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Description: Horsley Court
Date Listed: 24 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 132925
OS Grid Reference: ST8392498166
OS Grid Coordinates: 383924, 198166
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6820, -2.2339
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ST 8298-8398 HORLSEY NARROWCUT LANE
20/131 Horsley Court
Large detached house. c1690; altered and enlarged c1820; central
tower added c1850. Random and coursed rubble limestone, mostly
roughcast rendered; ashlar and brick rebuilt chimneys; stone and
Welsh slate roof. Two-storey with attic front range with central
3-storey tower. Two-storey rear wing and attached cider house.
Front: central tower projection with rusticated quoins and moulded
eaves to hipped roof; single window to each face, one 2-light with
pointed heads, others sashes; one round arched sash to upper
floor. Central doorway with reset stone lintel inscribed 'G E W
1608'. Six-window sash fenestration, all 12-pane with plain
architraves. Deep coved eaves. Six pedimented roof dormers with
9-pane sashes. Gable end chimneys, south rebuilt with 2 diagonal-
set brick shafts. Rear: L-plan block mainly rebuilt c1820 but
incorporating earlier masonry. Two tall 2-light ovlo moulded
windows with hoodmoulds to each floor set below parapet gable with
tall chimney. Similar 3-light windows in projecting wing to left.
Attached cider house has 2 timber mullioned windows to ground
floor, row of pigeon holes below eaves. Stone steps to loft
doorway in gable end.
Interior: original dog-leg staircase with turned balusters and
moulded handrail. Good delicate ceiling plasterwork in one room,
realistic rose decoration and reeding. Most unusual feature is
formerly removable ceiling to dining room, originally raised to
create gallery when room used as court house. Matching recess
retained in upper floor ceiling. Stone cider press with horse's
harness in cider house. Dated stone door-lintel could be survival
from previous house, initials being of Webb family of clothiers.
Dovecote (q.v.) to south west and coach house (q.v.) to south.
(D. Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979)
Listing NGR: ST8392498166
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