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IoE Number: 33445
Photographer: Mike Bedingfield LRPS
Date Photographed: 03 September 2000
Date listed: 16 March 1984
Date of last amendment: 16 March 1984
Grade II*

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ST 46 NEBROCKLEYCHELVEY (north side)6/53Chelvey Court and Bridge to theeast and 2 Outbuildings to theG.V.south-west- -

ST 46 NE BROCKLEY CHELVEY (north side) 6/53 Chelvey Court and Bridge to the east and 2 Outbuildings to the G.V. south-west - - II* Large manor or court house. Circa 1618 to 1660 for Edward and John Tynte; altered (the south part demolished) in 1805. Coursed rubble with freestone dressings, pantiled roof, hipped at south end behind a coped parapet. L-plan with north wing. 3 storeys and attics. East elevation. 4 bays: 2-light casement windows, French windows on the ground floor; large central buttress with off-sets (all 1805). To the left of the buttress on the ground floor is a panelled door in a chamfered surround with a segmental head; moulded cornice on brackets. On the first floor at the far left is a projecting, square ashlar porch with an elaborate openwork balustrade; panelled door in moulded surround with imposts and a depressed 4-centred head; frieze of roses; one twisted column survives to the left; open segmental pediment with, in the tympanum, the arms of John Tynte on a cartouche and flanked by bunches of fruit; the pediment is flanked by tapering pilasters; all in a mannerist fashion. The porch is reached by a single arched rubble bridge, approximately 3-4 yards long. North elevation is irregular with 2 gables and a mixture of single, 2- and 3-light casement windows with ovolo moulded mullions and under dripmoulds. The west elevation is irregular of 5 bays with 2- and 3-light casement and cross windows (some blocked) with ovolo moulded mullions and surrounds, under dripmoulds and relieving arches. The outbuildings to the south-west consist of the remains of a square, rubble tower with a single light window in a moulded surround; and an adjoining building which has a chamfered doorway with a segmental head under a dripstone, in the gable end. Interior. Throughout the building are fragments of C17 panelling and doors. Ground floor: rear (west) living room (formerly a kitchen) has a panelled fire surround with a 6-row spit rack above, against the south wall is a bench table with a moulded cornice and resting on chamfered, square uprights; the central front (east) room has a moulded ashlar fire surround with a 4-centred head and an arched ashlar doorway with a keystone and imposts, large studded and panelled door. First floor: the inner door is panelled and has a moulded surround with a 4-centred head; the Blue- Room (centre east) has grained and painted panelling with a bead and reel edging which retains traces of gilding, large painted ashlar fireplace with a 4-centred head, a frieze of strapwork, lozenges within squares and circles, a dentilled cornice on brackets and an overmantel bearing the Tynte and Gorges arms; to the right (north) of the Blue Room is a bedroom which has panelled surrounds to the windows, as in the Blue Room but now overpainted, a central oval ceiling panel which is embellished with foliage and painted and gilded,and an ashlar fireplace with a moulded surround and a 4-centred head. The top floor has 2 further, similar fireplaces, some panelled doors and a coved cornice in one room. Large open well staircase rises through the 3 floors: turned balusters moulded closed string and moulded handrails, panelled newel posts with ball finials; the ceiling has a large plaster pendant ornamented with foliage and fruit and it is surrounded by a ribbed rosette with flower and thistle motifs. (Country Life, 21.V.1910. N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England : North Somerset and Bristol, 1958).

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