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North Cadbury Court

A Grade I Listed Building in North Cadbury, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0414 / 51°2'29"N

Longitude: -2.5206 / 2°31'14"W

OS Eastings: 363598

OS Northings: 127026

OS Grid: ST635270

Mapcode National: GBR MT.GR74

Mapcode Global: FRA 56LC.KTM

Entry Name: North Cadbury Court

Listing Date: 24 March 1961

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1178213

English Heritage Legacy ID: 262112

Location: North Cadbury, South Somerset, Somerset, BA22

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: North Cadbury

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

NORTH CADBURY CP WOOLSTON ROAD (South side, off)
ST6327
8/179 North Cadbury Court
24.3.61
GV I

Country House. Circa 1580-1610, built by Sir Francis Hastingsi major alterations c1790;
remodelled internally in early C20 by Tipping. Cary stone cut and squared, Doulting
stone dressings; stone slate roofs between coped gables; ashlar chimney stacks with
moulded tops. Double roof plan with extensions; 3 storeys; north elevation of 4 bays,
each having separate gable with small finial, with 2-storey projections to left of
bay 2 and right of bay 3. Plinth; wave-mould mullioned windows, all with square labels;
4-light windows second floor; on first floor 8-light with two transomes to outer bays
and 4-light single-transome inner bays; to ground floor 4-light single transomed, to
full height in inner bays, small to outer: the bay 2 projection is a porch with plinth,
semi-circular arched opening flanked by pairs fluted Doric pilasters with entablature;
above square panel with the Hastings arms, then a 4-light transomed window; frieze
with triglyphs and dentilled cornice, shaped parapet with semi-circular crown to
centre; inside porch a 20-panelled door in moulded flat arched opening: the bay 3
projection is a square bay window, with 3 lights to side and 6 to front, the ground
floor double-transomed and the first floor single-transmed to match: extension to rear
both sides, and in north-east corner a small C18 single-storey projecting wing of 5
bays, with central pediment and leaded casement windows. Originally 'U'-plan, with
projecting wings southwards, these were adapted and the hollow filled in c1790, and
south facade of this period; long range of 4+3+4 bays, the centre three bays projecting
slightly, and in centre of this a segmental curve bow window, possibly an addition of
c1810. All ashlar: plinth, simple cornice mould and plain solid parapet: above, 12-pane
sash windows in architraves, save for the bow, which has 3 similar windows but with
'Y'-tracery to head; below, 15-pane sashes in architraves, almost to ground level, with
french doors to the five windows of the 3 central bays; two flat roofed dormers in
centre. Interior substantially refitted with quality early C20 work; surviving are a
small newel staircase - the main staircase renewed and relocated - an ornamental
plaster ceiling to one first floor room, several indications of pre-1580 work in
south-west corner, and armorial stained glass of c1580- 1590 in the large bay window of
the north front, now the stairwell. Sir Francis Hastings was a Puritan writer and
pamphleteer, who died in 1610 and is buried in St. Michaels Church (qv) nearby.
(Pevsner N, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958).


Listing NGR: ST6362527036

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