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IoE Number: 33618
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Date listed: 09 February 1961
Date of last amendment: 09 February 1961
Grade II*

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ST 35 NEHUTTON C.P.CHURCH LANE5/9Hutton Court9.2.61G.V.II*

ST 35 NE HUTTON C.P. CHURCH LANE 5/9 Hutton Court 9.2.61 G.V. II* Former manor house, now hotel and restaurant. Late C15 - C20. Coursed rubble, freestone dressings, slate and double roman tile roofs, lead. Hall, tower over former porch, inner rooms, later west and north wings, much reworked east wing closes courtyard, now filled with C20 kitchen. Garden front (south): 1, 2 and 3 storeys, 6 windows, all glazing bar sashes with upper row gothick tracery, under dripmoulds, those to tower have thicker glazing bars, windows to east are paired; dominated by now central 4 storey battlemented tower, 2 windows to left in return of west facade under parapet and between rusticated pilasters, 2 windows to hall to right flank gothick doorway, at right first floor are remains of a 2-light round headed window; most of hall now concealed by C20 conservatory which reuses C19 cast iron cambered casements and stained glass. Tower has a weighty string below battlements, at east and west are single round headed lights, at north east corner there is a polygonal stair turret rising above main tower, chimneys of west wing also rise above battlements. West, now entrance, front: 2 storeys, 5 windows plus one to left in gable of north wing; early C18 reworking of C17 wing, altered again C19; central C19 square headed porch with ornate finials and arms, all windows, in architraves with keystones, have lost glazing bars and are now 2-pane, rusticated pilasters, moulded cornice, parapet, hipped roof; coped gable to left has C20 porch and plain single lights. North elevation: 2 storeys, 6 windows, much altered, however one ground floor and 3 first floor windows are 4-light ovolo moulded mullions, 2 retain cames and stays, remaining windows are 3-light C19 casements except one C20 top hung casement at far right; C20 glazed entrance off centre right. East elevation: central block has 2 storeys, 2 windows and is flanked by the gables of north and south ranges with one window each; centre has glazing bar sashes but entrance is a plain chamfered four-centered arch; gable to south has plain plank door under a relieving arch, one glazing bar sash above and at the attic a single light with chamfered surround; gable to north has only C19 pitched roof bay. Interior: the hall has an arch braced collar beam roof with intermediate trusses resting on lower purlins, the space between which and the wall plate is decorated with tracery panels, a lateral fireplace has a moulded four centered surround, there is a blocked 2-centered arch to the room to the east which has very deep chamfered beams; the tower has a very wide newel staircase from ground to first floor, there is a laver in a nodding niche at the base of the newel which has plinth and cap, at first floor there are 2 plain chamfered four-centered arch doorways, one leads to the west range, the other to a reverse winder which climbs the remaining floors; the first floor room has C17 panelling. In the west range the left ground floor room has C18 panelling with dentilled cornice, room to right, intact gothick, has a copy moulded framed ceiling ogee headed door and frame, panelled dado, marble ogee head and frame fireplace under timber mantle; at first floor is a C17 panelled bedroom with strapwork frieze with dentils above, there is a C16 depressed arch, hollow and roll moulded fireplace with C17 timber surround and tripartite overmantle with caryatids and atlantides bearing grotesque capitals. The north range has stop chamfered beams and two four centered arch doorways, at first floor a C20 staircase and partition divide a C17 panelled room with frieze and small fire surround; at east is a framed truss and, almost at east gable, a hammer beam truss. Source: Commander E.H.D. Williams, Report of the Somerset V.A.G., 1980.

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