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Sezincote House, Sezincote

Description: Sezincote House

Grade: I
Date Listed: 25 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 128746

OS Grid Reference: SP1716731080
OS Grid Coordinates: 417167, 231080
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9779, -1.7515

Location: Sezincote, Gloucestershire GL56 9AW

Locality: Sezincote
Local Authority: Cotswold District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL56 9AW

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Listing Text

SP 13 SE
4/108 Sezincote House
Country house. 1800 - 1805; by Samuel Pepys Cockerell, Thomas
Daniell and Humphrey Repton for Sir Charles Cockerell. Orange
ashlar limestone, slate roof with copper dome. Mixture of Mogul
and Hindu elements of architecture. Inverted T-shaped plan with
canted 2-storey bay window/subsidiary entrance left and orangery
(q.v.) attached to rear of main body curving away left. Wall
curving away to right from opposite corner of main body to tent
room (q.v.). Main body 2 storeys. Symmetrical facade with
central 4-centred arch to full height of facade, engaged square
columns with sunken panelled decoration to either side. Engaged
octagonal corner turrets. 3:1:3:1:3-windowed; 12-pane sashes to
first floor with moulded reveals and curved hoods with engaged
pineapple shaped finials and foliate decoration with pendant
engaged pineapple finials below sills. Reeded quarter columns
with inset and cusped shell-like hoods flank windows to either side
of central arch. Ground floor windows; plate glass sashes.
Central double door flanked by engaged columns with single lights
on either side. Balcony above with cast iron railing. Central
sash window/door onto balcony flanked by 4-pane sashes. Roof of
main body: central dome with finial set back in centre of low
rectangular tower. Single stacks with moulded caps at each corner
of tower linked by cast iron railings. Pointed arched blind
arcading below railing. Cast iron railing on roof feature left of
tower. Parapet at eaves decorated with arcading in reversed relief
with chaja (projecting cornice with deep brackets below). Small
octagonal and square windows and lozenge decorations in relief
between brackets. 4 open-sided minarets at corners of main body
with copper domes and finials.
Interior: C18 classical style interior. Decorated cast iron
girders support staircase representing an early example of this
type of construction in a domestic context. Subsidiary features:
decorative cast iron railing comprising trellis of semi-circles in
front of house; 2 cast iron mounting blocks either side of entrance
matching railing; ashlar retaining wall surmounted by similar cast
iron railing with intervening ashlar piers with stepped caps and
moulded copper finials curves away from rear left corner of house
to tent room. Wall and railing about 6m in height. (David
Verey: The Buildings of England: The Cotswolds 1979 and C.
Hussey: English Country Houses: Late Georgian , 1800-1840, 1958.)

Listing NGR: SP1716731080

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Source: English Heritage

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