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Description: Claremont House
Date Listed: 9 March 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 129753
OS Grid Reference: SP1449400388
OS Grid Coordinates: 414494, 200388
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7021, -1.7917
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SP 1400-1500 FAIRFORD MARSTON MAISEY LANE
14/196 Claremont House (formerly listed
as 'Claremont' and 'Gateposts Claremont
and Quadrant Entrance Wall')
Country house. 1911 by Sir E. Guy Dawber for J. Reade. Cotswold
Queen Anne style. Local coursed and dressed stone with modillion
eaves cornice, hipped stone slate roof, plain large stone stacks.
L-shape, 2 storeys and attic. Main elevation to garden has 7
windows, 12-pane sashes with keystone and sloping voussoirs, with
central three breaking forward under pediment with keyed oculus.
Large central moulded stone doorway with dropped keystone,
pulvinated frieze, and moulded cornice on consoles. Seven dormers
with flat roofs and moulded wood cornices. Entrance front of 5
windows, central 3 set back. Central stone doorcase with Ionic
columns, entablature and pediment, rusticated door surround with
door of 8 fielded panels, lower 4 forming an X shape. Lower
service wing to east, linked by wall with arched door to
outbuildings (not included), and with single-storey extension
ending at north east corner with small square pyramidal roofed
pavilion. Coursed stone wall with clay ridge tile coping extends
north from both sides of house with small break to west for garden
and larger on east for yard, ending in small central quadrant to
north with large square piers on moulded plinth, with moulded stone
cornice and large ball finials with vermiculated bands. Wall
approximately 2.8m high, piers nearly 4m high. The house is set in
formal grounds with yew hedges and fountains and is a good example
of early C20 taste.
(Architectural Review, 1923)
Listing NGR: SP1449400388
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Source: English Heritage
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