If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.
Description: Aycote House
Date Listed: 12 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 131262
OS Grid Reference: SP0082110124
OS Grid Coordinates: 400821, 210124
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7898, -1.9895
Explore more of the area around Rendcomb, Gloucestershire at Explore Britain.
SP 01 SW
2/239 Aycote House
Large house dated 1931 on rainwater heads, by Norman Jewson for I.
Naylor. Random roughly squared limestone; ashlar stacks; stone
slate roof. 'L'-shaped plan; 'E' to garden. Two storeys and
attic. Entrance (east) front: central 2-storey gabled porch,
further gabled projection far right. Two, 3 and 4-light stone-
mullioned casements mostly with moulded hoods; stone-mullioned
cross window lighting the service stairs immediately left of the
projecting gable. Plank door within a flat-chamfered flattened
Tudor arched surround with a deep dressed stone lintel and a
moulded hood; ventilation slit to the porch gable. Almost
symmetrical south (garden) front with gables projecting forwards
far left and far right; central flat-roofed canted bay; mostly 2
and 4-light stone-mullioned casements with transoms to the ground
floor; 2 and 4-light stone-mullioned casements to the first floor;
single-light windows with moulded hoods to each gable. All
casements with leaded panes. Axial stacks.
Interior: staircase with a square-framed balustrade and moulded
handrail (typical of Jewson's interior work). Drawing room: high
open-beamed ceiling; bolection-moulded fireplace; two 6-panel
doors, with brass fixtures (reputed to come from Leeds Castle).
Dining room: angled corner fireplace with fireback initialled
'I.N.'. Service stair appears to be based on a Voysey design with
floor to ceiling stick balusters. Design of house probably
influenced by Rodmarton Manor (q.v. Rodmarton C.P.).
(N.M. Herbert, 'Rendcomb' in V.C.H. Glos. Vol VII, p 218-227; and
D. Verey, The Buildings of England: The Cotswolds, 1979; and M.
Hill notes for forthcoming book n.d.)
Listing NGR: SP0082110124
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
Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.