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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List Entry Number: 1060405



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Somerset
District: Taunton Deane
District Type: District Authority
Parish: Hatch Beauchamp

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 25-Feb-1955

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 270804

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List Entry Description

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Country house. Circa 1755 by Thomas Prowse for John Collins. Circa 1820-30 redecorated, service area enlarged and orangery added, renovated and dormers inserted in attic c1925-35. Ashlar Bath stone. moulded cornice, string course and plinth, slate roofs behind balustrade, pyramid roofs to towers, ashlar stacks. Plan: double pile with corner towers, curving wings behind, orangery on west front, service block to north abutting stables (qv). Three storey towers flanking 2-storey centre with attic, 1:5:1 bays; 12-pane sash windows in towers, 9-pane first floor with moulded architraves, ground floor 12-pane with pedimented tops and baluster sills in outer bays, central 5-bay loggia approached by flight of stone steps; returns symmetrical, 1:3:1 bays with central full height canted bay between towers, similar fenestration, segmental pediments to ground floor windows centre, approached by double flight of cast iron steps; west front continued with curved wing of orangery, 5 bays with 2 bays beyond, single storey; semi-circular headed 5 x 4-pane sash windows, linked by continuous hoodmould to pilasters. Kitchen block at rear with steeply pitched slate roof and cupola, latter visible behind orangery, abutting to north the former housekeeper's room, now museum, with Chippendale style glazed partition. Interior: hall with Ionic screen, T-plan stair with cast iron late C18 style balustrade possibly renewed in 1930s. Ionic screen on first floor landing with groined vault. Plasterwork cornices of 1810-20 and some good chimney pieces of the same period particularly in drawing room which has aid tiff rococo plasterwork ceiling similar to Sandhill Park (qv); panelled dining room, delightful oval library at junction with orangery, curved doors. The design is similar to Hagley where Thomas Prowse, a gentleman architect, is known to have been consulted. (Country Life 22 and 29 October, 1964; Photograph in NMR; Heale, Seats, 182Y; Collinson, History of Somerset, 1791).

Listing NGR: ST3064820981

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Collinson, J, History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset, (1791)
Neale, J P, Views of Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen, (1828)
'Country Life' in 22 October, (1964)
'Country Life' in 29 October, (1964)


National Grid Reference: ST 30645 20981

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