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Kilve Court

A Grade II Listed Building in Kilve, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1778 / 51°10'40"N

Longitude: -3.2193 / 3°13'9"W

OS Eastings: 314866

OS Northings: 142773

OS Grid: ST148427

Mapcode National: GBR LW.6281

Mapcode Global: VH6GR.4NYF

Plus Code: 9C3R5QHJ+47

Entry Name: Kilve Court

Listing Date: 22 May 1969

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1295494

English Heritage Legacy ID: 265163

Location: Kilve, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA5

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Kilve

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Kilve Court


- II

Country house, now education centre. 1782-5, incorporating an earlier dwelling, alterations in 1920s by Clough
Williams-Ellis. Blue lias random rubble with brick dressings, originally rendered, hipped slate roof behind parapet
with modillion cornice, ribbon string course separates ground and first floor, brick stacks visible on rear elevation.
Double pile facing South, earlier "L"-shaped wing on West front, 2-storeys and attic, 5 bays; attic storey 6-pane sash
windows, central thermal window, others 12 pane sash windows. Central Venetian window above entrance. All windows have
brick surrounds and modillian brackets supporting the sills. Doorcase, Ionic columns carrying open pediment rusticated
architrave, leaded fanlight, C20 half glazed double doors. 3 bay return right, one bay left plus 2-storey, 1:3 bay wing
of earlier dwelling. Interior: Ionic pilaster screen on internal entrance wall, double doors and classical motif in
fanlight above, attributed to Clough Williams-Ellis. Late C18 plasterwork motifs on shallow saucer dome over simple
contemporary staircase. West front bedroom contains tiled fireplace surround of 8 x 8 C18 Chinese tiles in ox-blood ink
in the manner of Delft depicting Bible scenes. (VCH Somerset, Vol 5 following; Williams-Ellis, Architect Errant,

Listing NGR: ST1486642773

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