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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: 349817

OS Northings: 116984

OS Grid: ST498169

Mapcode National: GBR MK.NHSG

Mapcode Global: FRA 566L.MTG

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

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Montacute

Built-Up Area: Montacute

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

8/122 South-west gateway to Montacute
Entrance gateway. Probably C19. Ham stone ashlar walls and piers; wrot-iron gate. Wing walls about 2.5m high, with
thin copings, having quarter- circle curves hack to central gateway, which his square piers with plinth, pulvinated
frieze and flat moulded cornice-caps; gateway about 3m wide, with pair of wrot-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, l985).

Listing NGR: ST4981516984

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