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Park House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Mells, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.2366 / 51°14'11"N

Longitude: -2.4121 / 2°24'43"W

OS Eastings: 371322

OS Northings: 148682

OS Grid: ST713486

Mapcode National: GBR MZ.28PR

Mapcode Global: VH97C.45NV

Entry Name: Park House

Listing Date: 11 March 1968

Last Amended: 27 November 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1058296

English Heritage Legacy ID: 266792

Location: Mells, Mendip, Somerset, BA11

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Mells

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


3/93 Park House
(previously listed as Park House
with adjoining out-buildings)


Country house. Circa 1925, incorporating service court of C18 house, by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Reginald McKenna. Bath
stone ashlar, coved eaves cornice, stone slate roof, 3 squared ashlar off ridge stacks. "U"-plan, mannerist classicism.
2-storeys and basement, 7-bays; corner Tuscan pilasters and plaster between each bay; sashes with glazing bars in
reveals with slightly emphasised keystones, around floor openings with moulded sills, openings on first floor have
rectangular block-like projections directly below them. Central door opening has moulded stone architrave incorporating
Gibbs surround, above pulvinated frieze, broken pediment with large projecting "key", three-quarter glazed door.
Returns of 4-bays. To rear, wings enclose cloistered quadrangle incorporating some retains of the earlier house;
elliptical headed archways on ground floor, above window openings, those to east blank; further door opening in Gibbs
surround, three-quarter glazed door. Interior has plasterwork, panelling, doors and fireplaces by Sir Herbert Jekyll.

Listing NGR: ST7132248682

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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