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Description: Soloman's Court with Barn and Shelter Shed
Date Listed: 28 June 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 132574
OS Grid Reference: SO9079703750
OS Grid Coordinates: 390797, 203750
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7324, -2.1346
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SO 90 SW BISLEY-WITH-LYPIATT BOURNES GREEN
7/18 Soloman's Court with barn
and shelter shed
Detached house with outbuilding range. Early C17, possibly
rebuilding of late medieval house. Random rubble limestone;
ashlar chimneys; stone slate roof. Two-storey with attic.
Attached stable and shelter shed range form courtyard on north east
side. North east side: 3-window fenestration, all recessed
cavetto mullioned leaded casements with hoodmoulds, 2 + 2-light
with king mullion to ground floor right, 3-light above; 3-light to
left, others all 2-light. Doorway with chamfered opening and plank
door to left of centre. Offset buttress to left end possibly of
earlier date than present house. Roof pitch reduced upon raising
of eaves. Gable end chimneys, that to south east end with moulded
cap. Lower outbuilding range attached to south east end, extended
in north east direction in C20, linking with barn and stable,
segmental arched passageway marking junction. Range returns on
opposite side of courtyard, this section including 2-bay shelter
shed. South west side: 2 gables to either end of this elevation
are later additions upon mid C18 rebuilding of roof, each
containing 2-light recessed chamfered mullioned casement with
hoodmould. Central 2-light immediately below eaves also added in
this alteration. Two casements to each floor arranged below
gables, 2 and 3-light with hoodmoulds, mostly C20 restored. Off-
centre doorway, aligned with that on north east side, has glazed
door and timber lintel. Lower outbuilding to right has off-centre
2-light chamfered mullioned casement; eaves-mounted gabled dormer
Interior: principal room on ground floor has very fine Jacobean
plaster ceiling, central beam also being plastered with mouldings
to beam chamfers and elaborated plaster stops. Similar chamfer
below running leaf trail frieze to partition wall. Large stone
Tudor arched fireplace with moulded opening. Stone spiral stair to
left, access to room above now blocked. Room elaborated early C18
with Doric chimneypiece having fluted pilasters; niche with shell
hood to right. Fielded panelling to casement shutters and to
window seats. Very large stone slab jambs to fireplace with timber
lintel in other ground floor room. Similar plasterwork and stone
chimneypiece recorded in upper floor room. As with Upper Througham
Farmhouse (q.v.) Soloman's Court was owned by the Smart family in
C17 and C18, both houses exhibiting many parallels in their
(N.M. Herbert, 'Bisley' in V.C.H. Glos. xi, 1976, pp 4-40; M.A.
Rudd, Historical Records of Bisley with Lypiatt, 1937; and D.
Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979)
Listing NGR: SO9079703750
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