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IoE Number: 264359
Location: MIDELNEY MANOR, FORECOURT AND GARDEN WALLING WITH GATE PIERS, MIDELNEY ROAD (north side)
  DRAYTON, SOUTH SOMERSET, SOMERSET
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Date Photographed: N/A
Date listed: 17 April 1959
Date of last amendment: 17 April 1959
Grade I

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ST42SWDRAYTON CPMIDELNEY ROAD (North side)MIDELNEY4/38Midelney Manor, forecourt andgarden walling with gate-piers

ST42SW DRAYTON CP MIDELNEY ROAD (North side) MIDELNEY 4/38 Midelney Manor, forecourt and garden walling with gate-piers 17.4.59 GV I Manor house in landscaped grounds. On a former island site, the property of Muchelney Abbey, passing to the Trevillian family after the Dissolution. Present house late C16 in 2 distinct halves by Richard and Thomas Trevillian, early C18 work particularly to the interior, further work of 1830. Coursed and squared lias with Hamstone dressings, coped verges, slate and plain-tiled roofs, some brick; tall ashlar stacks with moulded caps. Elizabethan, U-shaped frontage with 2 long front-facing wings, attached falconer's mews at rear. Two storeys, part with an attic, 1:2:2:1 bay frontage, 2, 3, and 4-light moulded stone-mullioned windows, restored iron casements to lights with square-paned leaded lights, stopped labels; 3 gabled attic dormers to left half of roof; outer face of each wing with blank 2 and 3- light windows. Two main entrances, one in each angle of the forecourt, ribbed doors; low forecourt wall, gateway with ashlar piers with ball caps. Brick falconer's mews attached at rear, rectangular on plan, now altered to a kitchen; blocked door opening with a semi-circular head in a moulded freestone surround, flanked by 2 oval windows, beneath a series of rectangular niches. Rear garden enclosed by a high brick wall with a freestone coping, entered through 2 principal gateways, ashlar piers with moulded caps and ball finials. Interior of the house with much important early C18 work including panelling to 2 rooms and a vestibule on the ground floor, the latter with a shell-headed niche; first floor reached by dog leg staircase in right wing, turned balusters, richly moulded hand-rail; further panelling to 3 roofs on first floor; some features remain from the late C16 including kitchen fireplace in left wing, some ceiling beams and lias flooring. (Country Life, November 24, 1934).

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