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Medwyn House and Front Boundary Wall and Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Somerton, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0548 / 51°3'17"N

Longitude: -2.7273 / 2°43'38"W

OS Eastings: 349121

OS Northings: 128634

OS Grid: ST491286

Mapcode National: GBR MK.FT0C

Mapcode Global: FRA 565B.H8W

Entry Name: Medwyn House and Front Boundary Wall and Railings

Listing Date: 17 April 1959

Last Amended: 30 September 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1177152

English Heritage Legacy ID: 262943

Location: Somerton, South Somerset, Somerset, TA11

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Somerton

Built-Up Area: Somerton (South Somerset)

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


9/138 Medwyn House
(formerly listed as Medwyn) and
front boundary wall and railings



House in row. C17 origins, modified later C18. Local lias stone cut and squared, Ham stone dressings; Welsh slate roof
over stone slate base courses; stone chimney stack to coped north gable. Two storeys, 2 bays. Paired 12-pane sash
windows with hood moulds, probably trimmed labels from earlier windows; to lower bay 2 a cambered arched doorway with
incised spandrils and moulded jambs, and above a C20 small concrete hood on brackets. Interior not seen, but VCH speaks
of a long wing to the rear; room at east end has open fireplace adjoining a spiral staircase and smoke chamber; in an
upper room a decorative plaster frieze of late C16/early C17, and some reset panelling dated 1623 in the entrance
passage; a fine overmantel said to have come from this house now at the Old Parsonage, Parsonage Hill (qv). 1 metre in
front of house, stone wall about 750mm high, with Ham stone copings and gabletted capped piers, with cast iron railings
having quatrefoil motif, and matching gate, adding to setting of house. Formerly one house with Stocker's House (qv),
attached to south. (VCH, Volume III, 1974).

Listing NGR: ST4912128634

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