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Gatehouse at Combe Florey House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Combe Florey, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0734 / 51°4'24"N

Longitude: -3.213 / 3°12'46"W

OS Eastings: 315112

OS Northings: 131154

OS Grid: ST151311

Mapcode National: GBR LW.DPTP

Mapcode Global: FRA 4658.S3J

Entry Name: Gatehouse at Combe Florey House

Listing Date: 25 February 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1059226

English Heritage Legacy ID: 270277

Location: Combe Florey, Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA4

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane

Civil Parish: Combe Florey

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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3/66 Gatehouse at Combe Florey House



Gatehouse. Dated 1591, reroofed when upper two storeys removed circa 1840. Red sandstone random rubble, slate roofs,
gabled cruciform tower, steeply pitched on wings, coped verges to left of tower. Plan: 2-storey central gatehouse
flanked by single storey wings with attics lit from the gable ends, irregularly placed fenestration; left 4-light ovolo
moulded mullioned window under hood mould leaded panes, gatehouse first floor 10-light mullioned and transomed window
under hood mould with leaded panes and moulded 4 centred arch below with shields terminating hood mould, right-hand one
jambed dated 1591. Projecting gabled latrine tower, lit on left return. Right-hand wing with 3 irregularly placed C20
glazed openings. Interior: fine plaster overmantel with paired figures flanking coat of ares and inscribed below John
Frances 1593. Moulded 4-centred arch fireplace with decorative stops and flanking columns. Plaster ceiling. It is
thought that the Gatehouse formerly occupied more of the area to the Northwest adjoining the church, but this is not

Listing NGR: ST1510931153

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