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Brymore School (Main Block)

A Grade II Listed Building in Cannington, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.149 / 51°8'56"N

Longitude: -3.0796 / 3°4'46"W

OS Eastings: 324582

OS Northings: 139416

OS Grid: ST245394

Mapcode National: GBR M2.7TWR

Mapcode Global: VH7DG.KDS0

Entry Name: Brymore School (Main Block)

Listing Date: 29 March 1963

Last Amended: 24 June 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1059065

English Heritage Legacy ID: 268873

Location: Cannington, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA5

County: Somerset

District: Sedgemoor

Civil Parish: Cannington

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


7/25 Brymore School
(Main Block)
(formerly listed as Brymore House
[now an Agricultural School]
under General)



Country house, now an agricultural school. Of 3 distinct builds; to left a late C18 wing, to centre a C15 porch, to
right a lid/late C19 wing. Cl8 wing roughcast, plain band at first floor level, moulded cornice, parapet, hipped slate
roof, brick stacks; 3 storeys, 5 bays, 12-pane sash windows, except 6-pane sash windows to second floor, slightly
cambered heads. Low 2-storey rubble porch to centre, 2-stage angle buttresses, embattied parapet with heraldic shields;
restored moulded pointed arch door opening with a label, paired ribbed and studded doors; single 2-light stone
mullioned and transomed window set above, cinquefoiled head and sub-arches, leaded lights, label. Three storey, 3 bay
wing to right, rubble brick dressings, moulded cornice and parapet; 12-pane sash windows except 6-pane sash windows to
second floor; embattled angular bay to ground floor with a 4-light stone mullioned window, each light with a cusped
head. Most important interior features to the C18 wing including some fine cornices; two fireplaces to ground floor,
one in a marble surround with the mantleshelf supported on thin detached Tuscan columns; one in a moulded wooden
surround with a frieze of figures; lofty open-well staircase with cast-iron balusters, moulded handrail, stone treads,
John Pym, the politician, was born here in 1582.

Listing NGR: ST2458239416

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

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