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Description: Wall and Gates to Entrance Courtyard, Stanway House
Date Listed: 7 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 134910
OS Grid Reference: SP0610932396
OS Grid Coordinates: 406109, 232396
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9900, -1.9124
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STANWAY STANWAY VILLAGE
13/124 Wall and gates to entrance
courtyard, Stanway House
Wall and gates. Probably c1630. Ashlar stone. 'L' plan wall,
round 2 sides courtyard, from gatehouse (q.v.) to house (q.v.);
gateway in centre of each side. Wall about 2.75m high, with
ridged stone coping in 2 courses, roll ridge: wall steps up each
side of gateways, coping returned up vertical face of step.
Gateway opposite door to house: double doors up 2 stone steps,
doors with applied ribs, fluted fan top, semi-circular head.
Projecting, rusticated quoins each side, voussoirs stepped on outer
face, large keystone. Moulded string course and cornice to raised
wall over: broken scrolled pediment framing rusticated pier,
moulded top, shell finial: shell finials at foot of pediment.
Gateway opposite gatehouse: wide archway, 4-centred arch;
rusticated piers each side, plain impost blocks, rusticated
spandrels, large keystone. Scrolled, broken pediment framing
centre block with semi-circular recess, plain impost block running
round back of niche, moulded surround to semi-circular head.
Moulded top, shell finial over, and to feet of pediment. Either
side archway similar niches to that in pediment, but larger.
Apparently built with gatehouse: may be by Timothy Strong. One
gate leads to churchyard.
(Sir R. Atkyns, The Ancient and Present State of Gloucestershire,
1712; D. Verey, Gloucestershire, the Cotswolds, 1970.
Listing NGR: SP0610232398
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