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Shapwick Manor

A Grade II* Listed Building in Shapwick, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1422 / 51°8'32"N

Longitude: -2.8341 / 2°50'2"W

OS Eastings: 341744

OS Northings: 138439

OS Grid: ST417384

Mapcode National: GBR MD.89ST

Mapcode Global: VH7DL.TKL6

Entry Name: Shapwick Manor

Listing Date: 29 March 1963

Last Amended: 6 December 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1190512

English Heritage Legacy ID: 269255

Location: Shapwick, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA7

County: Somerset

District: Sedgemoor

Civil Parish: Shapwick

Built-Up Area: Shapwick

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Polden Wheel

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Listing Text


2/27 Shapwick Manor
(formerly listed as Down House)



Manor house, now school. Medieval, for Almoner of Glastonbury Abbey; rebuilt early C17 for Bull family, the residence
in mid C17 of Henry Bull, Barrister of the Middle Temple and M.P. for Somerset; restored and extended mid C19, probably
for Strangways family. Colourwashed coursed and squared rubble some render to left return, slate roofs, coped verges
with bases for finials, coursed and squared rubble stacks, some with moulded caps. Elizabethan asymmetrical frontage.
Two storeys, 3:1:2 bays, windows to first floor under front facing gables; left 3 bays with 4-light reserved chamfer
stone- mullioned windows; C19 casement to each light with horizontal glazing bars, stopped labels; right 2 bays with 2,
3 and 4-light stone mullioned windows, stopped labels, that to left of first floor with a low pedimented gable.
Projecting 2-storeyed gabled porch to centre; 2-light reserved chamfer stone-mullioned window to first floor;
hollow-moulded segmental headed outer door opening in a dressed stone surround. Three 2-stage buttresses between left 3
bays. Left return of 2:3:1 bays, some ovolo-moulded stone-mullioned windows, stopped labels; C19 5-light canted bay.
Glazed verandah on slender iron supports. Interior much remodelled mid C19 in a Jacobean style, of particular note 2
fireplaces in carved wooden mantelpieces with busts; C18 panelled room to left of ground floor; C18 staircase; C18
strongroom with cast-iron door.

Listing NGR: ST4174438439

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