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Description: Stanley House
Date Listed: 24 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 131896
OS Grid Reference: SO8112804164
OS Grid Coordinates: 381128, 204164
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7359, -2.2747
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SO 8104 KING'S STANLEY RYEFORD
10/22 Nos 1 to 3 (consec) Stanley
Former large country house, now 3 houses. Dated 1593; mid and
late C18 alterations; early C19 addition. Begun by Richard
Clutterbuck; completed by Elizabeth, his wife. Roughcast render
with limestone ashlar dressings; roughcast to ashlar and brick
chimneys; Welsh slate and concrete tile roofs. Long 2-storey
range with attic; 2 south wings with later addition between; 3-
storey block at east end. Front: 2 parapet-gabled mid C18 wings
with 2-window 12-pane sash fenestration to ground and upper floors
with plain keyed architraves; single round-arched attic casement
to each gable with imposts and plain keyed architraves; leaded
casements. Datestone to right wing mounted above upper floor
sashes, presumably reset from elsewhere: 'RC EC 1593'. Central
infill with lower pitched gable is early C19 with 3 tall upper
floor 15-pane sashes; blocked round-arched attic opening. Ground
floor altered in C20. Two-window sash fenestration to block
to right with plain parapet: 12-pane to ground and middle floors,
9-pane to upper floor all with plain architraves, keyed to ground
and middle floors. West end: parapet-gabled end of main range to
left with off-centre projecting chimney stack; single 2-light
cavetto mullioned attic casement with hood has one leaded light.
Off-centre upper floor sash."Lateral chimney stack to side of wing
to right. East end: rebuilt early C19 with 2 low-pitched gables,
left with brick chimney, right retaining ashlar chimney with
moulded cap. Single-window fenestration between gables, C19
sashes. Central C20 recessed doorway. Rear: 2 gables. Mixed
sash fenestration including many mid C18 eighteen-pane sashes with
thick glazing bars. Earlier openings in gables: 2-light in left,
small single-light in right.
Interior altered in conversion to 3 houses. Central infill
addition conceals former winter garden with round-arched arcading
dating from mid-late C18; large upper floor room above appears
early C19 addition with later fireplace and cornice. No 2 contains
former main open well staircase with bobbin balusters and matching
newels. Many sashes retain panelled shutters. Formerly the main
house of the Clutterbuck family, owners of Stanley Mill for C17 and
much of C18.
(N.M. Herbert, 'King's Stanley' in V.C.H. Glos. x, 1972, pp 242-
257; and D. Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979)
Listing NGR: SO8112804164
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