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Marsden Manor, Rendcomb

Description: Marsden Manor

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 131264

OS Grid Reference: SP0109411797
OS Grid Coordinates: 401094, 211797
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8048, -1.9855

Location: Marsden, Colesbourne, Gloucestershire GL7 7EU

Locality: Rendcomb
Local Authority: Cotswold District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL7 7EU

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Listing Text

SP 01 SW
2/241 Marsden Manor


Former C16-mid C17 farmhouse, altered and extended 1924 by one of
the Cotswold Arts and Crafts Group architects for Col Fitzgerald
(datestone on projecting stack on the east side of the south
range). Limestone rubble with dressed stone quoins; rubble stacks
some with dressed stone quoins; stone slate roof. 'T'-shaped plan
to the earliest ranges at the centre (comprising 4 successive
ranges); early C20 ranges added to the east and west and parallel
to the east side of the earlier house, reflect the earlier plan
form. 1 1/2, 2 and 2 1/2 storeys. Entrance (north) front with central
gable, possibly part of the original farmhouse, with a 3-light
stone-mullioned casement with transom; gablet to the C20 extension
to the right with 2-light stone-muillioned casement to the first
floor; part-glazed door within a moulded basket-headed surround
with a stopped hood below; projecting stack and lean-to far right;
stone-mullioned casements and a projecting 2-storey gable lit by
stone-mullioned casements left of the central gable. Successive
elements of the C17 farmhouse visible from the south west with a
projecting bread oven to the 1 1/2 storey part. Gable-end of the
parallel C20 range with a semi-circular archway on each side,
projects out over a pool; plastered beams decorated with swimming
fishes within 2 1/2 storey range visible from the south east probably
represents part of the earlier house and has a flat-chamfered
segmental-headed doorway in its east facing gable end; 3-light
hollow-chamfered stone-mullioned casement reused in a flat-roofed
extension to the left. Three and 4-light casements with unpainted
oak frames to the C20 east range. All other windows are C20 stone-
mullioned casements. Gable-end and axial stacks; projecting
stacks play an important role in the C20 extensions.
Interior of C17 farmhouse: inglenook fireplace; beams with deep
flat chamfers; slate flag floor. Exposed possibly C16 roof with
collar beams and curved windbracing over the hall containing the
C20 staircase which has turned balusters (alternating with later
C20 broomstick handles); traces of a further roof with curved
windbracing within another part of the house. Panelled plastered
ceiling to a formerly panelled upstairs room with the C20 range
(panelling removed to Cliffordine House, Rendcomb); C20 panelling
in the adjoining room. Handmade blue tiling in the bathroom;
doorways with handmade thumb latches or simple wooden handles.
Small Tudor-arched stone fireplace with later mantelshelf in the
drawing room.
(V.C.H., Vol Glos, Vol VII, p223; photograph of the unextended
farmhouse in Particulars and plans of Rendcomb Park, 1913, Glos
Colln. RV 248.1.) -

Listing NGR: SP0109411797

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Source: English Heritage

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