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Medford House and Garden Walls, Mickleton

Description: Medford House and Garden Walls

Grade: I
Date Listed: 25 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 127006

OS Grid Reference: SP1608243522
OS Grid Coordinates: 416082, 243522
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0898, -1.7667

Location: High Street, Mickleton, Gloucestershire GL55 6RT

Locality: Mickleton
Local Authority: Cotswold District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL55 6RT

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Listing Text

(east side)

12/92 Medford House
25.8.60 and garden walls


Manor House. Built c1694 for Samuel Medford. Two C20 extensions:
that on right dated and initialled R.B. 1938 and A.B. 1938 on
rainwater heads. Main body: ashlar with brick rear wall (3
courses stretchers one course header/stretcher). Tall, single
ashlar stacks with moulded tops from eaves left and right, triple
stack off centre left. Original service wing left: ashlar with
buttresses: flat coping on gables and roll cross saddle and ball
finial. C20 extension attached left, ashlar towards facade but
extended back in square timber framing with brick infill. Brick
service wing, on limestone plinth, right of main body, with twin
ashlar stack from right gable end between twin gables; flat coping
and roll-cross saddles; limestone slate roofing to all. Plan
comprises main body with 1930's brick service wing set back from
main body wing attached right with C20 ashlar and timber framed
extension attached to rear left corner of original service wing
left of main body. Facade of main body: 2 storeys and attic, lit
by 3 dormers 2 with hipped roofs, all with 2-light casements with
leaded panes; 1:1:1 windowed, the outer bays break forward slightly
and are lit by 3-light, mullioned and transomed casements with
leaded panes. Moulded string below. Central, 6-panel door with
rusticated ionic pilasters, keystone and voussoirs over pulvinated
freize and cornice with broken pediment. Fire insurance plaque on
pediment. Modillioned eaves cornice. Rainwater head dated and
initialled R.D. 1797, front left. Service wing left: one storey
and attic lit by 3-light dormer window against wall of main body.
2-windowed; 2-light stone mullioned casements with leaded panes,
single light pantry window far right. C20 extension, left: 2
storeys with 4-centred arched doorway with flat hood right. 2-
light stone mullioned casement left of door. Facade of brick
extension right, 2 storeys, 2-windowed. 2-light mullioned and
transomed casements flanking limestone coat of arms. Subsidary
features: coursed, squared and dressed limestone walls, from
corners of main body, at right angles, each with depressed arch,
stone doorways towards house. Main body represents one of the key
examples of the transition from Cotswold tradition to Queen Anne
classical, with both vernacular and Renaissance features.
(Illustrated, and described in W.G. Davie and E.G. Dawber's, Old
Cottages, Farmhouses and Other Stone Buildings in the Cotswold
District, 1905).

Listing NGR: SP1608243522

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Source: English Heritage

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