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Latitude: 50.9513 / 50°57'4"N
Longitude: -2.7133 / 2°42'47"W
OS Eastings: 349991
OS Northings: 117119
OS Grid: ST499171
Mapcode National: GBR MK.NBF1
Mapcode Global: FRA 566L.GRT
Plus Code: 9C2VX72P+GM
Entry Name: North-east and south-east pavilions to east forecourt, Montacute House
Listing Date: 19 April 1961
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1262475
English Heritage Legacy ID: 434952
Location: Montacute, South Somerset, Somerset, TA15
District: South Somerset
Civil Parish: Montacute
Built-Up Area: Montacute
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
THE BOROUGH (north side, off)
North-east and south-east pavilions to east forecourt, Montacute House
Corner pavilions to former entrance courtyard. 1590-1600, by William Arnold for Sir Edward Phelips. Ham stone ashlar; Welsh slate ogee-hip roof with openwork stone finial.
Square on plan; single-storey, but treated elevatinally as and possibly formerly two storeys, single-bay each face. Plinth, string, upper cill band, cornice with console bracket dentils, ornamental merlins to low castellated parapets, with obelisk corner finials set on corner Doric columns which have corbel bases it string course level; each lace has a composite 1+3+1 light window, of which the centre lights form a semi-circular bay, the upper windows having transome, and all windows diamond-leaded: on north west corner (north-east pavilion) and south west corner (south east pavilion) are chamfered cambered-arched doorways.
Interiors plain, ashlar faced, with simple vaulted ceilings. The dominant features of trio original entrance forecourt, probably used as occasional lodging rooms, and originally matched by a central gateway, made redundant in 1785.
(Girouard, M and others, Montacute House, National Trust, 1985).
Listing NGR: ST4999117119
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