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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: 349957

OS Northings: 117160

OS Grid: ST499171

Mapcode National: GBR MK.NB9M

Mapcode Global: FRA 566L.GL5

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

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Montacute

Built-Up Area: Montacute

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

ST4917 MONTACUTE CP THE BOROUGH (North side, off)
7/128 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 6 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: ST4995717160

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