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South-west gateway to Montacute House

A Grade II Listed Building in Montacute, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9501 / 50°57'0"N

Longitude: -2.7157 / 2°42'56"W

OS Eastings: 349818

OS Northings: 116985

OS Grid: ST498169

Mapcode National: GBR MK.NHSG

Mapcode Global: FRA 566L.MTG

Plus Code: 9C2VX72M+2P

Entry Name: South-west gateway to Montacute House

Listing Date: 27 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1262471

English Heritage Legacy ID: 434943

Location: Montacute, South Somerset, Somerset, TA15

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Montacute

Built-Up Area: Montacute

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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THE BOROUGH (north side)
South-west gateway to Montacute House

Entrance gateway. Probably C19. Ham stone ashlar walls and piers; wrought-iron gate. Wing walls about 2.5m high, with thin copings, having quarter-circle curves back to central gateway, which has square piers with plinth, pulvinated frieze and flat moulded cornice-caps; gateway about 3m wide, with pair of wrought-iron gates having scroll-braced necked spearpoints to middle and top rails, with ogee braces.

An important element in the setting of Montacute House (q.v), as well as in the streetscene at a prominent point in the heart of the village. Probably erected during the re-organisation of the grounds which was carried out between 1845 and 1852.

(Girouard, M and others: Montacute House. The National Trust, 1985).

Listing NGR: ST4981816985

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