List entry

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: COMPTON HOUSE AND FORECOURT RAILINGS

List entry Number: 1173405

Location

COMPTON HOUSE AND FORECOURT RAILINGS, WEST STREET

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

County District District Type Parish
SomersetSedgemoorDistrict AuthorityAxbridge

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 09-Feb-1961

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

Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 268740

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

History

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Details

ST4254 AXBRIDGE WEST STREET (South side)

11/84 Compton House and forecourt railings

9.2.61

GV II*

Manor house. Early C17, mid C18 alterations; for Prowse family. Roughcast, parapet with plain coping, double-Roman tile roof, 2 massive concrete-block stacks. Irregular frontage of 2 and 3 storeys, 4 bays, flush-mounted 12-pane sash windows, except 2 16-pane sash windows to left of ground floor and 2 2-light ovolo-moulded mullioned and transomed windows to right on third floor, the top half of the mullions removed and replaced by 8-light casements; 2 low casements with glazing bars to right of ground floor. Door opening with a mid-C18 6-panelled door, top 2 panels glazed, stone porch with a cornice on 2 Tuscan columns, 2 pilasters to wall. Garden front in a symmetrical classical style, sash windows with glazing bars. Interior with features of C17 and C18, most important a C17 panelled room to first floor, entablature with representations of mythical beasts, panelling cut down from a larger room. 2 fireplaces in 4-centred head stone surrounds also on first floor. Ground floor with a fireplace in an eared and moulded marbleised surround, carved entablature with a decorative head; the remainder of this room with further mid C18 features, including a decorative chair-rail and a moulded plaster cornice. Further ground floor room with pine-panelling. Hall with re-used C17 panelling. Railed forecourt, paired central gates.

Listing NGR: ST4263954619

Selected Sources

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details

National Grid Reference: ST 42639 54619

Map


© Crown Copyright and database right 2014. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2014. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.

This copy shows the entry on 30-Aug-2014 at 11:13:03.