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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1262474
English Heritage Legacy ID: 434950
Location: Montacute, South Somerset, Somerset, TA15
Civil Parish: Montacute
Built-Up Area: Montacute
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
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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