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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: STON EASTON PARK

List entry Number: 1345108

Location

STON EASTON PARK, HIGH STREET

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

County District District Type Parish
SomersetMendipDistrict AuthoritySton Easton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 21-Sep-1960

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 267984

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History

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Details

STON EASTON CP HIGH STREET (East side) ST65SW 4/26 Ston Easton Park 21.9.60 GV I

Country House in emparked landscape, now hotel. Circa 1769 for John Hippisley-Coxe; on a C17 foundation of which some fragments survive. Rendered to resemble ashlar, freestone dressings, emphasised rusticated ashlar quoins, continuous dentil cornice across facade, secondary cornices to units, parapets with copings concealing roofs, outer wings with low pyramidal slate roofs, centre block with rococo urns. Plain symmetrical Georgian facade in the style of William Kent; interior in Palladian style after Burlington. Main central unit of 2 storeys and attic storey, 2:3:2 bays, those to each side in shallow projecting wings; 2 storey single bay wing to each side connecting central unit to slightly projecting 2 storey single bay end pavilion. Twelve-pane sash windows in moulded architraves, except shallow 6-pane sash windows to attic storey; majority of openings with cornices set over except on first floor of centre 3 bays and first floor of pavilions segmental and triangular pediments. Door opening to centre, engaged Tuscan Doric portico, rosettes; semi-circular head door opening in rusticated surround, emphasised key, paired half-glazed doors, fanlight with radiating glazing bars. To centre of parapet a garlanded achievement of Hippisley-Coxe arms in relief. Rear elevation in much plainer style. Very richly decorated interior with much ornamental plasterwork, particularly in reception rooms; doors, doorcases, fireplaces, overmantels, kitchen features, ante room to library papered with C18 engravings and a bathroom with octagonal plunge bath on ground floor of east pavilion. (Country Life, March 23, March 30, and April 6, 1945; Robinson W. J., West Country Manors, 1930).

Listing NGR: ST6252054080

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Robinson, W J, West Country Manors, (1930)
'Country Life' in 6 April, (1945)
'Country Life' in 30 March, (1945)
'Country Life' in 23 March, (1945)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 37 Somerset,

National Grid Reference: ST 62520 54080

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