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Description: Ampney Park
Date Listed: 4 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 129644
OS Grid Reference: SP0645501902
OS Grid Coordinates: 406455, 201902
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7158, -1.9080
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SP 00 SE AMPNEY CRUCIS AMPNEY CRUCIS VILLAGE
5/22 Ampney Park
Country house. Late C16, with large C18 extension to north, and
C19 additions. Coursed and dressed stone on plinth, stone slate
roof to main section with large stone ridge stacks with grouped
diagonally set square ashlar flues with moulded cornice, and large
lateral front external stack. Coped verges with finials. Wing to
north has slate roof with parapet wall and plain ashlar ridge
stacks with straight set grouped flues. Original tall block
running north/south of 2 storeys and attic, with double 2-storey
range to north, single 2-storey range to east with single storey
extensions of C19 to north and east. West front has 2 large
gables, that to right containing external stack. Left hand gable
has 4-light stone mullion and transom with king mullion and
dripmould right across gable. First floor has two 2-light stone
mullion and transoms to left with blind single light and square
hoodmould between, and 4-light to right with king mullion. String
courses between floors. C19 large gabled porch at base with
blocking course above cornice, angle buttresses, large 4-centred
arched doorway with double half-glazed doors and 4-centred glazed
fanlight. To right of porch, long 4-light stone mullion and
transom with king mullion and 2 transoms and leaded lights, with 3-
light stone mullion and round relieving arch in cellar below.
South end has 2-light stone mullion and transom in gable, 3-light
below, and C19 canted bay added on ground floor. Three gables to
rear of main range, 2 with external stacks. Left hand wing to
north has 5 windows, four 2-light wood mullion and transoms and
single light to far right, on both floors with string courses
between. Left hand bay projects slightly and has shallow gable.
Rear of range behind has sash windows, mostly 16-pane on first
floor, 24-pane on ground floor. Wing immediately east of main
block in same style as north wing, with 2 ground floor windows
lengthened. Immediately to north, in internal angle, is C19 single
storey billiard room with slate roof and large 6-light stone
mullion and transom with 2 king mullions and 2 transoms, and
stained glass windows depicting arms of Cripps family, owners of
house from C19 to late C20. Additional tall single-storey service
wing of C19 to east with stone mullion windows. Adjoining to east
of this wing is stone archway with depressed round arch with
dropped keystone, imposts, reverse coffered voussoirs and quoins.
Decorative frieze and dentil cornice, surmounted by finial with
palmette-type design. All internal shutters remain to C19 bay in
large room on south-west corner on ground floor, and room is
complete Jacobean survival with oak panelled walls with strapwork
pilasters, elaborate plaster ceiling with pendant bosses, and very
large carved stone fireplace and overmantel with figures and arms
of Pleydell, original owners of house till 1724.
(David Verey, Buildings of Engand - Gloucestershire: the Cotswolds,
Listing NGR: SP0644801916
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