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Compton House and Forecourt Railings

A Grade II* Listed Building in Axbridge, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.2878 / 51°17'16"N

Longitude: -2.8239 / 2°49'26"W

OS Eastings: 342639

OS Northings: 154619

OS Grid: ST426546

Mapcode National: GBR JF.Z0CN

Mapcode Global: VH7CV.0WGN

Entry Name: Compton House and Forecourt Railings

Listing Date: 9 February 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1173405

English Heritage Legacy ID: 268740

Location: Axbridge, Sedgemoor, Somerset, BS26

County: Somerset

District: Sedgemoor

Civil Parish: Axbridge

Built-Up Area: Axbridge

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


11/84 Compton House and forecourt



Manor house. Early C17, mid C18 alterations; for Prowse family. Roughcast, parapet with plain coping, double-Roman tile
roof, 2 massive concrete-block stacks. Irregular frontage of 2 and 3 storeys, 4 bays, flush-mounted 12-pane sash
windows, except 2 16-pane sash windows to left of ground floor and 2 2-light ovolo-moulded mullioned and transomed
windows to right on third floor, the top half of the mullions removed and replaced by 8-light casements; 2 low
casements with glazing bars to right of ground floor. Door opening with a mid-C18 6-panelled door, top 2 panels glazed,
stone porch with a cornice on 2 Tuscan columns, 2 pilasters to wall. Garden front in a symmetrical classical style,
sash windows with glazing bars. Interior with features of C17 and C18, most important a C17 panelled room to first
floor, entablature with representations of mythical beasts, panelling cut down from a larger room. 2 fireplaces in
4-centred head stone surrounds also on first floor. Ground floor with a fireplace in an eared and moulded marbleised
surround, carved entablature with a decorative head; the remainder of this room with further mid C18 features,
including a decorative chair-rail and a moulded plaster cornice. Further ground floor room with pine-panelling. Hall
with re-used C17 panelling. Railed forecourt, paired central gates.

Listing NGR: ST4263954619

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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