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Description: Bourton House
Date Listed: 11 January 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 128691
OS Grid Reference: SP1773632463
OS Grid Coordinates: 417736, 232463
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9903, -1.7431
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BOURTON-ON-THE-HILL MAIN STREET
10/53 Bourton House
Manor House. Early C18, rebuilt on foundations of late C16 house,
from which the cellars remain. C19 extension and conservatory.
Rectangular plan with corners extended out from both wall faces to
form engaged square 'towers'. Small C19 bathroom extension right
of right-hand 'tower'. C19 conservatory attached to left of rear
left 'tower'. Ashlar with slate roof, limestone gable end coping
and ashlar stacks. Facade: 2 storeys and attic lit by four 2-
light dormers with C20 casements. Cellar forms projecting plinth
on which the later facade was built. Symmetrical facade: 1:5:1-
windowed;.18-pane sashes. Wide glazing bars to ground floor sashes
except those lighting towers. All sashes with moulded architraves
and bull-nosed sills. String between ground and 1st floor windows
becomes band to either side of central doorway. Parapet with
moulded coping and string. Triangular pediment within parapet
supported by Ionic pilasters set-on from projecting towers.
Central 12-light part-glazed door up 7 steps. Moulded segmental
pediment supported by fluted Ionic pilasters over. Cellar lit by
2-light stone-mullioned casements with leaded lights. Ovolo-
moulded mullions to blocked cellar window of left 'tower'. Roof
comprises 3-parallel ridges with large square gable end stacks with
moulded caps at the end of each ridge. Saddleback gable coping.
Interior: C18 open well staircase with thin turned, wooden
balusters. Some panelling reused from C16 house, some C18
panelling also. Wood from doors of C16 house reused in doors to
upper floor. Limited interior inspection. Subsidiary features: 7
semi-circular steps flanked by C18 wrought iron railings with
scroll decoration and urn finials. (Country Life, 1943).
Listing NGR: SP1773632463
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