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Description: Gatehouse, Stanway House
Date Listed: 4 June 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 134909
OS Grid Reference: SP0611332361
OS Grid Coordinates: 406113, 232361
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9897, -1.9124
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STANWAY STANWAY VILLAGE
13/123 Gatehouse, Stanway House
4.7.60 (formerly listed as part of
Stanway House and Gatehouse)
Gatehouse. About 1630, possibly by Timothy Strong of Barrington,
for Sir Richard Tracy: minor alterations c1700. Ashlar walls,
stone slate roof. Three-storey gatehouse. To road: carriage
archway with double doors, rising through two floors, moulded
framing to tall panels, strapwork carving over; 4-centred arch,
moulded surround and capitals, scroll keystone, plain spandrels.
Either side fluted Roman Doric columns, on high bases with
strapwork decoration; pilasters matching arch outside columns.
Above, frieze with alternating roses and diamonds between
triglyphs, broken segmental pediment over, shell finials at foot.
Pediment frames eared rectangular panel with coat of arms (last
added c1700), with triangular pediment above. Each side of
archway plinth, canted bay rising through 3 floors, each with 3-
light, ovolo-moulded mullion window, hoodmould extended as string
course. Bays with openwork parapet, and lead chute. Above 3
shaped gables, shell finials, repeated at an angle on corners of
building. 'T' plan gable chimneys, moulded caps. Either side,
within archway a semi-circular niche, plain impost blocks, moulded
surround to semi-circular head.
Interior: 2 spiral stairways, turning in opposite ways, stone
fireplaces with 4-centred arches. Forms group with House,
courtyard and garden walls and church (q.v.).
(J. A. Gotch, Early Renaissance Architecture in England, 1901; D.
Verey, Gloucestershire, the Cotswolds, 1970; Lord Neidpath,
Stanway House, 1984; T. Mowl and B. Earnshaw, Trumpet at a Distant
Listing NGR: SP0610232361
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