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Description: Warrens Gorse
Date Listed: 12 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 131180
OS Grid Reference: SP0067105835
OS Grid Coordinates: 400671, 205835
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7512, -1.9917
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SP 00 NW
6/156 Warrens Gorse
Large house. Built c1922 by Norman Jewson. Random roughly squared
and dressed limestone with dressed stone quoins; stone slate roof;
rubble stacks. 2 1/2, 1 1/2 and single-storey. Entrance front: three
gables with projecting 2-storey entrance porch in addition, between
the two left-hand gables, 1 1/2 storey service wing runs away left.
Main body: single-light, 2 and 3-light double-chamfered stone-
mullioned casements to both floors; one large 5-light stone-
mullioned casement with transom to the first floor of the gable to
the right of the entrance porch. Single-lights and a 2-light
window cut out of a single stone slab to the gables. Double
studded plank door with strap hinges within a round-headed surround
with a keystone to the porch. Diamond-shaped decoration on base of
the keystone. Stone with bird (possibly a raven) in relief above
the door. Stone-mullioned casements and 4 slate-hung eaves dormers
to the service wing. All casements with leaded panes. Triple-
gabled garden front with single-storey flat-roofed conservatory
added in 1961, to the left, and service wing with gable to right.
Stone-mullioned flat-roofed canted bays to the left and right-hand
gables (which project forwards slightly) and are linked by a
verandah with lean-to roof supported on two thin circular ashlar
columns; 6-light stone-mullioned window with two transoms to the
left-hand bay; 4-light stone-mullioned casement with transom
above. Fenestration otherwise single-light, 2 and 3-light double-
chamfered stone-mullioned casements. Small single-light casements
with leaded panes to the attics. Continuous run of 6 glass doors
with timber frames and a stopped hood inserted in 1961, gives
access from the verandah to the house. Similar 4-door opening to
the conservatory. Gable-end and axial stacks with moulded
Interior: panelled hall and dining room; open well staircase with
balusters with chamfered corners alternating with narrow fielded
panels; newels with carved squirrel, fox and rabbit finials
respectively; similar staircase by Ernest Gimson at Waterlane
House, near Bisley. The principal room is of double height:
recess with a low coved plasterwork ceiling, formerly decorated
with plasterwork animals, off one side of the room; inglenook
fireplace with a stone surround at the rear of the recess. Six-
panel doors with cord pull timber latches throughout.
Listing NGR: SP0067105835
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Source: English Heritage
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