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Tintinhull Court

A Grade I Listed Building in Tintinhull, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9742 / 50°58'27"N

Longitude: -2.7153 / 2°42'55"W

OS Eastings: 349873

OS Northings: 119669

OS Grid: ST498196

Mapcode National: GBR MK.LXKL

Mapcode Global: FRA 566J.MZF

Entry Name: Tintinhull Court

Listing Date: 19 April 1961

Last Amended: 28 April 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1235516

English Heritage Legacy ID: 426254

Location: Tintinhull, South Somerset, Somerset, BA22

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Tintinhull

Built-Up Area: Tintinhull

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

Tintinhull Court, St Margaret's Road.


Tintinhull Court, St Margaret's Road.



13/391 Tintinhull Court



Large detached house, formerly parsonage. Medieval basis and plan, re-modelled 1678, 1777 and 1927. Ham stone rubble
with ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof between coped gables; ashlar chimney stacks, 'Z' plan. Two storeys with attics,
east elevation 8 bays. Plinth to bays 1, 2 and 3 only: bays 1 and 2 are a projecting gable with 2-light ovolo-mould
mullioned and transomed windows with square labels, and central oval light in gable: bay 3 may be a late medieval
fragment which also projects, with angled corner buttress and battlemented parapet; hollow- chamfer mullioned windows
of 3 lights, the lower large and with relieving arch over; bay 4 has an apparent garderobe in corner; bays 5 to 8 have
2- light hollow-chamfer mullioned and transomed windows under square labels, and between bays, as well as to bay 4
small hipped-roof dormers with 2- light casement windows: all windows rectangular leaded: to lower bay 5 the entrance
door, seamingly earlier C17, with strapwork covermoulds to boarding, set in a moulded semi-circular doorway with
lozenge decorated impost blocks and keystone; to right a pair of small cusped lancet windows. North elevation
overlooking churchyard has 3 bays, of which bay 1 is an end gable, with 2-light chamfer-mullioned windows with labels
to first floor and attic, and matching single-light with label left of bay 2; bays 2 and 3 have C18 mullioned windows
with 4-centre arched lights, 2-light above without label, 4-light below under shared label: at west end a single-
storey extension to match, with another 4-light window and south elevation of similar character. Only part of ground
floor inspected; work mostly C17 and C18 in character but the staircase is early C20: south wing has panelled rooms,
the centre room being of later C17 and transitional between Jacobean and Queen Anne, with a deep moulded ceiling which
could be later; door into hall set into semi-circular arch resembling the front door; in room to north of entrance
passage a recently exposed doorway, probably medieval. Rear wing dated 1777; the 1927 works presumably include the
staircase and a bay window on the west elevation. One of the homes of the Napper family for some 250 years; originally
a medieval parsonage house, the Nappers took out the first least in 1546, soon after the dissolution of Montacute
Priory: several members of the family buried in the church and Churchyard of St. Margaret adjoining (q.v). (Oswald, A.
Country Life, April 1, 1956, article p 756 et seq.)

Listing NGR: ST4987419668

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