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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CRICKET COURT, AND ATTACHED BALUSTRADED WALLING AROUND BASEMENT AREAS

List entry Number: 1056158

Location

CRICKET COURT, AND ATTACHED BALUSTRADED WALLING AROUND BASEMENT AREAS, CRICKET LANE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
SomersetSouth SomersetDistrict AuthorityKnowle St. Giles

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 04-Feb-1958

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 262182

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History

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Details

KNOWLE ST GILES CP CRICKET LANE (west side, off) ST31SE CRICKET MALHERBIE 2/56 Cricket Court, and attached balustraded walling around basement areas 4.2.58 GV II*

Country house. Erected 1811 for Admiral Pitt, possibly modified in late C19. Local stone some rendered and colourwashed, flint panels. Ham stone ashlar dressings; hipped elevation of 4 bays, the basement concealed by earthworks. Rusticated quoins; ground floor windows large 20-pane sashes with eared and heeled architraves and aetope friezes over bays 1 2 and 4, above which is a cornice carrying a wrought iron balcony at first floor level, the windows at this level being casements with timber pediments: to bay 3 a pair of flush-panelled doors in Egyptian style battered architrave, protected by projecting portico, up 11 steps, with 4 Tuscan columns and matching pilasters, full entablature and pediment, and added roof over: the entrance stair flanked by balustraded walling which extends serpentine fashion around the basement areas surrounding the house: basement windows 8-liqht segmental-arched. North elevation 3 bays and west 4 bays, with marjined French doors below end above, the upper windows cutting through cornice, 2-bays of each elevation being set in segmental curve. Interior not accessible. A highly eccentric design, quite possibly by Pitt himself: fragments of a C16 house preceeding this said to survive, (Pevsner, N, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST3601111414

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Pevsner, N - Title: The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset - Date: 1958

National Grid Reference: ST 36011 11414

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