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Heatherton Park

A Grade II Listed Building in Bradford-on-Tone, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9905 / 50°59'25"N

Longitude: -3.1847 / 3°11'4"W

OS Eastings: 316950

OS Northings: 121905

OS Grid: ST169219

Mapcode National: GBR LX.KYVG

Mapcode Global: FRA 466H.K3M

Plus Code: 9C2RXRR8+64

Entry Name: Heatherton Park

Listing Date: 25 January 1956

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1060339

English Heritage Legacy ID: 270954

Location: Bradford-on-Tone, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA4

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Bradford-on-Tone

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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5/10 Heatherton Park
Country house, now flats. Circa 1770 for Sir Thomas Gunston, alteration; 1790s, porch
and conservatory 1840s, chapel added c1920. Brick, rendered on facade, rusticated
ground floor mainly obscured on entrance facade by ashlar conservatory left, and C20
lateral stair to right hand block, hipped slate roofs, moulded cornice, large brick
stacks,Plan: main 5-bay block facing south, 4-bay east front linked in north east
corner by 3-bay service wing, 2 small square lodges abutting on north front enclosing
service yard, conservatory fronting main block linked by open loggia to west
end of chapel lying north-south. Three storeys plus attic, 5:3 bays; 2 flat roofed
3-light dormers in roof space mainblock, 12-pane sashes below, moulded surrounds
with console brackets to sills second floor, first floor similar with moulded lintels
and pediment to central window main block, C20 glazed French windows inserted in
service block for lateral stair, main block ground floor masked by flat roofed
conservatory, four 9-pane windows flanking central projecting flat roofed porch,
balustrade, square headed doorway with very narrow side lights; conservator continued
as open loggia with pilasters linking chapel: hipped asbestos slate roof, early C18
baroque-style detailing. Rear elevation looking onto courtyard; pilaster quoins,
semi-circular headed blind arcade ground floor with 2 divided
tracery lights, one over back door, some 12-pane sash windows: 2 single storey pyramid
roofed lodges with central stacks. Interior not seen. William Blogg exibited a drawing
at the Royal Acadaemy in 1797 for improving the front of Heatherton House, though it
is not certain whether it was for this property or one in Sussex. The Adair family,
commemorated in the Church of St Giles (qv), lived at Heatherton in the C19 and sold
the estate in 1920. In 1922 it became St Katherine School when the chapel, a very
accomplished pastiche of a baroque building, was erected.
Photograph in NMR; Colvin. 4 Bibliographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1978;
Mathews, Bradford and its History, 1925).

Listing NGR: ST1695021905

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