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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.

Name: GORCOTT HALL

List entry Number: 1024486

Location

GORCOTT HALL, BIRMINGHAM ROAD

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

County District District Type Parish
WarwickshireStratford-on-AvonDistrict AuthorityMappleborough Green

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 01-Feb-1967

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 305541

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History

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Details

STUDLEY BIRMINGHAM ROAD SP06NE (West side) Gorcott Hill 1/193 Gorcott Hall 01/02/67

GV II*

Country house. C15 origins; middle range c.1540-1550; C16 wings; rear wing added and alterations C17; C18 alterations, Central range of dark red English bond brick with diapering of dark blue headers. Wings timber framed: close studding, square framing and ornamental panelling with lath and plaster and brick infill. Old tile roofs; brick stacks. Double-ended hall house plan, but with part of right wing missing; through-passage. 2 storeys and attic; 4-window range. Central range has 2-storey gabled porch on right. Chamfered painted stone 4-centred arch. Inside 4-centred oak doorway and 8-panelled door with moulded ribs, possibly C16, and strap hinges; set in square reveal with wood lintel. First floor has stone chamfered mullioned window of 3 arched lights with alternate blocked surround. Timber framed gable with chamfered bressumer. Leaded-light casement and wood mullioned and transomed windows throughout. To left. 7-light hall window has thin mullions, Rendered block surround, First floor has similar window. Lower cross wing on left has close studding with fowled posts and lath and plaster in-fill, underbuilt in C18 English bond red brick. 5-light window, with 3-light window above. Shallow wood and tile hood across ground floor. Wall plates with brackets. Wing on right is set back. Partly underbuilt in C20 brick with C20 casement. First floor has exposed framing with brick infill and 3-light casement. Complex half-hipped roof. C20 single storey timber framed lean-to. Left return side has timber framed bay window on right, with close studding above, Large external stack of thin bricks. on loft some close studding with lath and plaster infill on ground floor, and square framing with brick infill above, Some square framing and 3-light dormer in the centre, Right return side of train range has some close studding and a timber framed gable. 3-light casement. Return side of wing has wide external stack of thin bricks with 3 renewed diagonally-set square shafts. To rear: 2 adjacent gabled wings on right, Right wing C16 with some close studding on ground floor. Entrance to cellar. Left wing and upper floors have small framing. irregular fenestration. central brick range has doorway in high, wide square reveal with wood lintel. 4-centred 6-panelled moulded door and chamfered wood surround. On first floor 2 tiny staircase lights. Single stone 4-centred light. Timber framed gable with casement internal stack to right. Left wing has casements. Single storey C19 brick wing, altered C20. Interior: Hall has stop-chamfered cross beams and wall beams. Timber framed screens passage of thin square framing, possibly C18. Open fireplace C17 double leaf 6-panelled doors. 2-panelled doors. Drawing room to left has open fireplace with cambered chamfered beam. Late C17 panelling with large moulded panels. Small room with similar panelling. Kitchen has 12-panelled door with moulded panels. Open fireplace with moulded bressumer. Winder stairs with octagonal newel post. On first floor, room, formerly top part of hall, has shallow pitched timbered ceiling with chamfered central rib and joists. C16 moulded and chamfered fireplace has stone jambs and wood lintel. Double-leaf 6-panelled doors. Bedroom with exposed queen post and queen strut trusses. Closet has fine carved C17 panel, brought in from elsewhere. Other rooms with exposed framing. A house of unusual quality and interest for its size, Forms part of a group with south-east and south-west gatepiers and garden walls (q.v.) and stable, granary and attached barn and animal house (q.v.). (V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol.III, pp.176-77; Buildings of England: Warwickshire, p.348).

Listing NGR: SP0882468214

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Warwick, (1945), 176-77
Pevsner, N, Wedgwood, A, The Buildings of England: Warwickshire, (1966), 348

National Grid Reference: SP 08824 68214

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