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Maunsel House

A Grade II* Listed Building in North Petherton, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0654 / 51°3'55"N

Longitude: -2.994 / 2°59'38"W

OS Eastings: 330445

OS Northings: 130036

OS Grid: ST304300

Mapcode National: GBR M5.F59P

Mapcode Global: FRA 46M9.FF3

Entry Name: Maunsel House

Listing Date: 29 March 1963

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1177930

English Heritage Legacy ID: 269371

Location: North Petherton, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA7

County: Somerset

District: Sedgemoor

Civil Parish: North Petherton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

In the entry for NORTH PETHERTON

The building shall be upgraded and the description amended to read:

ST 33 SW St Micheal Church
Maunsel House


House. Late C.14 or early C.15, later C.15, C.16, early C.17, late C.18;
1827-8 by Richard Carver for General Slade; and late C.19. Rubble with some
render, freestone dressing; tile and fishscale roofs. Irregular plan: late
C.14 or early C.15 open hall facing east (now 2 storeys with attic and 4
1st-floor windows); to its left, later C.15 3-bay addition (now 2 storeys
with attic), to the right C.18 3-bay addition of 2 storeys and attic, 2 bays
deep; 2-storey C.16 addition to rear of left-hand C.15 block; 3-storey C.17
addition to rear of central hall; C.19 addition to rear of C.18 block and
in free Gothic style. Entrance (east) elevation; panelled door in gabled
Gothic porch. Central and right-hand blocks have sashes with glazing bars,
some with margin-lights; to 1st floor of central block three 2-light leaded
iron casements, two with stone mullions; these windows all in dressed stone
quoined surrounds with hoodmoulds; four flat-roofed casement domers; tra-
ces of blocked former windows. Left-hand block: 2-light stone mullioned
window with cusped lights and iron saddle and stanchion bars to ground floor
right; above it a flat-arched, small-pane, 3-light window; a blocked window
to each floor of left bay. Roof has coped verges with bases for finials,
2 with iron finials inscribed: "A.S." and "T.B 1703" (previous list description);
arcaded wooden bellcote to C.19 addition with pyramidal lead roof and iron
finial inscribed, "1862" (previous list description). Brick and ashlar stacks
with moulded freestone caps, one a C.17 addition original and having triple
diagonally-set flues. Rear: features of note include a 3-light, hollow-moulded
mullion window to each floor on right; a moulded cross-window to centre in
later Gothick storeyed porch and another with hoodmould to left (C.17) bay.

Interior: the C.16 south-west block has a basket-arched doorway on ground
floor, coffered ceiling with large-scantling beams with ogee-moulded arrises,
in the first floor room a C.17 stone fireplace and moulded panelling with
cornice, C.18 panelled doors. C.17 part has moulded panelling to 1st-floor
room with fine fireplace surround having fluted Ionic pilasters, over-mantel
panels and elaborate cornices; heavily-moulded coffered ceiling. Bathroom
next to this room has late-C.19 bath with upright "shower" unit. In. C15
left-hand block, 3 wooden spiral stairs from 1st floor to attic, one rising
against the former end-wall of the open hall which has a window with wood
mullions and stanchions; in the attic principal rafter roof trusses. The
hall itself has a later C.16 or early C.17 1st-floor corner fireplace and
panelling in bathroom which has late C.19 bath with lid; on the attic floor
fine medieval roof with 6 closely-spaced, moulded, arch-braced trusses with
short V struts, 2 tiers of Chamfered and cusped arched windbraces and moulded
butt purlins. The stair is C.18, with turned balusters. The C.18 part has
good fireplaces and in the north-east room full-height pilasters and elaborate
frieze and cornice.



8/109 Maunsel House



Country house. Medieval origin. C18 work and additions and alterations in 1827-8 by Richard Carver for Slade family,
also late C19 additions. Rubble with some render, freestone dressings, tile and fishscale tile roofs, coped verges with
bases for finials, 2 with iron pennants inscribed:- "A.S." and "T.B. 1703", arcaded wooden bellcote with a pyramidal
lead roof with iron pennant inscribed:- "1862", some brick and some ashlar stacks with moulded freestone caps.
Irregular plan; C19 portions in free Gothic style. Entrance frontage of 2 storeys and attic, 2:4:3 bays; sash windows
with glazing bars, some with marginal lights; 4 windows on first floor with iron casements and leaded lights, 2 with
stone dividing mullions; C16 two-light stone-mullioned window to left bay on ground floor, each light with a cusped
head, iron saddle and stanchion bars; 4 box dormers with casements to attic; majority of windows in dressed stone
surrounds with labels. Door opening in a single storey Gothick porch, 4-centred arch door opening, panelled door. This
elevation with traces of early blocked windows. Interior with panelled doors; 3 C18 chimneypieces; panelled room;
ornamental plasterwork; further lesser features; arch braced roof with windbraces.

Listing NGR: ST3044530036

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

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