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East patio, with steps and columns, to Montacute House

A Grade II Listed Building in Montacute, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9517 / 50°57'6"N

Longitude: -2.7138 / 2°42'49"W

OS Eastings: 349954

OS Northings: 117162

OS Grid: ST499171

Mapcode National: GBR MK.NB8J

Mapcode Global: FRA 566L.GK2

Plus Code: 9C2VX72P+MF

Entry Name: East patio, with steps and columns, to Montacute House

Listing Date: 27 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1262474

English Heritage Legacy ID: 434950

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, off)
East patio, with steps and columns, to Montacute House

Patio, steps and decorative columns. C16. The patio consists of an area paved with Keinton stone slabs about 4 metres deep, the depth of projection of the end bays, with six plain steps down to forecourt, with end Ham stone balustrades having plinth, turned stone balusters and moulded coping, terminated with square piers capped by Tuscan stone columns about 5 m. tall: four additional columns on bases equally spaced along the steps: their original function not certain, but they are now used to support electric lanterns.

An original feature of the house, much admired by Thomas Corvate (c1577-1617), who considered St. Marks piazza, Venice its inferior.

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

Listing NGR: ST4995417162

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