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Chilworthy House

A Grade II Listed Building in Combe St Nicholas, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9061 / 50°54'21"N

Longitude: -2.9717 / 2°58'18"W

OS Eastings: 331773

OS Northings: 112298

OS Grid: ST317122

Mapcode National: GBR M6.RBXP

Mapcode Global: FRA 46NQ.42M

Plus Code: 9C2VW24H+C8

Entry Name: Chilworthy House

Listing Date: 4 February 1958

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1248389

English Heritage Legacy ID: 429986

ID on this website: 101248389

Location: Clayhanger, Somerset, TA20

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Combe St Nicholas

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Combe St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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6/45 Chilworthy House
(formerly listed in Ilminster
without CP)


Country house. Late C19, Random rubble local stone, quoins, Ham stone dressings, slate roofs, coped verges, buff brick
stacks in groups of 2 and 3 set diagonally on base, moulded caps. Plan: on sloping site, land rises to the south with
loggia and billiard root on pardon front, principal roods on east front (entrance) and north. Tudor manorial style.
East front; 2 and a half storey gable ends flanking 2 storey centre, one and half storey billiard wing lit on return,
1:l:2:1 bays, 3-,4- and 5-light stone ovolo- moulded mullion windows, end bay left 4-light canted bay with hipped stone
slate roof: single storey porch centre of main block with gabled centre to parapet with unidentified coat of arms,
cornice, depressed Tudor arch head opening with hoodmould, ribbed and studded door, 15-panel inner door, roughcast
returns, circular lights with pedimented lintels, Interior: entrance hall with 16-panel moulded compartment ceiling,
chimneypiece in late C15 style, cup and cover capitals supporting mantelpiece, panelled stair-well against rear wall
otherwise little interior decoration of note; chamfered beam with step and runout stops in kitchen, probably reused.
Externally a very successful pastiche of a Tudor manor house. The house was purchased by Sir Herman Runge c1900 and his
jranddauqhter, the novelist Monica Dickens, set her first two novels around the house (The Times, 25 March l985).

Listing NGR: ST3177312298

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