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Description: Hatherop Castle School
Date Listed: 4 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 128923
OS Grid Reference: SP1531705126
OS Grid Coordinates: 415317, 205126
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7446, -1.7795
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SP 10 NE HATHEROP HATHEROP VILLAGE
2/78 Hatherop Castle School
Former large country house now private school. Late C17, with
extensive alterations and additions in 1850-56 by Henry Clutton for
Lord de Mauley. Coursed and dressed stone or ashlar, slate roofs,
scattered ashlar stacks mostly with several flues with moulded
cornices and blocking course. Very large complex block mostly of
3 storeys or 2 plus attic, with 5-storey tower to south-west.
Kip's view in early C18 shows north front with qabled attics at
different heights and central square embattled tower and smaller
ranges to east. This largely remains, and was extended by Clutton
to the south and west and service wings remodelled to east. North
front: 6 coped gables (some with finials) with Central embattled
projecting entrance tower of 3 storeys, gables lower on left than
on right. Gables have 3 or 4-light stone mullions with dripmould
to left, 3-light mullion and transoms and dripmould to right.
First floor has 3 pairs of 2-light mullion and transoms to left,
with additional single light and single light oriel window
adjoining porch tower; on right, lengthened mullion and transom
adjacent to tower now forming 2 pairs of 2-light mullions over each
other with blind stone strapwork panels between, two 2-light
mullions and transoms to far right and central 18-light canted
mullion and transom bay (2 transoms) forming mains window lighting
stairwell. Ground floor has 2-light mullion and transoms on both
sides. Central porch tower has 3-light mullion and transom on
each upper floor and stone (de Mauley?) coat of arms over large
decorative timber front door with moulded round arch and keystone.
Projecting moulded string courses between floors; first and ground
floor windows to right and some ground floor windows to left have
elaborate Gothick leading. East end of main north front has
octagonal turret with embattled parapet and slightly stepped stone
spire, top storey of turret open with arches openings with
keystones and impost blocks inserted in rectangular frames. Old
east service range of 2 storeys with 3 gables each with 3-light
stone mullion and dripmould and various stone windows below, with
large C19 archway further east with single large gable over, giving
access to side and rear, and end square tower of 3 storeys with
chamfered corners and partly embattled parapet, with direct access
to Church. Rear south facade completely of mid C19 with 3-gabled
central block with 2 large canted bays and flanking projecting
wings, cross gabled, with large 3-storey canted bay to left and
small canted oriel to right. Bays have stone strapwork decoration
at parapet level. All fenestration in stone mullion and transoms
with some mullions to top storey. Some Gothick tracery in same
style as front. Small colonnade in antis between main block and
left-hand wing in front of elaborate arched stone doorway with
flanking small round arches and oculi over. Five-storey tower rises
Interior: retains much of its very fine C19 remodelling in
Jacobean style, especially on ground floor in great hall, staircase
and panelled passageway between with stone archway in similar style
to doorway on south front. The whole set in very fine garden with
low-walled terrace to west with fountain and "antique" bronze
statuary. (V.C.H., Glos. Vol VII).
Listing NGR: SP1531705126
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Source: English Heritage
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