Nynehead Court

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Nynehead Court
LocationNynehead, Somerset, England
Coordinates50°59′52″N 3°13′50″W / 50.99778°N 3.23056°W / 50.99778; -3.23056Coordinates: 50°59′52″N 3°13′50″W / 50.99778°N 3.23056°W / 50.99778; -3.23056
Built14th century
Listed Building – Grade II*
Official name: Nynehead Court
Designated25 January 1956
Reference no.271014
Nynehead Court is located in Somerset
Nynehead Court
Location of Nynehead Court in Somerset

Nynehead Court is a Grade II* listed building at Nynehead in Somerset, England.


The building dates back to the late 14th century with major additions in 1675 and the 18th century.[1][2]

It was occupied by the Fluri family (1068 - 1318), the de Wyke family (1318-1599) and the Sanford family (1599 - ca. 1902).[3] Edward Ayshford Sanford was MP for Somerset and High Sheriff of Somerset in 1848. The Sandfords sold the house around 1940[3] and it is now a care home.[4]

The building has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building.[5] The gardens are listed, Grade II*, on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England.[6]

The 13 acres (5 ha) landscape park was laid out in the 18th century, although major landscaping works were carried out in the early 19th century. The icehouse within the grounds dates from 1803 and has been restored with support from Taunton Deane Council.[7]


  1. ^ Historic England. "Nynehead Court and wall adjoining on north side of forecourt (271014)". Images of England. Retrieved 2007-12-06.
  2. ^ "40965: Nynehead Court and wall adjoining on north side of forecourt, Nynehead Village". Somerset Historic Environment Record. South West Heritage Trust. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  3. ^ a b "History of Nynehead Court - by A.J.Lock". Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Nynehead Court". Housing Care. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Nynehead Court (1307540)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Nynehead Court (1000528)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Nynehead Court icehouse" (PDF). Taunton Deane. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2005-12-29. Retrieved 2007-12-06.