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Chelvey Court

Chelvey Court in the village of Chelvey near Brockley in the English county of Somerset was a large manor house built between 1618 and 1660 for Edward and John Tynte. It is a Grade II* listed building.[1]

Chelvey Court
Chelvey Court is located in Somerset
Chelvey Court
Location of Chelvey Court in Somerset
Location Chelvey, Brockley, Somerset, England
Coordinates 51°24′43″N 2°46′12″W / 51.41194°N 2.77000°W / 51.41194; -2.77000Coordinates: 51°24′43″N 2°46′12″W / 51.41194°N 2.77000°W / 51.41194; -2.77000
Built 1618 - 1660
Listed Building – Grade II*
Official name: Chelvey Court
Designated 16 March 1984[1]
Reference no. 1312236

EstablishmentEdit

Edward Tynte, who was part of an important family in surrounding parishes and gave their name to Tyntesfield, bought the Lordship of the manor of Chelvey from John Aisshe.[2] Edward Tynte improved the St Bridgets Church, next to the manor house, which contains the Tynte chapel. His son John reconstructed the manor house with his wife Jane Halswell, of Halswell House. Their son Sir Halswell Tynte, 1st Baronet inherited both estates and developed Halswell House, leaving Chelvey Court to fall into decline.[2]

AlterationsEdit

Significant alterations were undertaken in 1805 which included demolition of the south part of the house and addition of buttresses.[1]

The three storey house has been divided into two separate dwellings with a further two houses on the site which were adapted from buildings previously used for agricultural purposes.[3]

South east of the house is a large 15th century barn, which was extended in the 19th century.[4] This is now used by a company restoring bedsteads.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Historic England. "Chelvey Court and Bridge to the east and 2 Outbuildings to the south-west (1312236)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Knight, Norma. "A Short History of Chelvey" (PDF). Nailsea and District Local History Society. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Chelvey Court". Hallett-Pollard-Hilliar. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Historic England. "Barn, 50 yards south-east of Chelvey Court (1129823)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 5 April 2015.