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IoE Number: 426254
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Date listed: 19 April 1961
Date of last amendment: 28 April 1987
Grade I

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Tintinhull Court, St Margaret's Road. 13/391 6/391 ------------------------------------ Tintinhull Court, St Margaret's Road. 13/391 6/391 ------------------------------------ ST4919 TINTINHULL CP ST. MARGARET'S ROAD (West side) 13/391 Tintinhull Court 19.4.61 GV II Large detached house, formerly parsonage. Medieval basis and plan, re-modelled 1678, 1777 and 1927. Ham stone rubble with ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roof between coped gables; ashlar chimney stacks, 'Z' plan. Two storeys with attics, east elevation 8 bays. Plinth to bays 1, 2 and 3 only: bays 1 and 2 are a projecting gable with 2-light ovolo-mould mullioned and transomed windows with square labels, and central oval light in gable: bay 3 may be a late medieval fragment which also projects, with angled corner buttress and battlemented parapet; hollow- chamfer mullioned windows of 3 lights, the lower large and with relieving arch over; bay 4 has an apparent garderobe in corner; bays 5 to 8 have 2- light hollow-chamfer mullioned and transomed windows under square labels, and between bays, as well as to bay 4 small hipped-roof dormers with 2- light casement windows: all windows rectangular leaded: to lower bay 5 the entrance door, seamingly earlier C17, with strapwork covermoulds to boarding, set in a moulded semi-circular doorway with lozenge decorated impost blocks and keystone; to right a pair of small cusped lancet windows. North elevation overlooking churchyard has 3 bays, of which bay 1 is an end gable, with 2-light chamfer-mullioned windows with labels to first floor and attic, and matching single-light with label left of bay 2; bays 2 and 3 have C18 mullioned windows with 4-centre arched lights, 2-light above without label, 4-light below under shared label: at west end a single- storey extension to match, with another 4-light window and south elevation of similar character. Only part of ground floor inspected; work mostly C17 and C18 in character but the staircase is early C20: south wing has panelled rooms, the centre room being of later C17 and transitional between Jacobean and Queen Anne, with a deep moulded ceiling which could be later; door into hall set into semi-circular arch resembling the front door; in room to north of entrance passage a recently exposed doorway, probably medieval. Rear wing dated 1777; the 1927 works presumably include the staircase and a bay window on the west elevation. One of the homes of the Napper family for some 250 years; originally a medieval parsonage house, the Nappers took out the first least in 1546, soon after the dissolution of Montacute Priory: several members of the family buried in the church and Churchyard of St. Margaret adjoining (q.v). (Oswald, A. Country Life, April 1, 1956, article p 756 et seq.)

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