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Cannington Court (Part of Somerset Farm Institute)

A Grade I Listed Building in Cannington, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1504 / 51°9'1"N

Longitude: -3.0624 / 3°3'44"W

OS Eastings: 325790

OS Northings: 139553

OS Grid: ST257395

Mapcode National: GBR M2.7ZYT

Mapcode Global: VH7DG.VBXY

Plus Code: 9C3R5W2Q+53

Entry Name: Cannington Court (Part of Somerset Farm Institute)

Listing Date: 29 March 1963

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1344930

English Heritage Legacy ID: 268853

Location: Cannington, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA5

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Cannington

Built-Up Area: Cannington

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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12/7 Cannington Court
(part of Somerset Farm Institute)
(formerly listed under General)



Lay wing of a Priory of Benedictine Nuns founded by Robert de Courcei c1138, (which stood East of the Church of St Mary
(qv)). Priory dissolved 1536; alterations by Edward Rogers after he acquired the property in 1538, particularly c1580;
further alterations by Clifford family, particularly early C18; some C19 and C20 internal division. Random red
sandstone rubble; some brick to entrance elevation and a section rendered; moulded cornice, ashlar parapet with a
coping; predominantly triple Roman tile roofs, some hipped; some slate; ashlar lantern with a shallow semi-circular
head niche to each face, weather-vane. Altered medieval hall and associated buildings ranged around an irregular
quadrangle, further chapel wing to South. Entrance elevation of 3 storeys, 6:1:5 bays, third storey to right false,
window openings blank; two, 3 and 4-light reserved chamfer stone-mullioned windows, those to first floor with transoms
and stopped labels; those to second floor with cambered heads, a 4-keyed oval opening to each side. Central 3-storey
ashlar porch, broad moulded outer opening, thin fluted and engaged Ionic columns on tall pedestals to each side,
frieze, moulded cornice, stone mullion and transom window to first floor, 4-keyed oval opening to second floor.
Underside of entrance archway divided into 3 parts each with a moulded cornice, paired barred wooden gates. Salient
features of the courtyard the 2 tall 4-light stone mullioned and transomed windows to a first floor hall, the external
doorway also remains in a moulded 4-centred stone surround, carved spandrels, stopped label; in the South-Eastern
corner a stair turret. Interior with an octagonal early C18 chapel, domed and coffered ceiling rising to an octagonal
glazed lantern; twin giant fluted Corinthian columns at each angle carrying a frieze and modillion cornice; to the West
on first floor an ante-room with a vaulted ceiling giving onto the chapel as 3 galleried boxes. C15 fireplace to first
floor of West range with 4 quatrefoils on the lintel; also on this floor 2 C17 painted wooden plaques. 5 arch-braced
and windbraced roof trusses to wing on South of courtyard. (VAG Report, unpublished SRO, February 1982; VCH,

Listing NGR: ST2579139575

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