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Pyrland Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cheddon Fitzpaine, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0428 / 51°2'33"N

Longitude: -3.1037 / 3°6'13"W

OS Eastings: 322720

OS Northings: 127623

OS Grid: ST227276

Mapcode National: GBR M1.GMHF

Mapcode Global: FRA 46DC.6PR

Entry Name: Pyrland Hall

Listing Date: 25 February 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1176079

English Heritage Legacy ID: 270566

Location: Cheddon Fitzpaine, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA2

County: Somerset

District: Taunton Deane

Civil Parish: Cheddon Fitzpaine

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


5/57 Pyrland Hall


Country house, now boys preparatory school. Circa 1760 for Sir William Yea. Render grooved as ashlar over brick, Bath
stone dressings, brick service courtyard at rear, hipped slate roofs behind parapet, cavetto moulded cornice, flat band
string course, cyma recta moulded cornice to wings. Main block with projecting single storeys one room wings linked by
Ionic colonnade, service courtyard at rear. Neo-Classical style. 3 storeys, 5 bays, centre 3 break forward slightly
single bay, single storey projecting wings, second floor 4-pane sash windows centre, tripartite in outer bays, first
floor similar but sash windows without glazing bars, ground floor windows renewed C20, tripartile sash windows in outer
bays, 9-bay Ionic, Bath stone colonnade with dentil cornice and boarded soffit fronting 4 and 2-light mullioned and
transomed windows flanking central half glazed double door. Interior: hall, Ionic screen, dado and good plasterwork
cornices, imperial plan stick stair with cut string and inlaid mahogany handrail, plasterwork decoration to soffits in
Greek style, Venetian window on landing and decorative plasterwork to circular skylight; notable number of
original panelled doors, except those to headmaster's study and library in entrance hall; Adam-style plasterwork in
wings, right hand wing contains good marble chimney piece. The Yea estates were sold 1911 and the building was
sympathetically converted to school use circa 1953. (AJ Monday, The History of the Family of Yea, 1885).

Listing NGR: ST2272027623

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