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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: AMMERDOWN HOUSE AND STABLES NOW KNOWN AS AMMERDOWN STUDY CENTRE AMMERDOWN STUDY CENTRE

List entry Number: 1058685

Location

AMMERDOWN HOUSE AND STABLES NOW KNOWN AS AMMERDOWN STUDY CENTRE
AMMERDOWN STUDY CENTRE

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

County District District Type Parish
SomersetMendipDistrict AuthorityKilmersdon

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 11-Mar-1968

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 267916

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History

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Details

KILMERSDON CP ST75SW AMMERDOWN PARK 6/133 Ammerdown House and stables now known as Ammerdown Study Centre 11.3.68 GV I

Country house and stables with adjacent formal gardens in emparked landscape; stables converted to study centre. 1788 by James Wyatt for Thomas Samuel Jolliffe; enlarged in conforming style 1857 by Manners and Gill and 1877; further alteration to west front of 1901, possibly by Sir Edwin Lutyens; stables much altered with considerable non-conforming additions after 1971. Bath stone ashlar. Rectangular on plan with service wing and stables to north. Classical style in the Wyatt idiom. South front probably the least altered, 3 storeys, windows of decreasing size, 1:5:1 bays, those to each side projecting slightly with blind apertures; high rusticated ground floor with Venetian windows in large semi-circular headed arches; first floor band; upper windows in moulded stone architraves, on first floor with cornices, dividing plain pilasters and pilasters at the angels; entablature, cornice and parapet with coping; all window openings with sashes with glazing bars. Entrance front to west in conforming style; 3 bays, paired pilasters; single-storeyed porch to north-west corner, an addition of 1877, contemporary the smoking room to north attached to entrance to former stable yard by 2-storeyed service wing, 3-storeyed tower; entrance to stable yard through semi-circular head archway, triangular pediment over with arms in relief to tympanum, paired wood and wrought- iron gates. Range of former stables at rear. Interior of house with many fine features. (Country Life, Feb 16, and March 2, 1929).

Listing NGR: ST7111552663

Selected Sources

  1. Article  Reference - Title: 16 February - Date: 1929 - Journal Title: Country Life
  2. Article  Reference - Title: 2 March - Date: 1929 - Journal Title: Country Life
  3. Unpublished Title  Reference - Title: Part 37 Somerset - Journal Title: Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England

National Grid Reference: ST 71115 52663

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