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©  Lorna Freeman

IoE Number: 34692
Photographer: Lorna Freeman
Date Photographed: 15 November 2007
Date listed: 17 September 1952
Date of last amendment: 17 September 1952
Grade I

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ST 78 NEHORTON5/68Horton Court17.9.52

ST 78 NE HORTON 5/68 Horton Court 17.9.52 G.V. I Manor house, incorporating a possible prebendal house. The north wing is c.1140, altered C14, C15, early C18, west window inserted c.1860 and restored in 1884 by F.C. Penrose. The rest of the house was built c.1521 for William Knight, Prothonotary and later Bishop of Bath and Wells; extensively altered inside and restored c.1884 by F.C. Penrose and again in 1937. North wing. Rubble to south, rendered to west and coarsed dressed stone to north; stone slate roof. Single storey prebend's house with two opposed doorways at the west end. South elevation: 2 storeys, two C19 and C20 2-light casement windows with ovolo moulded and chamfered mullions, one small C12 window on first floor to left; blocked C14 doorway to left and C12 doorway to right, scalloped capitals to jamb shafts and chevron moulded arch. West gable has a C19 2-light cross window with trefoil heads. North elevation: two C12 round headed windows, Perpendicular style buttresses and a door at the west end similar to that on the south elevation but with the arms of Robert Neville, Bishop of Salisbury set over the door. The manor house forms an irregular L-plan to south of the prebend's hall. Rubble, with freestone dressings; Cotswold stone slate roof; rubble stacks. 2 storeys and attics in gabled dormers. The west elevation has 2 + 2 (in gabled cross wing to south) bays: 2- and 3-light C19 casement and cross windows with ovolo moulded and chamfered mullions and surrounds, canted bay to north. 2 storey projecting gabled porch: panelled on ground floor,in Renaissance surround, consisting of arabesques, armour on foliage carved on the jambs; Tudor roses and Knights' arms on the frieze and a dentilled cornice. South elevation: five 2- and 3-light casement windows (the 3-light with cusped pointed heads); 2-light casements with 4-centred heads on first floor; projecting single bay gabled wings to either side. Interior. The prebend's hall has a skewed C14 arch-braced roof; the windows on the north wall have deep embrasures and a roll moulding to the inner edge; early C16 ashlar fireplace, square headed with a roll moulding, blank shield and surround on the lintel. Hall of manor house: framed ceiling with double hollow moulded beams and run-out stops, chamfered joists; ashlar fireplace with Renaissance details, fluted pilasters and coarsely cut capitals, and a frieze of grotesque figures and arms in low-relief and Knight's arms and prothonotary's hat, above is an inscribed stone (brought from the garden) which reads "Wilhelmus Knight Protohenotarius Ano 1521". Drawing room: reassembled early C17 panelling and ribbed ceiling (1937). Dining room: ovolo and hollow moulded beams. Panelled bedrooms to south east. (C. Hussey, Country Life, 30.I.32).

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