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IoE Number: 263364
Location: COMPTON CASTLE, OLD ROAD
  COMPTON PAUNCEFOOT, SOUTH SOMERSET, SOMERSET
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Date listed: 24 March 1961
Date of last amendment: 24 March 1961
Grade II

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COMPTON PAUNCEFOOT CPST62NWOLD ROAD4/39Compton Castle24.3.61

COMPTON PAUNCEFOOT CP ST62NW OLD ROAD 4/39 Compton Castle 24.3.61 GV II Country house. Incorporating a C17 house, remodelled and greatly enlarged c1820 for Mr Hussey Hunt by Finden of Bath. Ham stone ashlar; Welsh slate roofs, mostly hipped, behind castellated parapets on all but west side; stone chimney stacks. A Gothick castle in vast landscaped grounds. Complex plan, two storeys with attics; west entrance elevation of 2 + 2 + 3 bays, the centre bays being set back considerably, not treated architecturally. East garden front of 3 bays; circular corner turrets and centre bay higher than remainder; to bays 1 and 3 angled bay windows of 1 + 2 + 1 lights, pointed arched below and cusped flat headed above, with castellated parapets hiding flat roofs; centre bay has single pointed arched window under square label to first floor, with 3 slit lights to attic; ground floor has projecting porch with offset corner buttresses ending in crocketted finials with battlemented parapets; tall open pointed arch. North and south elevations to match; the north elevation has projecting 2-storey square bay at east end, then a single storey angled bay, another circular turret, and ordinary hollow chamfered mullioned windows with square labels and a simple doorway before a projecting wing with oriel window on east return wall. South wing not quite a mirror copy, because the details are generally simpler, especially in the square bay but the angled single-storey bay is grander, with 2 + 3 + 2 Y-tracery windows; some work at the west end could incorporate C17 work. Interior not accessible at tine of survey (June 1985): if substantially unaltered regrading of the house may need consideration. (Colvin H M, Dictionary of British Architecture 1660-1840, 1954; Pevsner, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958).

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