Antique Scratch Built Model of Montacute House

GBP 6,245.00

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Object Description

An antique scratch built model of Montacute House, in Somerset, dating to the early 20th century. The Elizabethan mansion was built from local ham stone in the late 16th century by Sir Edward Phelps, Master of the Rolls and the Prosecutor during the Gunpowder Trial. In Elizabethan style after the manor, this unusual detailed and intricate model is constructed from pine with some internal features including stairs and fireplaces.

A wonderful display piece for those looking to appreciate English heritage. It certainly gives you a glimpse into how people once lived.

Montacute House

Completed in 1601 and always intended to be a symbol of power and wealth, Montacute House with its towering walls of glass and glowing ham stone is surrounded by garden and parkland. The architecture is established in Gothic and polished with Flemish and Renaissance influences.

Original owner Sir Edward Phelps made his fortune as a lawyer before entering parliament in 1584. He played a key role in the gunpowder trials, making the opening statement for prosecution against the infamous Guy Fawkes.

Montacute House, now owned by the National Trust, was built on a grand scale with turrets, obelisks, shell niches, pavilions and walls of glass.

This detailed model gives you a glimpse into the life of this wealthy and influential man that once called the mansion his home.

Object Condition

Good structural condition. Few loose components. Fittings partially completed. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses, scuffs, and scratches.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44(0) 1981 541 155

Dealer Location


From the M50 / Ross-on-Wye
At the end of the M50 take the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Take the A49 Hereford Road (third roundabout after leaving the M50) Ignore the first two signposts for Wormelow, Stay on the A49 for approximately nine miles take the next left turn after passing the Pilgrim Hotel, singed A466 Wormelow. Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side, the site is called; Grove Farm / The Grove.

From A49 Hereford
Follow the A49 south from Hereford for approximately five miles. After the uphill section at the Callow there is a layby on your right followed by one on your left. Take the next right turn onto the A466 singed Wormelow / Monmouth, Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side on Grove Farm / The Grove.

UK Heritage
Grove Barn
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