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Monument Number 36847

Hob Uid: 36847
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Selworthy
Grid Ref : SS9106246243
Summary : A 15th century gatehouse, altered during the late 19th century, and Gatehouse Cottage 16th-17th century in date.
More information : (SS 91074623 - sited from HHR map)

SS9146 SELWORTHY CP HOLNICOTE

Gatehouse and Gatehouse Cottage
adjoining (formerly listed as 2 separate items)
26/103
22.5.69
II*

Gatehouse to demolished house to south; C15, altered late C19.
Gatehouse Cottage; C16-C17, altered C19 and C20. Gatehouse: local
stone random rubble part rendered, timber framed upper storey hung
with wooden shingles on south front, renewed timber lintels, curved
wooden jambs, slate roof, louvred ventilation cap. Plan: single
cell, stairs and cottage abutting to west, set over gateway with
double doors on north front. Cinquefoil headed 2-light mullioned
window, much restored with external glazing on south front, similar
to north, large ribbed and framed studded double doors with wicket.
Chamfered arched stone doorway to stair on west inner wall, C19
cinqufoil headed wooden window to right. Interior: stone stairs to
upper room containing 3 pairs of long tenon jointed cruck trusses,
2 purlins on either side, renewed cambered collars, small fireplace
with chamfered stone lintel, no chimney surviving, peaked door frame
to cottage. Cottage: rendered over rubble, slate roof, circular
roughcast stone stack rising from below ridge to right, another
square stone stack in similar position to rear, external stack left
gable end. Plan: 3 cell and cross passage abutting gatehouse right.
Two storeys, north front 4 bays, C19 casements, 2 below eaves left,
2 rising through eaves right, ground floor two 3-light casements,
entry end bay right, half glazed many-paned door, also lit
right return ground floor. Interior: room adjoining gatehouse with
cambered lateral beams, blocked fireplaces either side of wall,
central room with fine heavy ovolo moulded beams, steeply chamfered
beams with step and runout stops to kitchen beyond cross passage,
chamfered lintel to fireplace with window inserted into probable
oven space. Five pairs of heavy jointed cruck truss with cambered
collars and steeply chamfered wall plate. Built after the gatehouse,
the exact evolution of the cottage is not clear. (Photograph in NMR;
VAG report, unpublished SRO, September 1979). (1)

The "noble old mansion" of Sir Thomas Acland at Holnicote was
accidentally destroyed by fire in 1779. (2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE(HHR) West Somer Dist (Exford et al) Somer 02.01.86 55
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Hist & Ants of the Co of Somer 2 1791 41 (J Collinson)
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Built C15
Monument End Date : 1499
Monument Start Date : 1400
Monument Type : Gatehouse
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : C16
Monument End Date : 1599
Monument Start Date : 1500
Monument Type : Manor House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Built C16-C17
Monument End Date : 1699
Monument Start Date : 1500
Monument Type : House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : altered late C19 and early C20
Monument End Date : 1932
Monument Start Date : 1866
Monument Type : House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Altered late C19
Monument End Date : 1900
Monument Start Date : 1866
Monument Type : Gatehouse
Evidence : Extant Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 44339
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 265517
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 94 NW 34
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