
HESTERCOMBE
TWO SMALL TEMPLES IN THE GROUND OF HES
TERCOMBE HOUSE)

GV II*
ST22NW WEST MONKTON CP
HESTERCOMBE
ST2434 2895
5/193 NGR ST 2454 2895
The Mausoleum in the grounds
of Hestercombe House)


II*

Folly in the form of an architectural conceit. Late C18. By Coplestone Warre Bampfylde. Red brick, glazed brick and
ashlar Bath stone. Plant apsidial bay behind ornamental front, set into hillside. Horse shoe arch opening, Gibbs
surround, vermiculated rustication, set in brick facade swept up to truncated obelisk on rusticated plinth (much
obscured by ivy), flanked by ashlar piers with vermiculated dados on low plinths, cavetto moulded cornices, ball
finials to piers. Rectangular ashlar plaque above keystone of arch inscribed illegibly. Interior: part of vault linking
facade to apse missing, only white glazed brick apse remains wih some clay roofing tiles, Bampfylde's landscaping of
his grounds at Hestercombe was much admired in the late C18 and this is the only garden feature retaining intact. It is
an adventurous if not wholly successful design. In poor condition at time of survey (January 1984).


Listing NGR: ST2435028906

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