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Delaney's Hotel and Restaurant, Middle Court and West Wing, Stardens, Newent

Description: Delaney's Hotel and Restaurant, Middle Court and West Wing, Stardens

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 October 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 125714

OS Grid Reference: SO7252826617
OS Grid Coordinates: 372528, 226617
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9374, -2.4010

Location: Tewkesbury Road, Newent GL18 1LG

Locality: Newent
Local Authority: Forest of Dean District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL18 1LG

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Listing Text

(north side)

12/177 Delaney's Hotel and Restaurant,
Middle Court and West Wing, Stardens


Former country house, now hotel and 2 houses. Late C18, altered
and greatly enlarged 1872-73 by R.F. Onslow. C18 Flemish-bond
brickwork, ashlar dressings added: 1872 squared, snecked stone,
ashlar dressings, slate roof. Large, irregular H-plan, 4-window
entrance front, 8 left return, 2 rooms deep in centre, 2½ and 3
storeys high. Plain plinth to 1872 work; alternate red and white
voussoirs to all openings. Entrance front: gable, tower, 2-bay
set back. On left buttress, 3-light mullion and transom window,
reticulated tracery; boarded door with elaborate hinges up 3 stone
steps: leaf stops tohoodmould. Above 2 small arched openings
either side of a coat of arms. Buttress to right, set back, two
3-light mullion and transom windows, trefoil heads to lights,
ashlar to arch: buttress at gable. First floor moulded string to
gable and tower: 3-light mullion and transom, trefoil heads to
lights, ashlar to arch. Two-light similar to right. Set-back,
2-light and 3-light similar, under gabled dormers, trefoil
ventilator in centre, moulded stone kneelers and fleur-de-lys apex
to stone copings: similar gable right return. Above cinquefoiled
circular window in gable left, otherwise as dormers: paired
transomed lancets, ashlar to single relieving arch in tower,
moulded string with heraldic animals at corners below crenellated
ashlar parapet. Left return: 2-window, gable, 4-window recess,
gable. On right late C20 flush door up 3 steps: square single-
storey bay, 5-light mullion and transom window, reticulated tracery
to flat head, moulded string, heraldic animals at corners, parapet
with minute crenellations. Sets forward for gable: central
buttress to carry oriel over: 2-light windows as front-left either
side. Set back, single lancet, then change to brick. Central
boarded door, decorative hinges, 3-section fanlight, under pointed
arch: either side a 3-light mullion and transom window, square
head, ashlar to relieving arch. Left gable plain, buttress on
right. First floor moulded string to right stone section only:
two 2-light windows as entrance front; canted oriel on gable,
moulded stone corbel and roof, crenellations to eaves: transom and
reticulated tracery to single lights. Left set back single
lancet. In brick section three 3-light mullion and transom
windows, trefoil heads, ashlar to relieving arch: above, below
eaves at same level as front, three 3-light mullion under low arch.
Triangular oriel in left gable, otherwise as canted oriel in right.
Roof: parapet gable right, 2 gabled dormers, 2-light casements,
decorative bargeboards with timber finials. Small circular window
with quatrefoil each side in gable, larger with 3 spherical
triangles in centre: parapet. Stone base to chimney on ridge to
left, triangular dormer and stone parapet gable. M-roof to brick
section, 3 triangular dormers, further chimney base on ridge to
left. Parapet gable over oriel, 6-foiled circular window, fleur-
de-lys to apex, decorative stone chimney left return.
Interior, stone fireplace with hipped top and foliate capitals
entrance hall; in room on right with timber arch, marble columns
and crenellated top; boarded panelled ceiling and panelled door to
room on right, sliding panelled division between rooms on left.
Decorative stone fireplace in room over entrance hall. Built as
country house, retaining fabric of earlier farmhouse. Subdivided
mid C20: hotel some internal alterations following fire in early
1980's. Single-storey wings on right of entrance and at left end
of main garden front not of special interest. (D. Verey,
Gloucestershire, The Vale and the Forest of Dean, 1970; Kelly's
Gloucestershire Directory, 1879; photograph of painting of original
farmhouse in Newent Market House.)

Listing NGR: SO7252826617

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Source: English Heritage

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