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Description: Court Farmhouse
Date Listed: 28 June 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 131878
OS Grid Reference: SO8147403276
OS Grid Coordinates: 381474, 203276
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7279, -2.2696
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SO 8103 KING'S STANLEY BROAD STREET
13/3 Court Farmhouse
Detached farmhouse. C15, late C16, c1800 and mid-late C19
additions. Dressed, squared and coursed rubble limestone;
artificial stone-rebuilt shafts to ashlar chimneys; stone slate
roof. Two-storey range; two 2-storey west wings; east stair
wing; dairy at south end. West side: 2 parapet-gabled wings,
right having finial; single-window 3-light recessed chamfered
mullioned fenestration except for ground floor 2+2-light to left
wing, all with hoodmoulds. Two-window sash fenstration with plain
architraves between wings: 12-pane with thick glazing bars to
ground floor; 4-pane to upper floor. Central gabled roof dormer
to attic with C20 casement. High stone plinth to central part of
elevation. Right is C15 part with upper floor trefoil-headed
lancet, the lower part being blocked by enclosed lean-to porch
extending roof from mid-late C19 dairy at south end with small
parapet gable having shuttered opening. Left of central part of
range is c1800 addition with doorway having 6-panel door with
rectangular light over; 2 eaves- mounted roof dormers with C20
casements. Ridge-mounted chimneys indicate ends of this addition.
South end: gable-mounted chimney has 2 diagonal shafts; off-
centre 2-light upper floor mullioned casement with hoodmould.
Parapet gabled end to dairy off-centre to main gable has 2+2-light
ground floor casement. Attached lean-to and outbuildings link
with small C17 stone-built building. East side: parapet gabled
stair wing has finial and 2-light upper floor casement, off-centre
ground floor singe-light, both with hoods. Roof of main range to
left is extended in catslide forming large C19 porch and supported
on stone columns with cushion capitals and moulded bases.
Fenestration otherwise is mix of sash and mullioned windows. North
end: parapet-gabled; single-window fenestration with deep stone
lintels, 12-pane sash to ground floor with C20 small-paned casement
Interior: upper floor room at south end of building has C15
cambered ceiling having central stone moulded rib and stone corbel
blocks; spandrels having carved timber panelling. Pointed-arched
doorway on west side of this room is concealed from exterior by
late C16 addition, but has hoodmould and was probably an external
entrance. Ceiling of room below has compartmental design with
heavily moulded beams, probably an alteration of late C16. History
of house is linked with both the borough and manor of King's
Stanley. Forms part of group with court house and barn (q.v.).
(N.M. Herbert, 'King's Stanley' in V.C.H. Glos. x, 1972, pp 242-
Listing NGR: SO8147403276
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