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Description: Piers Court
Date Listed: 2 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 131575
OS Grid Reference: ST7332198737
OS Grid Coordinates: -691026, -15286931
Latitude/Longitude: 1,000.0000, 1,000.0000
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ST 79 NW STINCHCOMBE WOTTON ROAD
3/122 (west side)
Large detached dwelling. Principally late C18, but incorporates earlier house
probably C16. Palladian block rendered to parapet and with fluted frieze band, hipped
tiled roof, large stacks with moulded caps and skirts; north front, two storeys,
2+3+2-windowed, all original sashes with glazing bars, central 3 bays in slightly
brought forward section with sediment supported by doric pilasters, central 6-panel
fielded door in Doric open pedimented doorcase having frieze with rosettes. Return,
right prominent half-octagonal bay plus three windowed front, all good sashes as north
face, and one bay return linking to lower wing in rubble with ashlar stack, latter
known as Piers Cottage. South wing, parallel with but slightly offset to Palladian
wing, rendered, to parapet with large ball finials, stone slate roof and ashlar stack;
two storeys, 3-windowed, small 2-light casements at second floor, 2-light sashes with
glazing bars, first and ground floors, all with stone cills; plank and batten door
centrally in broad C16 wave and ovolo mould wood frame.
Interior of older section with heavy chamfered stopped beams, some box timber framing
in wall at interfce between new and old, and bell in opening to west gable - said to
have summoned Court formerly held in what is now Piers Cottage; C18 section has
generous stone staircase with stick balusters and swept mahogany rail, and many
contemorary shutters and doors.
Piers Court was the home of Evelyn Waugh from January 1937 to October 1956.
Listing NGR: ST7332198737
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Source: English Heritage
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