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IoE Number: 263023
Photographer: Mr Michael Perry
Date Photographed: 30 July 2004
Date listed: 17 April 1959
Date of last amendment: 17 April 1959
Grade II

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ST42NE SOMERTON CP LOWER SOMERTON 4/215 Somerton Court 17.4.59 - II Manor House. C17, modified early and late C19. Local lias stone cut and squared, Ham stone dressings; Welsh slate roof between coped gables, behind low castellated parapets; stone chimney stacks. Traditional form, but Gothicized. Two storeys with basement; south elevation of 7 bays, of which bays 2 and 6 are 2-storey bay windows, and bay 3 is a 3-storey porch tower. String course below parapet; hollow chamfered mullioned window with labels, of 3 lights to bays 1, 3, 5 and 7, of 1+3+1 to bays 2 and 6, all with decorative glazing bars, possibly of cast iron: central porch has semi circular open arch with lozenge imposts and keystone, possibly C17 reused, under square label; above a small sundial, a 3 light window, then a square moulded plaque endorsed F/1A/1641 (James Fisher and his wife) set under a rose window, the whole tower having octagonal turretted corners. Less formal Gothic casements to west side, with pointed traceried arched window to ground floor; similar windows to rear; on north east a small building attached, with bell turret and bell. Interior not seen, but entrance hall in character. (VCH, Volume III, 1974).

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