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Hidcote House, Ebrington

Description: Hidcote House

Grade: I
Date Listed: 25 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 126964

OS Grid Reference: SP1714642241
OS Grid Coordinates: 417146, 242241
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0783, -1.7512

Location: Ebrington, Gloucestershire GL55 6LT

Locality: Ebrington
Local Authority: Cotswold District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL55 6LT

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Listing Text


5/58 Hidcote House


Manor House. Dated F.K.1663 at apex of principal gable for
Francis Keyte. Cl9/20. Former stables attached left now service
wing. Main block: fine ashlar limestone with limestone slate
roof. Two groups of 4 diagonal ashlar chimneys with moulded tops
from ridge of left wing and eaves to rear of main block.
Continuous eaves parapet with moulded coping. Continuous moulded
string course over all ground and first floor windows except along
left wall. C20 Arts and Crafts style, lead rainwater heads with
crenellated and wavey tops and animal and flower decoration as on
interior plasterwork, possibly by Norman Jewson. Service wing:
squared limestone, with limestone slate roof with gablet on left.
Limestone chimney from gable right. Plan: main body parallel with
road with wing projecting forwards, left. Service wing, attached
left, set back towards rear. Entrance facade of main body has an
elaborately shaped gable, segmental, then stepped and ogee at top
with 3 ball finials, the uppermost with C17 weathervane with kite
on it. Similar decorative gables to right wall and gable end wall
of left wing. 4 pointed gables along rear wall. 2 storeys and
attic, each lit by 3-light, stone-mullioned windows with ovolo
mouldings and moulded flat hoods with bull's-eye windows with
rusticated surrounds in broken rectangular frames, above. Windows
to ground and first floors: 2 and 4-light stone-mullioned and
transomed windows, with metal casements with glazing bars. Main
entrance in centre of right wing with original studded plank door,
original knocker, ring handle and sliding locking bar behind. 4-
centred arched doorway with moulded stone surround, stressed
keystone and imposts. Lintel with moulded top over. C19/20 arms
of Keyt family over. Studded plank door with original latch and
decorative strap hinges in left wall of projecting wing in
depressed stone arch with flat-chamfered surround with Arts and
Crafts style porch roof with splayed eaves over.
Interior: ground floor: left wing forms a single room with a late
C17 fielded panelling with bolection mouldings. Late C17 4-centred
arched fireplace wth roll-moulded surround with decorative stops.
Beams wth moulded stops. Linear panel of decorative plasterwork,
stepped out from angle between ceiling and wall over fireplace,
possibly original. The plasterwork depicts animals, birds and
flowers. Square panelling in hall and interior ground floor doors
probably by Peter van der Vaals in 1925. Original dog leg stair
with square newels with square moulded tops, closed string and
balusters. Stone fireplace with depressed, flat-chamfered
surround. C18 panelling with fluted columns in library. One other
large 4-centred arched fireplace on ground floor. C17 panelling
and doors, one with broken, triangular wood pediment over. Several
4-centred arched fireplaces on second floor and attic floor.

Listing NGR: SP1714642241

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Source: English Heritage

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