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Gatehouse and Wall Linking Gatehouse to Manor on South East Side, Cothay Manor

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stawley, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9838 / 50°59'1"N

Longitude: -3.3045 / 3°18'16"W

OS Eastings: 308529

OS Northings: 121297

OS Grid: ST085212

Mapcode National: GBR LR.LBNF

Mapcode Global: FRA 36ZH.SKX

Entry Name: Gatehouse and Wall Linking Gatehouse to Manor on South East Side, Cothay Manor

Listing Date: 25 January 1956

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1344803

English Heritage Legacy ID: 270100

Location: Stawley, Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA21

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane

Civil Parish: Stawley

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Kittisford

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Listing Text


6/25 Gatehouse and Wall linking
gatehouse to Manor on South East
side, Cothay Manor


Gatehouse. Late C15, extensively restored 1926-7. Red sandstone random rubble.
Steeply pitched plain tile roof right of flat lead roofed tower. Plan: square
tower gateway with hexagonal projecting stair turret, originally flanked by 2
symmetrical wings of which only the right one remains. 2-storeys, 1:2 bays;
tower, crenellated, set back buttresses, first floor 3-light Tudor arch head
window with string course acting as hood mould, moulded depressed arch entrance
with hood mould; above reset square panel with arms of Richard Bluett and his
wife Alice Verney, the builder of Cothay. To right, first floor two 2-light
Tudor arch head windows with hood moulds, below two square lancets with
chamfered surrounds and relieving arches. Two stepped buttresses on facade
buttressed returns. Interior: stone newel stair, chamfered lintel to first floor
fireplace, arched niche below in wing which is no longer ceiled. Roof rebuilt
1926-7. Wall, red sandstone randon rubble, stone slate coping, about 2 metres
high, dog leg plan, linking gatehouse to Manor. (M Wood, The Medieval House,
1981; Country Life, October 22 and 29, 1927).

Listing NGR: ST0852921297

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