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Halewell Close, Withington

Description: Halewell Close

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 129281

OS Grid Reference: SP0302815381
OS Grid Coordinates: 403028, 215381
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8370, -1.9574

Location: 10 High Street, Withington, Gloucestershire GL54 4BE

Locality: Withington
Local Authority: Cotswold District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL54 4BE

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Listing Text


8/177 Halewell Close

Large detached house, probable former Great House belonging to the
See of Worcester. Late C15-C16, C17-early C18 and C20, north range
and general restoration of earlier ranges by Leslie Mansfield 1929.
Coursed squared and dressed limestone, stone slate and artificial
stone slate roof, stone stacks. Late C15-C16 range on west left of
gabled C17 extension. C17-C18 range on south side of quadrangle,
C20 range on east, range on north side c1929 (q.v. stable block).
C15-C16 range containing hall; 2 storeys, 4 bays. One, 2, 3
and 4-light round-headed stone-mullioned casements with carved
spandrels. Rear wall lit by similar windows. Projecting stair
turret with single slit lights and cross-gabled roof and central
bell lantern towards north gable end, right of single clasping
buttress. Late C15-C16 lean-to with round-headed lights left.
Two 2-light, hollow-chamfered, stone-mullioned casements sharing
single stopped hood to first floor. Similar 2 and 3-light
casements to C17 range on right. Two-light double-chamfered,
stone-mullioned casement with stopped hood, towards apex of
Cotswold gable. C19 studded plank door to ground floor within late
C19 early C20 moulded 'Tudor'-arched surround with imposts, two
heraldic shields upper right and left, stopped hood continued at
lower level over 2-light stone-mullioned window left. Early
studded plank door with strap hinges with moulded 'Tudor'-arched
surround set within shallow projecting C20 ashlar porch with flat
leaded roof to C15-C16 range left, marking position of former main
entrance. Right-hand return; gable lit by C19-early C20 two, 3
and 4-light stone-mullioned casements with stopped hoods, projects
forwards left. Early C20 plank door with fillets and stopped hood
in right-hand wall. Stopped hood, stepped up over heraldic shield
with inscription 'AD VITAM' above, hood stepped down over single
light left. Range right of projecting gable end; 2½ storeys, 2
Cotswold dormers at centre, gable end with projecting stack far
right. Two, 3 and 4-light stone-mullioned casements, the latter
with central king mullion. Central C20 part-glazed door set back
within 3-bay open-fronted portico up 5 stone steps, bays of
portico divided by cylindrical limestone columns supporting timber
lintel. Early C20 four bay colonnade with similar limestone
columns at rear of range, flat-roofed first floor over colonnade,
twin Cotswold gables lit by double-chamfered stone-mullioned
casements behind. East front (present entrance front); gable end
left, Cotswold dormer far right. Two-light C19 stone-mullioned
casement with stopped hood towards apex of forward facing gable end
left, similar 3-light window to Cotswold dormer. Two-storey late
C19-early C20 hollow-moulded stone-mullioned casement with transoms
lighting ground and first floors of left gable end. Two and 3-
light stone-mullioned casements, some C19. Central C20 double door
within 'Tudor'-arched surround with ashlar quoins and stopped hood
projects slightly from facade. Early C20 range by Leslie'mansfield
on north designed to face into courtyard. Canted bay facing
courtyard with stone-mullions and transoms and central C20 glazed
door with single light dormer with hung tile right. Windows
lighting all ranges with leaded panes, some rectangular some
diamond. Roof; saddleback and flat gable end coping, moulded
kneelers and pointed finials. Axial and projecting stacks with
moulded cappings.
Interior: some early C20, C17-style panelling possibly
incorporating some C17 carved panels. Stone spiral staircase
within stair turret to upper floor of 4-bay hall, original roof
trusses with braced collar, king post from collar, double purlins,
2 tiers of wind braces. Rectangular stone fireplace with flat-
chamfered surround at north end (not in original position), small
fireplace with rectangular stone surround at opposite end. Bay at
south end enclosed above painted tie beam. Room below contains
original 'Tudor'-arched fireplace with moulded surround and carved
mantel. Linenfold panelling with brattished frieze. Beams with
run-out stops. Flat-chamfered stone 'Tudor'-arched doorway. (David
Verey, The Buildings of England: The Cotswolds, 1979; and Recent
English Domestic Architecture, supplement to Architecture Review,

Listing NGR: SP0302815381

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Source: English Heritage

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