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Leigh Court

A Grade II Listed Building in Pitminster, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9629 / 50°57'46"N

Longitude: -3.1409 / 3°8'27"W

OS Eastings: 319976

OS Northings: 118783

OS Grid: ST199187

Mapcode National: GBR LZ.MQ3M

Mapcode Global: FRA 469K.Q5P

Entry Name: Leigh Court

Listing Date: 25 February 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1060330

English Heritage Legacy ID: 271041

Location: Pitminster, Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA3

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane

Civil Parish: Pitminster

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

9/94 Leigh Court
Rectory, now dwelling. Circa 1837. Render over rubble, shallow pitch hipped slate roof,
boxed eaves, renewed moulded cornice, roughcast stacks flanking central bay and rising
on returns. Double pile facing west, service wing set back to north-east. Two storeys,
2:1:2 bays, centre bay breaks forward slightly with pedimented top projecting through
eaves,pilaster quoins, 12-pane sashes with moulded architraves lugged on first floor
with sills on console brackets, ground floor console brackets to projecting lintels,
central projecting, canted Ionic porch, curved entrance facade wall with blind niches
and pilaster responds flanking panelled door, originally 2-leaf, with rectangular leaded
light. Right return (south front) 1:3:1 bays with central full height projecting canted
bay, 12-pane sashes first floor, ground floor left inserted C20 French windows, central
window altered C20, end bay right flat roofed hexagonal bay with many paned lights.
Interior: the main feature of interest is the full height stair case hall with a screen
of Ionic columns and entablature on 3 sides at ground floor level, Corinthian column
screen to first floor gallery, and an unusual wrought iron balustrade of serpents and
C scrolls to cantilever stone stair; conservatory opening off hall on east front. The
house is reputed to have been built by the rector, the Rev Henry Tippetts Tucker, a fire
having destroyed the earlier rectory and manor house circa 1837. (Anon, Parish and Parish
Church of St Michael, Angersleigh, no date;Photoqraph in NMR).

Listing NGR: ST1997618783

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