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Description: Court House to North West of Court Farmhouse
Date Listed: 28 June 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 132020
OS Grid Reference: SO8145003290
OS Grid Coordinates: 381450, 203290
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7280, -2.2700
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SO 8103 KING'S STANLEY BROAD STREET
13/4 Court house to north west of
Court Farmhouse (previously listed
as barn with Court Farmhouse)
Formerly courthouse, now barn. Late C16. Dressed and squared
limestone, mostly coursed; ashlar chimney; stone slate roof.
Two-storey with attic. Attached lean-to on east side is not of
special interest. East side: central and to right chamfered
pointed-arched doorway, central blocked, right with later plank
door. Fenestration arranged in chequerboard fashion, all 2-light
double chamfered mullioned casements with hoodmoulds. Upper floor
window to left is blocked. At outer ends small ground floor
single-light serving spiral staircases. North end: parapet gable
with finial. Two-light to upper floor, single-light to attic.
South end: fenestration in gable end as to north with C17 inserted
chamfered doorway having C19 plank stable door. West side:
fenestration arranged in chequerboard fashion with 4 ground floor
and 2 upper floor openings, all 2-light. Some later alteratons
including large raking buttress blocking a ground floor window, and
a blocked upper floor window. The other upper floor window
enlarged to form loading doorway, now with timber casement. Some
fragments of original leading to windows remain, but most have C19
fixed lights. Central ridge-mounted chimney with moulded cap.
Interior has stone spiral staircase in corner at each end, that at
south end rising to attic, while that at north terminates at upper
floor. Central chimney is later insertion as are stone partition
walls at mid length; attic remains continuous. Fine 5-bay collar
truss roof with arched windbracing to lower tier of purlins, all
constructed to joinery quality, all joints being numbered and
pegged. Floor beams and joists are also of joinery quality and
regularly spaced. This building is probably that recorded to have
been used for borough courts, later serving as a gaol in mid C18.
The internal features and architectural quality are suggestive of a
public use, and it is most likely that it was built as a court
house, making it a very rare Cotswold example of this building
(N.M. Herbert, 'King's Stanley' in V.C.H. Glos. x, 1972, pp 242-
Listing NGR: SO8145003290
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Source: English Heritage
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