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Lemington House and Boundary Wall to East and Railings to North, Moreton-in-Marsh

Description: Lemington House and Boundary Wall to East and Railings to North

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 5 March 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 126726

OS Grid Reference: SP2053832418
OS Grid Coordinates: 420538, 232418
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9898, -1.7023

Location: A44, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 0LA

Locality: Moreton-in-Marsh
Local Authority: Cotswold District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL56 0LA

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There is also a scheduled monument, Curfew Tower, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

(south side)

Lemington House and
boundary wall to east
and railings to north
SP 2032 SE 2/42 5.3.81


Mid-late C17 remodelled in circa 1760s. Front in 2 parts both 2-storeys. West part:
dressed rubble with Cotswold stone roof and central chimney with diagonal shafts.
Fenestration altered: glazing bar sashes, in rebated surrounds for cross-mullioned
windows, one on first floor, a pair on ground floor; one earlier window blocked on
each floor to right. Pedimented doorcase to left with 6-panel door. To rear:
dormer gable, fenestration altered except attic which retains 3-light mullion
window with drip; there is a drip over the first floor windows. East part: on
basement. Ashlar with modillion cornice and parapet; ground floor cill string.
Cotswold stone roof with coped verges, later end chimneys. Main feature is full-
height 3 window bays to left, glazing bar sashes with echoing panels in parapet.
Lead rainwater head to left and 10 ft boundary wall linking with Bengal House (qv).
Spear head rails on dwarf-stone walls to road. Rear Extension: Long and T-plan
with mullion and transom windows. Interior: stairs at angle with rear wing; the
C17 wide spaced balusters survive to the upper parts, shaped handrail survives
intact, otherwise altered in mid-C19. Ground floor room of west wing has richly
moulded beams and plaster. The first floor bay window room in the east wing is
an excellent example of the period, half-panelled and with many original fittings.
One room in rear wing is fully panelled with moulded late C17 panelling. More
moulded beams to west wing in upper rooms. The roof structure of the C17 parts
is solid late C17 indicating that the rear wing post-dates the west wing; in the
former one curved collar.

Listing NGR: SP2053832418

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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