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West Compton House, Forecourt Wall and Piers on Roadside

A Grade II* Listed Building in Pilton, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.178 / 51°10'40"N

Longitude: -2.5822 / 2°34'55"W

OS Eastings: 359397

OS Northings: 142245

OS Grid: ST593422

Mapcode National: GBR MR.61LZ

Mapcode Global: VH8B0.6N79

Plus Code: 9C3V5CH9+54

Entry Name: West Compton House, Forecourt Wall and Piers on Roadside

Listing Date: 2 June 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1345021

English Heritage Legacy ID: 267637

Location: Pilton, Mendip, Somerset, BA4

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Pilton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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4/163 West Compton House, forecourt
wall and piers on roadside


- II*

Farmhouse, later altered to a small country residence, C17; mid C18 alterations for Bisse family. Rendered, tile roof,
coped verges, brick stacks on ashlar bases, plinth band, moulded first floor band, moulded cornice, parapet with a
moulded coping, emphasised dressed stone quoins. Symmetrical Palladian frontage. Two storeys and basement, 3:3 bays,
12-pane sash windows with thick glazing bars in edge moulded stone architraves; central half glazed door in a moulded
architrave, flat-moulded cornice on acanthus leaf brackets; oblong panel set directly over with scrolly side brackets;
6 stone steps to door, top step renewed in concrete. Entrance to basement to left of frontage, paired plank doors,
cambered head. Interior with fine dog leg staircase, turned and twisted balusters, ramped handrail, tread brackets;
fireplace to ground floor in a dressed stone surround; further lesser features. Rubble wall to right of frontage,
dressed stone coping ramped up at end, bead moulded door opening; rubble forecourt wall; square ashlar gate piers to
centre with moulded caps and pineapple finials in acanthus left cuppings; rusticated end piers, ball caps; further door
opening to left, rusticated jambs; wall coping ramped up to each end and at gate piers. Central gateway reached by a
set of 5 rubble steps. C20 wooden gates not of special interest. (Phelps, The History and Antiquities of Somersetshire,
1839; VAG report, unpublished SRO, no date).

Listing NGR: ST5939742245

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