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Tower House (Hinton House) and Wing Wall Attached to North Side

A Grade II Listed Building in Hinton St George, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9085 / 50°54'30"N

Longitude: -2.8289 / 2°49'44"W

OS Eastings: 341815

OS Northings: 112446

OS Grid: ST418124

Mapcode National: GBR MD.R53P

Mapcode Global: FRA 46YP.ZP7

Entry Name: Tower House (Hinton House) and Wing Wall Attached to North Side

Listing Date: 4 February 1958

Last Amended: 18 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1056133

English Heritage Legacy ID: 262324

Location: Hinton St. George, South Somerset, Somerset, TA17

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Hinton St. George

Built-Up Area: Hinton St George

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Hinton St George with Dinnington

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Listing Text


7/72 Tower House
(Hinton House) and wing wall
attached to north side
(formerly listed as part of
Hinton House and Stables)

House, formerly the porte cochere of Hinton House (qv). 1814 by Jeffry Wyatt (later Sir Jeffry Wyattville) for fourth
Earl Poulett. Ham stone ashlar; concrete slate roofs, partly hipped, partly hidden by parapets. Single-storey except
for tower which is 2-storey; west elevation of 7 bays, the tower being bay 4. Plinth, string courses, battlemented
parapets; to bays 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7 are two-light Y-traceried marginal casement windows in pointed-arched recesses with
labels; bays 3 and 5 set higher, with blank shield plaques over windows; bay 6 has a 4-light flat-arched window to
match. Base of tower has tall moulded 4-centre archway with pair of split boarded doors with ornamental leaded
fanlight. The 2-stage tower has side pilasters, a plaque with a device (not the Poulett Arms) over the doorway arch.
Above is a clock set into a recessed square panel, weathervane on top. The wall extended northwards to match, with a
4-centre open arch close to the house. On the east side the matching tower arch blocked by a 'Y'-traceried casement:
the remaining windows appear to be of late C20, as are the roofs: the date 1814 appears on the rainwater stackheads
under the Poulett arms. Interior not seen. Of important group value with Hinton House (qv). Design exhibited at Royal
Academy, 1814 (VCH Somerset, Vol IV, 1978, pp41-44).

Listing NGR: ST4181512446

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