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© Mr John H. Sparkes

IoE Number: 434952
Location: NORTH EAST AND SOUTH EAST PAVILIONS TO EAST FORECOURT, MONTACUTE HOUSE, THE BOROUGH (north off)
  MONTACUTE, SOUTH SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr John H. Sparkes
Date Photographed: 06 June 2006
Date listed: 19 April 1961
Date of last amendment: 19 April 1961
Grade I

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ST4917MONTACUTE CPTHE BOROUGH (North side, off)7/130North-east and south-eastpavilions to east forecourt,Montacute House19.4.61

ST4917 MONTACUTE CP THE BOROUGH (North side, off) 7/130 North-east and south-east pavilions to east forecourt, Montacute House 19.4.61 GV I Corner pavilions to former entrance courtyard. 1590-1600, by William Arnold for Sir Edward Phelips. Ham stone ashlar; Welsh slate ogee-hip roof with openwork stone finial. Square on plan; single-storey, but treated elevatinally as and possibly formerly 2 storeys, single-bay each face. Plinth, string, upper cill band, cornice with console bracket dentils, ornamental merlins to low castellated parapets, with obelisk corner finials set on corner Doric columns which have corbel bases it string course level; each lace has a composite 1+3+1 light window, of which the centre lights form a semi-circular bay, the upper windows having transome, and all windows diamond-leaded: on north west corner (north-east pavilion) and south west corner (south east pavilion) are chamfered cambered-arched doorways. Interiors plain, ashlar faced, with simple vaulted ceilings. The dominant features of trio original entrance forecourt, probably used as occasional lodging roods, and originally matched by a central gateway, made redundant in 1785. (Girouard, M and others, Montacute House, National Trust, 1985).

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