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IoE Number: 262182
Location: CRICKET COURT, AND ATTACHED BALUSTRADED WALLING AROUND BASEMENT AREAS, CRICKET LANE (west off)
  KNOWLE ST GILES, SOUTH SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr Michael Perry
Date Photographed: 09 July 2004
Date listed: 04 February 1958
Date of last amendment: 04 February 1958
Grade II*

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KNOWLE ST GILES CPCRICKET LANE (west side, off)ST31SECRICKET MALHERBIE2/56Cricket Court, and attachedbalustraded walling around

KNOWLE ST GILES CP CRICKET LANE (west side, off) ST31SE CRICKET MALHERBIE 2/56 Cricket Court, and attached balustraded walling around basement areas 4.2.58 GV II* Country house. Erected 1811 for Admiral Pitt, possibly modified in late C19. Local stone some rendered and colourwashed, flint panels. Ham stone ashlar dressings; hipped elevation of 4 bays, the basement concealed by earthworks. Rusticated quoins; ground floor windows large 20-pane sashes with eared and heeled architraves and aetope friezes over bays 1 2 and 4, above which is a cornice carrying a wrought iron balcony at first floor level, the windows at this level being casements with timber pediments: to bay 3 a pair of flush-panelled doors in Egyptian style battered architrave, protected by projecting portico, up 11 steps, with 4 Tuscan columns and matching pilasters, full entablature and pediment, and added roof over: the entrance stair flanked by balustraded walling which extends serpentine fashion around the basement areas surrounding the house: basement windows 8-liqht segmental-arched. North elevation 3 bays and west 4 bays, with marjined French doors below end above, the upper windows cutting through cornice, 2-bays of each elevation being set in segmental curve. Interior not accessible. A highly eccentric design, quite possibly by Pitt himself: fragments of a C16 house preceeding this said to survive, (Pevsner, N, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958).

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