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Evercreech House sherston House sherston Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Evercreech, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1474 / 51°8'50"N

Longitude: -2.5045 / 2°30'16"W

OS Eastings: 364807

OS Northings: 138801

OS Grid: ST648388

Mapcode National: GBR MV.7WW1

Mapcode Global: VH8B7.JFV8

Entry Name: Evercreech House sherston House sherston Lodge

Listing Date: 2 June 1961

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1059176

English Heritage Legacy ID: 268429

Location: Evercreech, Mendip, Somerset, BA4

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Evercreech

Built-Up Area: Evercreech

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


HIGH STREET (South side)Sherston Lodge,Sherston House and Evercreech House (previously listed as Donsella House)

Country house,now divided into three dwellings.Mid/late C18,C20 work.Rubble,mostly coursed and squired,freestone dressings,hipped slate and asbestos slate roofs,brick, rendered,and ashlar stacks.Classical style,irregular plan composed of three distinct sections.Two-storeyed,three-bay wing to left of road frontage,corner pilasters,plain first floor band,moulded cornice,parapet with coping;twelve-pane sash windows in moulded freestone surrounds;door opening to right,paired panelled doors,probably C20,flanking fluted Ionic pilasters,C20 slated wooden porch on two square Doric columns.This portion of the building in conforming style on other elevations.Attached to the north a two-storeyed wing of lower height,wide bracketted eaves,fixed-light twelve-pane casements in moulded stone architraves on first floor,two door openings,three-quarter glazed doors,one in fluted surround.The north face of this wing with three full-height canted bays with pyramidal roofs,tripartite windows,predominantly sashes on ground floor.Venetian windows on first floor,sashes, the heads of the centre windows with radiating glazing bars.Further six-bay range attached to west,formerly the service quarters,three and four-light stone-mullioned windows.Interior with features of interest including ornamental plasterwork(cornices and a frieze),staircase,and early/mid C19 fireplace.Believed to have been the home of general Charles George Gordon,1833-85, killed at Khartoum.(Photograph in NMR).

Listing NGR: ST6480738801

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