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Badgeworth Court School, Badgeworth

Description: Badgeworth Court School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 134954

OS Grid Reference: SO9018119150
OS Grid Coordinates: 390181, 219150
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8708, -2.1440

Location: Leckhampton, Gloucestershire GL51 5UL

Locality: Badgeworth
Local Authority: Tewkesbury Borough Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL51 5UL

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Listing Text

SO 91 NW

4/2 Badgeworth Court School


Large house now school, 1897-1901 by F.W. Waller of Gloucester for
J.H. Selwyn Paine, but incorporating parts of an earlier house by
Thomas Rickman and his pupil Henry Hutchinson. Red brick, slate
roof, basically rectangular plan. Two storeys. Entrance front:
central projecting porch with a shaped gable; moulded red
sandstone entrance arch with keystone and carved spandrels;
decoration above the door, obscured by ivy; 3-light window with
ovolo-moulded windows above, moulded sill continued as string
course around the porch; parapet with moulded cornice; heraldic
shield with a lion, 3 clam shells and a fleur de lys within a
strapwork surround decorating the gable. Gable formerly with 3
spiked ball finials, only one now remains. Bull's-eye window to
the right-hand-return. Five-light sandstone window with ovolo-
moulded mullions and two transoms to the left of the porch with
heraldic stained glass. Projecting chimney stack set back to the
left, flanked by bull's-eye windows with ornately carved surrounds
with cable mouldings, keystone and carved foliate spandrels at
ground floor level; heraldic shield with a segmental moulded hood
at first floor level. All windows sandstone with hexagonal and
diamond-leaded glazing. Three-bays to the right of the entrance
porch: 12-pane sashes with horns and gauged brick heads to the
ground floor; three 9-pane sashes to the first floor; band
between the--floors. Parapet to the left of the shaped gable
formerly with finials, now lost. Gablet with bull's-eye window
and a raised ornate C17 style surround upper right. Five-windowed
garden front with central double glass doors with glazing bars;
segmental-headed tripartite sash with keystone above. Projecting
shaped gables either side with tripartite sashes, gauged brick
heads and keystones to the ground floor; tripartite sashes to the
first floor with fan patera and a round-headed arch with a keystone
to the central part of the window; 12-pane sash with a gauged
brick head and keystone to the right; 9-pane sash above; square
sundial with the inscription 'TEMPUS FUGIT' and a fan patera set
within a simplified shaped gable above. Parapet with moulded
cornice and ball finials. Gable-end and axial stacks, mostly twin.
Interior: Jacobethan hall (now ceiled in). Six-panel doors with
fielded panels. Drawing room with C17 style moulded plaster
ceiling; moulded cornice; round-headed niches. Doric columns
flanking access from a smaller room off the drawing room.
(Particulars of sale 1918. G.R.O.2299/2000; Plans and elevations
G.R.0.2593; Notes for forthcoming book N. Kingsley n.d.)

Listing NGR: SO9017719150

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Source: English Heritage

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