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Gazebo, Steps, Terraces and Walls to North West of Merefield House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Crewkerne, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8855 / 50°53'7"N

Longitude: -2.7939 / 2°47'37"W

OS Eastings: 344251

OS Northings: 109860

OS Grid: ST442098

Mapcode National: GBR MG.SG0R

Mapcode Global: FRA 561R.MCK

Entry Name: Gazebo, Steps, Terraces and Walls to North West of Merefield House

Listing Date: 12 June 1950

Last Amended: 6 December 1993

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1208228

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390351

Location: Crewkerne, South Somerset, Somerset, TA18

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Crewkerne

Built-Up Area: Crewkerne

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Crewkerne

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Listing Text


CREWKERNE

ST4409 EAST STREET
876-1/7/73 (North side)
12/06/50 Gazebo, steps, terraces and walls to
north-west of Merefield House
(Formerly Listed as:
EAST STREET
(North side)
Gates, railings & walls to grounds &
summerhouse to grounds of Merefield
House)

GV II*

Gazebo. Early C18.
MATERIALS: stucco forward-facing gable, Flemish-bond brick to
the rest, with slate roof and brick stack to rear gable end.
PLAN: square plan.
EXTERIOR: single-storey; 2-window range. A steep Dutch gable
with moulded coping, supports a formerly gilded eagle at the
apex, and a sun dial to the front. 4 pilasters below a moulded
cornice articulate 3 narrow bays; the outer ones have tall
windows of 6 rows of 3 panes, in moulded architraves with
segmental arches and keystones.
To the centre is a lower, flat, moulded hood with a concave
front, over a C20 door.
INTERIOR: virtually complete early C18. The square coved
ceiling has a hemi-spherical dome to the centre with pendant
vine leaves and grapes, set in a square moulded frame with
oramented spandrels. There is a fine box-cornice over
full-height panelling above the dado, plain below, and some
original skirting boards. The limestone fireplace has an eared
architrave with stone hobs and a C20 free-standing stove in
front; above it is one large panel to the top, a narrow
horizontal one to the centre, and paired raised panels above
the fireplace. This is flanked by shell alcoves with fretted
shelves and raised-and-fielded panels to cupboards below. The
floor is of limestone squares with small slate squares inset
at the corners.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: a long flight of stone steps and terraces
lead up to the door; high brick walls with Ham Hill stone
coping moulded to the edges, enclose the garden to the south
and meet the late C19 wing of Merefield House (qv); these
sweep up to join the facade of the gazebo just below the
cornice. Fine lead urns stand on each corner to the north, and
the lower flights of steps are flanked by 2 pairs of piers
with raised and field panels.
This is a fine example of a town house gazebo with its
associated terraced garden.


Listing NGR: ST4425109860

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Description


CREWKERNE

ST4409 EAST STREET
876-1/7/73 (North side)
12/06/50 Gazebo, steps, terraces and walls to
north-west of Merefield House
(Formerly Listed as:
EAST STREET
(North side)
Gates, railings & walls to grounds &
summerhouse to grounds of Merefield
House)

GV II*

Gazebo. Early C18.
MATERIALS: stucco forward-facing gable, Flemish-bond brick to
the rest, with slate roof and brick stack to rear gable end.
PLAN: square plan.
EXTERIOR: single-storey; 2-window range. A steep Dutch gable
with moulded coping, supports a formerly gilded eagle at the
apex, and a sun dial to the front. 4 pilasters below a moulded
cornice articulate 3 narrow bays; the outer ones have tall
windows of 6 rows of 3 panes, in moulded architraves with
segmental arches and keystones.
To the centre is a lower, flat, moulded hood with a concave
front, over a C20 door.
INTERIOR: virtually complete early C18. The square coved
ceiling has a hemi-spherical dome to the centre with pendant
vine leaves and grapes, set in a square moulded frame with
oramented spandrels. There is a fine box-cornice over
full-height panelling above the dado, plain below, and some
original skirting boards. The limestone fireplace has an eared
architrave with stone hobs and a C20 free-standing stove in
front; above it is one large panel to the top, a narrow
horizontal one to the centre, and paired raised panels above
the fireplace. This is flanked by shell alcoves with fretted
shelves and raised-and-fielded panels to cupboards below. The
floor is of limestone squares with small slate squares inset
at the corners.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: a long flight of stone steps and terraces
lead up to the door; high brick walls with Ham Hill stone
coping moulded to the edges, enclose the garden to the south
and meet the late C19 wing of Merefield House (qv); these
sweep up to join the facade of the gazebo just below the
cornice. Fine lead urns stand on each corner to the north, and
the lower flights of steps are flanked by 2 pairs of piers
with raised and field panels.
This is a fine example of a town house gazebo with its
associated terraced garden.


Listing NGR: ST4425109860

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