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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: PARK HOUSE

List entry Number: 1058296

Location

PARK HOUSE

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

County District District Type Parish
SomersetMendipDistrict AuthorityMells

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 11-Mar-1968

Date of most recent amendment: 27-Nov-1984

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 266792

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History

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Details

MELLS CP ST74NW OUTLYING

3/93 Park House (previously listed as Park House with adjoining out-buildings) 11.3.68

GV II*

Country house. Circa 1925, incorporating service court of C18 house, by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Reginald McKenna. Bath stone ashlar, coved eaves cornice, stone slate roof, 3 squared ashlar off ridge stacks. "U"-plan, mannerist classicism. 2-storeys and basement, 7-bays; corner Tuscan pilasters and plaster between each bay; sashes with glazing bars in reveals with slightly emphasised keystones, around floor openings with moulded sills, openings on first floor have rectangular block-like projections directly below them. Central door opening has moulded stone architrave incorporating Gibbs surround, above pulvinated frieze, broken pediment with large projecting "key", three-quarter glazed door. Returns of 4-bays. To rear, wings enclose cloistered quadrangle incorporating some retains of the earlier house; elliptical headed archways on ground floor, above window openings, those to east blank; further door opening in Gibbs surround, three-quarter glazed door. Interior has plasterwork, panelling, doors and fireplaces by Sir Herbert Jekyll.

Listing NGR: ST7132248682

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National Grid Reference: ST 71322 48682

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