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The Gatehouse

A Grade I Listed Building in Baltonsborough, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1098 / 51°6'35"N

Longitude: -2.6636 / 2°39'49"W

OS Eastings: 353637

OS Northings: 134712

OS Grid: ST536347

Mapcode National: GBR MM.BBZK

Mapcode Global: VH8BB.SC6K

Plus Code: 9C3V485P+WG

Entry Name: The Gatehouse

Listing Date: 22 November 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1345035

English Heritage Legacy ID: 267492

Location: Baltonsborough, Mendip, Somerset, BA6

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Baltonsborough

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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9/18 The Gatehouse


- I

House. Cl6, C17, some C19 and minor C20 alterations. Coursed and squared lias rubble, thatched roofs, 4 rendered
stacks, irregular height to ridge and eaves. Three unit and cross passage plan with later wing to each side forming
U-shaped frontage. Two storeys, 1:2:1 bays, 2, 3 and 4-light reserved chamfer stone mullioned windows, that to ground
floor of centre 2 bays with a transom; iron stanchions, iron casements, leaded lights. Three-light ovolo moulded wooden
mullioned window to left of the first floor of centre 2 bays; reproduction 2-light window to right return of left wing;
blank 2-light opening to gable face of right wing; right gable blank. Central door opening, moulded surround with a 4
centred head, reproduction ribbed and studded door; elaborate gabled and benched porch with an ashlar frontage, door
opening in a moulded surround, flanking Ionic pilasters carrying a fluted frieze with acanthus decoration and
triangular pediment; gable with a coping and a ball finial. Four bay rear elevation with irregular fenestration, one, 3
and 4-light moulded stone mullioned windows, one with a transom; 2 reproduction 2 and 3-light wooden mullioned windows.
Central door opening in a moulded surround with a flat pointed head; reproduction ribbed and studded door with glazed
panel; porch with outer door opening in a moulded stone surround with a depressed arch head, frieze, cornice, and
pediment with raised lettering:- "1637". Projecting stack to left with a concrete block capping. Salient interior
feature the fireplace to left of ground floor; moulded dressed stone surround, pilasters to each side, initials:-"RA"
and "RW", elaborately moulded cornice, triangular pediment with lozenge panel with initials:- "RA", finial over with
blank shield and fleur-de-lis. Roof of cruck construction with some smoke blackening, probably indicating the existence
of a former open hall. It is postulated that the C17 work was executed for a Richard Walton. The title Gatehouse does
not appear to have any historical attachment. (Pevsner N, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST5363734712

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