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Midelney Manor, Forecourt and Garden Walling with Gate Piers

A Grade I Listed Building in Drayton, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0023 / 51°0'8"N

Longitude: -2.842 / 2°50'31"W

OS Eastings: 341016

OS Northings: 122879

OS Grid: ST410228

Mapcode National: GBR MD.K1SZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 46YG.DNJ

Entry Name: Midelney Manor, Forecourt and Garden Walling with Gate Piers

Listing Date: 17 April 1959

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1056918

English Heritage Legacy ID: 264359

Location: Drayton, South Somerset, Somerset, TA10

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Drayton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


4/38 Midelney Manor, forecourt and
garden walling with gate-piers



Manor house in landscaped grounds. On a former island site, the property of Muchelney Abbey, passing to the Trevillian
family after the Dissolution. Present house late C16 in 2 distinct halves by Richard and Thomas Trevillian, early C18
work particularly to the interior, further work of 1830. Coursed and squared lias with Hamstone dressings, coped
verges, slate and plain-tiled roofs, some brick; tall ashlar stacks with moulded caps. Elizabethan, U-shaped frontage
with 2 long front-facing wings, attached falconer's mews at rear. Two storeys, part with an attic, 1:2:2:1 bay
frontage, 2, 3, and 4-light moulded stone-mullioned windows, restored iron casements to lights with square-paned leaded
lights, stopped labels; 3 gabled attic dormers to left half of roof; outer face of each wing with blank 2 and 3- light
windows. Two main entrances, one in each angle of the forecourt, ribbed doors; low forecourt wall, gateway with ashlar
piers with ball caps. Brick falconer's mews attached at rear, rectangular on plan, now altered to a kitchen; blocked
door opening with a semi-circular head in a moulded freestone surround, flanked by 2 oval windows, beneath a series of
rectangular niches. Rear garden enclosed by a high brick wall with a freestone coping, entered through 2 principal
gateways, ashlar piers with moulded caps and ball finials. Interior of the house with much important early C18 work
including panelling to 2 rooms and a vestibule on the ground floor, the latter with a shell-headed niche; first floor
reached by dog leg staircase in right wing, turned balusters, richly moulded hand-rail; further panelling to 3 roofs on
first floor; some features remain from the late C16 including kitchen fireplace in left wing, some ceiling beams and
lias flooring. (Country Life, November 24, 1934).

Listing NGR: ST4101622879

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