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Description: Hardwicke Court
Date Listed: 10 January 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 131725
OS Grid Reference: SO7878611712
OS Grid Coordinates: 378786, 211712
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8036, -2.3091
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SO 71 SE HARDWICKE BRISTOL ROAD
4/69 Hardwicke Court
Large country house. 1817-19; by Sir Robert Smirke for T.J. Lloyd-
Baker. Limestone ashlar; brick service wings; Welsh slate roof.
Central staircase plan; central 3-storey block; 2-storey side
wings. Front: windows 2:1:2 with central square single-storey
porch having plain paired pilasters and narrow side sashes; plain
unmoulded window openings; tall 15-pane (3 x 5) ground floor
sashes; 12-pane to middle storey 6-pane to top floor; plain band at
first floor level; moulded cornices above, that to top floor with
plain blocking course above; low pitched roof, parapet-gabled at
ends; moulded caps to ashlar chimney stacks. Flanking 2-storey
side wings project forwards with single-window fenestration; large
tripartite sash in segmental headed opening to ground floor with
smaller square-headed tripartite sash above; hipped parapet roof.
South end: paired 15-pane sashes to side wing in central break
forward; 2 blocked openings above. North end: 3 blocked openings
to each floor. Back: service block projects from front range;
ground floor in ashlar limestone with segmental arched scattered
fenestration; upper floors are addition in brick with cambered
arched sashes; further single-storey service wing projects to
south-west. Plain Neo-classical interior: hall lit from porch
through arched inner glazed screen with open well staircase on axis
with central hall; Neo-classical marble fireplaces to each
principal room. Stands in landscaped park with terracing to east
of house enclosing fountain pool (q.v.). Straight canal to south
on axis of former house. Built as replacement for Trye family
manor house of C16 and C17. (Article in County Life, 5th July
1978; C.R. Elrington, 'Hardwicke' in V.C.H. Glos.x, 1972 pp. 178-
188; and D.Verey, Gloucestershire: The Vale and the Forest of Dean,
Listing NGR: SO7878611712
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