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© Mr John H. Sparkes

IoE Number: 268873
Location: BRYMORE HOUSE (NOW AN AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL), HIGH STREET
  CANNINGTON, SEDGEMOOR, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr John H. Sparkes
Date Photographed: 23 May 2005
Date listed: 29 March 1963
Date of last amendment: 24 June 1985
Grade II

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ST23NW CANNINGTON CP HIGH STREET (North side) 7/25 Brymore School (Main Block) (formerly listed as Brymore House [now an Agricultural School] under General) 29.3.63 GV II Country house, now an agricultural school. Of 3 distinct builds; to left a late C18 wing, to centre a C15 porch, to right a lid/late C19 wing. Cl8 wing roughcast, plain band at first floor level, moulded cornice, parapet, hipped slate roof, brick stacks; 3 storeys, 5 bays, 12-pane sash windows, except 6-pane sash windows to second floor, slightly cambered heads. Low 2-storey rubble porch to centre, 2-stage angle buttresses, embattied parapet with heraldic shields; restored moulded pointed arch door opening with a label, paired ribbed and studded doors; single 2-light stone mullioned and transomed window set above, cinquefoiled head and sub-arches, leaded lights, label. Three storey, 3 bay wing to right, rubble brick dressings, moulded cornice and parapet; 12-pane sash windows except 6-pane sash windows to second floor; embattled angular bay to ground floor with a 4-light stone mullioned window, each light with a cusped head. Most important interior features to the C18 wing including some fine cornices; two fireplaces to ground floor, one in a marble surround with the mantleshelf supported on thin detached Tuscan columns; one in a moulded wooden surround with a frieze of figures; lofty open-well staircase with cast-iron balusters, moulded handrail, stone treads, John Pym, the politician, was born here in 1582.

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