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A Grade II Listed Building in Merriott, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9046 / 50°54'16"N

Longitude: -2.7961 / 2°47'46"W

OS Eastings: 344115

OS Northings: 111980

OS Grid: ST441119

Mapcode National: GBR MG.R7FW

Mapcode Global: FRA 561Q.6HC

Entry Name: Moorlands

Listing Date: 18 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1056869

English Heritage Legacy ID: 262399

Location: Merriott, South Somerset, Somerset, TA16

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Merriott

Built-Up Area: Merriott

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Merriott

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Listing Text


(also known as Glen House)


Large country house. Late Cl9, in C16 style, by Sir George Gilbert Scott, architect, for William Cuff. Ham stone ashlar
and near ashlar; Welsh slate roots between moulded coped gables, some having crocketted finials; octagonal ashlar
chimney stacks arranged in groups, having moulded plinths and caps. Complex plan: 2 storeys with attics, 6-bay south
elevation. Low battlemented parapet; hollow-chamfer mullioned windows, some with transoms and cinquefoil traceried
lights. Bay 1 has 2-light windows; bay 2 is an octagonal-plan projection with single light to the 3 main faces; bay 3
is gabled, with 3-light windows; bay 4 recessed with 2-light windows. Bay 5 is a 3-storey tower, with single-light
windows at upper level and angled projection at lower level, the battlemented parapet having a corbel table and a small
pediment over a shield plaque between the centre merlins on the south side. Bay 6 is a taller gable with an attic
window, crowned with an animal figure holding a weathervane. Entrance on north side. A romantic composition, but
substantially covered with creeper (June 1986) which obscures much of the detail of an important late C19 house.(VCH
Somerset, Vol IV, 1978, p53).

Listing NGR: ST4411511980

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