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IoE Number: 267916
Photographer: Dr Neil Bentham
Date Photographed: 04 April 2003
Date listed: 11 March 1968
Date of last amendment: 11 March 1968
Grade I

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KILMERSDON CPST75SWAMMERDOWN PARK6/133Ammerdown House and stables nowknown as Ammerdown Study Centre11.3.68

KILMERSDON CP ST75SW AMMERDOWN PARK 6/133 Ammerdown House and stables now known as Ammerdown Study Centre 11.3.68 GV I Country house and stables with adjacent formal gardens in emparked landscape; stables converted to study centre. 1788 by James Wyatt for Thomas Samuel Jolliffe; enlarged in conforming style 1857 by Manners and Gill and 1877; further alteration to west front of 1901, possibly by Sir Edwin Lutyens; stables much altered with considerable non-conforming additions after 1971. Bath stone ashlar. Rectangular on plan with service wing and stables to north. Classical style in the Wyatt idiom. South front probably the least altered, 3 storeys, windows of decreasing size, 1:5:1 bays, those to each side projecting slightly with blind apertures; high rusticated ground floor with Venetian windows in large semi-circular headed arches; first floor band; upper windows in moulded stone architraves, on first floor with cornices, dividing plain pilasters and pilasters at the angels; entablature, cornice and parapet with coping; all window openings with sashes with glazing bars. Entrance front to west in conforming style; 3 bays, paired pilasters; single-storeyed porch to north-west corner, an addition of 1877, contemporary the smoking room to north attached to entrance to former stable yard by 2-storeyed service wing, 3-storeyed tower; entrance to stable yard through semi-circular head archway, triangular pediment over with arms in relief to tympanum, paired wood and wrought- iron gates. Range of former stables at rear. Interior of house with many fine features. (Country Life, Feb 16, and March 2, 1929).

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