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Winson Manor, Winson

Description: Winson Manor

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 127503

OS Grid Reference: SP0908308680
OS Grid Coordinates: 409083, 208680
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7767, -1.8697

Location: Ditch Lane, Winson, Gloucestershire GL7 5ES

Locality: Winson
Local Authority: Cotswold District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL7 5ES

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Listing Text

SP 0808-0908
(west side)
9/255 Winson Manor
(previously listed as
Manor House)
Country house. c1740 for Richard Howse, Surgeon-General to the
Army; c1800 internal alterations. Ashlar limestone; coursed
rubble to sides and rear; rendered chimneys; stone slate roof.
Classical. Three-storey with cellars; compact rectangular plan
with central stair hall. East front: fine facade with
fenestration 1:3:1, central break forward with pediment containing
keyed oeil de boeuf in tympanum. Sash fenestration, 12-pane to
ground and middle floors, with Gibbs surrounds to ground floor;
moulded architraves to middle floor, central sash with keyed shaped
architrave; 6-pane upper floor sashes with moulded architraves,
shaped at centre, all to lower floors with bracketed sills.
Central doorway with Gibbs surround having flat cornice; 6-panel
fielded door having Gothic glazing bars to light over.
Alternating chamfered quoins; plain plinth and floor level bands;
modillion cornice with plain parapet. South side: 2-window
fenestration as to front but with plain architraves. Modillion
cornice and bands continued from front. Small doorway to left of
fenestration has flat timber porch hood on brackets and 6-panel
door; flight of stone steps. Recent slate inscription above
doorway by Bryant Fedden: 'FORTVNATVS ET ILLE DEOS QVI NOVIT
hipped roof visible from this side. North side: banding but no
parapet cornice. Irregularly placed fenestration includes 18-pane
upper floor sash and recessed chamfered mullioned casement to
ground floor with timber plaque above: 'DAIRY'. Rear: banded
with scattered fenestration, some sashes, some 2-light casements,
one to upper floor with plaque 'CHEESE ROOM' below. C19 single-
storey service wing has glazed lantern; larger single-storey wing
could be an earlier building than the present house, later altered
to form kitchen. Linked to service wing, running parallel to
north side is south-facing 4-bay arcade with tapering rubble piers
and knee braces to timber lintels. Interior: small open well
staircase hall with 2 turned balusters per tread, bracketed
strings, swept handrails and columnar newels. Matching but rather
plain dado. Many rooms have bold modillion cornices. Mixture of
mid C18 and Regency fireplaces. Chinese style balustrading to
back stair. A well-proportioned, although small, classical house
in which James Gibbs may have been involved as the client, Richard
Howse, would have known Gibbs in connection with St Bartholomew's
(D. Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979)

Listing NGR: SP0908308680

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Source: English Heritage

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