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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: MANOR HOUSE

List entry Number: 1395661

Location

MANOR HOUSE, WESTON LANE

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

County District District Type Parish
Bath and North East SomersetUnitary Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 05-Aug-1972

Date of most recent amendment: 15-Oct-2010

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 511073

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History

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Details

WESTON LANE 656-1/12/1857 (West side) Manor House 05/08/75

GV II*

Former manor house, now a college. Early C18 remodelling of a medieval house with late C18 and c1900 alterations. MATERIALS: Limestone rubble partly rendered, freestone dressings, double Roman tile roof with moulded stacks to left-of-centre and flanking the early C18 block. PLAN: Triple-depth plan with a top-lit central hall. EXTERIOR: Two storeys, basement and cellar; seven-window front. The central early C18 block formerly comprised a symmetrical five-window front with a freestone parapet, cornice, frieze, rusticated quoins, plinth and raised surrounds to six/six-pane sash windows with some crown glass. The front is now rendered with painted window surrounds. The central bay is covered by a c1900 two storey enclosed porch up to the frieze of the main block. It has a cornice, blocking course and lintel frieze over a three-light stone-mullioned and transomed window (two-light to the returns), over a cornice and triglyph frieze supported by semicircular arches with moulded archivolts and key stones flanked by engaged Tuscan columns with clasping Tuscan pilasters to the quoins with a late C19 half-glazed door. Set back to the centre of the left return, part of the medieval house is visible with a mullioned window to the first floor. To the left is a c1900 two storey rubblestone wing with a roof hipped to the left, a freestone blocking course, cornice, frieze and window surrounds to C19 windows. A similar rubblestone wing to the right, rendered to the front, has a c1900 five-sided semicircular-plan two-storey bay with stone-mullioned windows, those to ground floor have transoms. The rubblestone right return has a two-storey rectangular bay similar to the porch but shallower, with a semicircular arched fanlight over half-glazed French windows. The rear is plain. INTERIOR: The marble-floored hall has Corinthian columns, a spectacular lantern, grotesques, pediments over moulded architraves with paterae friezes. The reception room to the rear has Corinthian columns, painted ceilings, rich cornices and friezes, broken pediments to six-panel doors, a panelled dado, and a fine early C18 fireplace. The building is listed Grade II* on account of its spectacular interior, which constitutes one of the finest set of rooms in the Adam style in the area.

Listing NGR: ST7292166176

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National Grid Reference: ST 72921 66176

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