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Latitude: 51.4402 / 51°26'24"N
Longitude: -2.8321 / 2°49'55"W
OS Eastings: 342259
OS Northings: 171573
OS Grid: ST422715
Mapcode National: GBR JD.NJBJ
Mapcode Global: VH7C7.V2M8
Entry Name: Clevedon Court
Listing Date: 5 April 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1136517
English Heritage Legacy ID: 33130
Location: Clevedon, North Somerset, BS21
County: North Somerset
Civil Parish: Clevedon
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
ST 47 SW 3/1 5.4.52.
Built by Sir John de Clevedon who died in 1336. Clevedon Court has been described
as one of the most valuable relics of early domestic architecture in England.
Alterations and additions include a new west wing by John Wake about 1570. Further
alterations after 1717. The west front rebuilt 176l-88 and again 1862. Rebuilding
after a fire in 1882 was achieved by the architect, C E Davis. The centre of
the present south front belongs to the original house. 2 storey buttressed porch
with plain parapet to right. Pointed moulded archway with portcullis. 2 storey
projecting chapel range with original ogee reticulated tracery to left. The
medieval hall with part of the original screens passage arrangement (entrances
to kitchen, buttery etc) survives behind the 2 projecting blocks. The great
hall window between these blocks is now in Tudor style but evidence of an earlier
pointed arch with tracery exists above. The rest of the south front has gabled
ranges in Elizabethan style with stone mullioned and transomed windows. Top
storey windows in gables have pediments containing carved heads, finials above.
Gable end on far right (ie to east) of front is in plain vernacular style with
large chimney breast and paired diagonal stacks. Finials to sided of gable.
To rear of east range is attached a further tall gabled wing. Various gabled
ranges including kitchens and a 2-storey porch attached to rear elevation. Excellent
interior of the main building periods.
Clevedon Court and all listed ancillary buildings at Clevedon Court (including
the boundary walls) form a group.
Listing NGR: ST4225571572
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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