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Description: Rapsgate Park
Date Listed: 4 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 127139
OS Grid Reference: SO9934210971
OS Grid Coordinates: 399342, 210971
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7974, -2.0109
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SO 91 SE COLESBOURNE RAPSGATE
3/38 Rapsgate Park
Large country house. Late C17 remodelled and enlarged C18; altered
in 1903. Roughcast render forming panels on main facades; ashlar
quoins and window surrounds; stone slate roof; Central staircase
hall with one room laterally, west range of 2 storeys with attic
added to C17 cross-passage plan house to form L; service wing to
east; 2 small service room wings to north. Main west range has
5-window front with 2 windows at south end side: all cross-windows
with recessed chamfer to mullions and transoms; plain projecting
drip moulding above ground floor windows; central doorway with
moulded stone architrave is an alteration; 3 roof dormers with
timber casements, the central dormer being slightly larger; hipped
roof. C20 hipped roof single-storey addition at south end.
Facing east at back of main range a staircase cross-window; eaves-
mounted ashlar chimney and ridge mounted in east wing, both with
moulded caps and strings. Three window east wing: all cross-
windows at front; 3 roof dormers. At back a C17 2-light recessed
chamfered mullioned window with hood moulding; chamfered stone
jambs and deep stone lintel to doorway of small back service wing.
Main service wing now has cross-windows to match, added in 1903
Interior: largely dating from 1903, but stone vaulted cellar
survives in C18 west range. One room fully panelled in apple.
House is in a prominent position overlooking a wooded valley.
(A. R. J. Jurica, 'Colesbourne' in V.C.H. Glos. vii, 1981, pp. 183-
Listing NGR: SO9934210971
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