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The Steward's House and Manor Cottage, Bledington

Description: The Steward's House and Manor Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 130153

OS Grid Reference: SP2459622895
OS Grid Coordinates: 424596, 222895
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9041, -1.6439

Location: Chapel Street, Bledington, Gloucestershire OX7 6XA

Locality: Bledington
Local Authority: Cotswold District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: OX7 6XA

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Listing Text

SP 2422
(south side)
12/41 The Steward's House and Manor
25.8.60 (formerly listed as Manor Cottages
House at centre of row of 3 buildings. Formerly one house, divided
into 3 cottages C19, now two. C17, with later single storey C19
and C20 extensions either side. Coursed squared and dressed
limestone, stone slate roof, ashlar stack twined with brick stack,
2 artificial stone stacks on ashlar stumps. Rectangular main body
with C19 former wash house extension rear left. Almost symmetrical
facade with single storey C20 kitchen extension right and rear wall
of single storey lean-to store left. Main body; 2 storeys and
attic lit by 3 Cotswold dormers with 2-light stone-mullioned
casements, 3 and 4-light double-chamfered stone-mullioned
casements. Lower left-hand window C20 replacement with blocked
doorway left. All windows with stopped hoods and horizontal
glazing bars. Plank door off centre left. Flat coping to dormers
and gable ends. Roll-cross saddles at right gable end and on
Cotswold dormers. Twin left gable end stack, twin axial diagonally
set stacks off centre right.
Interior: formerly 3-room plan with linking doors against the rear
wall. Former central room retains part of raised plasterwork
frieze c2m long by cO.4m deep. The central part of the frieze is
decorated with vine scroll decoration, the upper margin with
bursting seed pods and griffins, the lower with foliate decoration,
inglenook fireplace with moulded Tudor arched bressumer in same
room. Spine beam with ogee stops. Fragment of plaster work of
similar dimensions and with similar marginal decoration in left-
hand room (Manor Cottage) over fireplace. Central band decorated
with a repeated motif comprising a forward facing head flanked by
foliate 'S' scrolls incorporating grotesque faces in profile.
Stone 'Tudor'-arched fireplace below with carved spandrels, similar
fireplace in bedroom above. Reputed to have been built as house
for Winchcombe Abbey's manorial steward.

Listing NGR: SP2459622895

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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