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North East and South East Pavilions to East Forecourt, Montacute House

A Grade I Listed Building in Montacute, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9513 / 50°57'4"N

Longitude: -2.7133 / 2°42'47"W

OS Eastings: 349993

OS Northings: 117117

OS Grid: ST499171

Mapcode National: GBR MK.NBF1

Mapcode Global: FRA 566L.GSX

Entry Name: North East and South East Pavilions to East Forecourt, Montacute House

Listing Date: 19 April 1961

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1262475

English Heritage Legacy ID: 434952

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)
7/130 North-east and south-east
pavilions to east forecourt,
Montacute House
19.4.61
GV I
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 2 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 roods, and originally matched by a central gateway, made redundant in 1785. (Girouard, M and
others, Montacute House, National Trust, 1985).


Listing NGR: ST4999317117

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