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Cricket Court, and Attached Balustraded Walling Around Basement Areas

A Grade II* Listed Building in Knowle St. Giles, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.8987 / 50°53'55"N

Longitude: -2.9113 / 2°54'40"W

OS Eastings: 336011

OS Northings: 111414

OS Grid: ST360114

Mapcode National: GBR M9.RN89

Mapcode Global: FRA 46SQ.PM2

Plus Code: 9C2VV3XQ+FF

Entry Name: Cricket Court, and Attached Balustraded Walling Around Basement Areas

Listing Date: 4 February 1958

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1056158

English Heritage Legacy ID: 262182

Location: Knowle St. Giles, South Somerset, Somerset, TA19

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Knowle St. Giles

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Cricket Malherbie with Knowle St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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2/56 Cricket Court, and attached
balustraded walling around
basement areas

Country house. Erected 1811 for Admiral Pitt, possibly modified in late C19. Local stone some rendered and
colourwashed, flint panels. Ham stone ashlar dressings; hipped elevation of 4 bays, the basement concealed by
earthworks. Rusticated quoins; ground floor windows large 20-pane sashes with eared and heeled architraves and aetope
friezes over bays 1 2 and 4, above which is a cornice carrying a wrought iron balcony at first floor level, the
windows at this level being casements with timber pediments: to bay 3 a pair of flush-panelled doors in Egyptian style
battered architrave, protected by projecting portico, up 11 steps, with 4 Tuscan columns and matching pilasters, full
entablature and pediment, and added roof over: the entrance stair flanked by balustraded walling which extends
serpentine fashion around the basement areas surrounding the house: basement windows 8-liqht segmental-arched. North
elevation 3 bays and west 4 bays, with marjined French doors below end above, the upper windows cutting through
cornice, 2-bays of each elevation being set in segmental curve. Interior not accessible. A highly eccentric design,
quite possibly by Pitt himself: fragments of a C16 house preceeding this said to survive, (Pevsner, N, Buildings of
England, South and West Somerset, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST3601111414

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