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Description: Steanbridge with Attached Service Wing
Date Listed: 21 October 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 133497
OS Grid Reference: SO8755607704
OS Grid Coordinates: 387556, 207704
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7679, -2.1817
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SO 80 NE
5/305 Steanbridge with attached
service wing (formerly
21.10.55 listed as Steanbridge
Country house. C17 and early C19. Limestone ashlar for C19 front, otherwise
mainly squared and coursed or rubble limestone, slate roofs to later parts,
stone slate early wing, some concrete tile. Probably a C17 L-plan house to
which has been added a substantial C19 unit, on the south-west front completely
concealing the early building on that side: it now presents two distinctly
differing aspects of designs. Main, south-west front is 2-storeys, 2:1:2
windows with brought forward centre. Deep 12-pane sashes at ground floor and
normal 12-pane above, but centre window is of Palladian form with fan decoration
in segmental over-arch; semi-elliptical projecting porch with slender Doric
columns, now enclosed, with wide 6-paned door under overlight flanked by 8-pane
sashes. Small plinth, first floor band, moulded cornice. Return right has 3
bays, but ground floor centre and first floor bays 1 and 2 are blanked; at
ground floor a plate glass sash and C20 door, are 12-pane at first floor, and a
small central stack with swept up parapet. Set back, further right, is part of
C17 house, gabled 2 storeys, attic, and cellar, 2-light over 3-light recessed
chamfer casements with stopped drips over a large 16-pane sash. Plinth contains
two window openings to the basement. A late C19 low 2-storey wing to the right,
a large external stepped stack to coped gable. Return of C19 front, left is
3-bay, all blanked openings except top left 12-pane sash; a C19 conservatory is
attached. To left of this a long C17 frontage with gable to left and large
external stack to eaves, right. 2½ storeys, 4 windows; at ground floor in
projecting lean-to a 4-light casement to segmental head, then 2-light recessed
chamfer with stopped drip, a C20 part glazed door; to right of stack a further
door and deep 12-paned light. At first floor a 2-light recessed chamfer
mullioned casement with stopped drip, a 12-pane sash also under drip and further
12-pane sash each side of stacks; to the gable, left, a 2-light recessed chamfer
casement with stopped drip. Gables in this block coped one with cross saddle.
Left of this a further low cross-gabled unit. Projecting forward, left is long
low former service wing, partly two but mainly one storey, built across a slope,
considerably modified for domestic use, but openings to south-west mostly as
original, this block in fine limestone ashlar with stone slate roof. Interior
not inspected, but Cl9 block appears to retain its original shutters to the main
facade. This is Manor House in Laurie Lee's 'Cider with Rosie'.
Listing NGR: SO8755607704
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