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Seynckley House Including Courtyard Walls, Minchinhampton

Description: Seynckley House Including Courtyard Walls

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 28 June 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 133026

OS Grid Reference: SO8431301912
OS Grid Coordinates: 384313, 201912
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7157, -2.2284

Location: Culver Hill, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire GL5 5BB

Locality: Minchinhampton
Local Authority: Stroud District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL5 5BB

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Listing Text

(east side)

15/236 Seynckley House including courtyard
walls (previously listed as St Loe's

Large detached house. Late C15 or early C16 north range and
courtyard walls; early C17 south range; west (linking) range
built for school, 1698. 1909 alterations by Sidney Barnsley for
Henry Payne. Random and coursed rubble limestone; ashlar
chimneys; stone slate roof. Two-storey with attic ranges forming
3 sides of courtyard with high wall to east. North side: late
C17 re-facing of C15/16 range with 3-window 2-light chamfered
mullioned casement fenestration with linking hoodmoulds. Early
C20 alteration to form 3 tall full-height windows; 2 gabled
dormers, one leaded. End of late C17 west range to right with
single-window fenestration, originally 2-light, doorway inserted
in altered ground floor casement. East gable end of this range
has open-sided bellcote with leaded ogee top, clock in small gable
on courtyard side. West side: main elevation of late C17 range.
Mostly 2-light mullioned casements in 6-window elevation, grouped
under combining hoodmoulds, except 3-light to each floor roughly at
centre. Roof hipped at north west corner, gable at south end.
Four gabled dormers; 2 chimneys with moulded caps. South end:
right of gable end of south range is early C17 cross-gabled wing,
single-window fenestration below south-facing parapet gable, C19 3-
light to ground floor, 5-light ovolo moulded upper floor casement,
3-light to attic with small blocked opening above. Chimney gable
to rear of this range. C20 inserted timber cross-windows face
courtyard. Courtyard wall has large pointed arched doorway at
south east corner; further pointed arched doorway where wall joins
gable end of north range, projecting stair turret havng coped top
and small light.
Interior: several original doorways in north range, 2 to stone
spiral stair with ogee arched heads; pointed arched external
doorway adjacent. Three-bay roof to this part, principal rafters
having curved feet, originally with arched bracing, this now
missing. Fine early C17 Jacobean stone fireplace in upper floor
room of south range; fireplace of possibly slightly earlier date
in south end of west range, this indicating the range may be a
rebuilding. Late C17 dog-leg staircase with turned balusters and
moulded handrails. Several simple stone fireplaces by Barnsley.
One window has stained glass by Henry Payne. Owned through much
of medieval period by Berkeley family, the house was greatly
altered to serve as charity school in 1698. Bought by Henry
Payne, the artist and stained glass designer in 1908.
(Photographs of exterior in N.M.R. N.M. Herbert, 'Minchinhampton'
in V.C.H. Glos. xi, 1976, pp. 184-207; and D. Verey,
Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979)

Listing NGR: SO8431301912

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Source: English Heritage

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