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Broughton Court, Hanbury

Description: Broughton Court

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 December 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 147747

OS Grid Reference: SO9484361550
OS Grid Coordinates: 394843, 261550
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2521, -2.0769

Location: Hanbury, Worcestershire WR9 7EE

Locality: Hanbury
Local Authority: Wychavon District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: WR9 7EE

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Listing Text

SO 96 SW
3/71 (15/15) Broughton Court
- II

The address shall be amended to read:
3/71 (15/15) Becknor Manor (formerly listed
29.12.52 as Broughton Court)
- II


SO 96 SW
3/71 (15/15) Broughton Court
- II

House. c1575, altered mid-C18 and mid-C19; restored late C20. Part timber-
framed with painted brick and rendered infill on sandstone and brick plinths,
part brick; plain tiled roofs. Hall and cross-wing plan; hall aligned east/
west and originally of two framed bays with through-passage and open hearth;
it was rebuilt in brick in the mid-C18 with a large external chimney to its
north elevation; solar and service wings also of two framed bays; solar at
west end has a large external sandstone chimney with rebuilt pair of star-
shaped stacks and also an outshut to its west side elevation; the solar wing
has been partly rebuilt as original during the late C20; service wing has
a C19 external chimney to its south side elevation. Two storeys and attic
with dentilled eaves cornice to hall. Framing: service wing of three rows
of panels from sill to wall-plate, short straight upper corner braces, collar
and tie-beam trusses with struts and V-strut in apex; solar has jettied first
floor at north gable end (south gable end probably similar), and two rows of
panels above and below jetty, short straight braces across upper corners and
collar and tie-beam truss with three struts beneath collar and V-strut in
apex. North front elevation: hall part has three 3-light casements on the
first floor and, to the right, a C19 gabled balustered timber-framed porch
with moulded finial and, within, a doorcase with panelled pilasters, panelled
reveals and C20 door with a transom light above. The service gable end to
the left has two ground-floor 2-light casements with plank weatherings and
an attic light. The solar gable end to the right has a long C20 3-light wood-
mullioned window with a central transom and a first floor C20 3-light wood-
mullioned window. Interior: hall has two stop-chamfered longitudinal beams
and, flanking the C20 fireplace two pointed-arched cupboards with moulded
architraves, keyblocks and panelled doors. The solar has a cross-beamed
ceiling to each bay, the beams retain their painted decoration. A C19 coach
house and stable wing adjoins the solar and a C19 tank room, boiler room and
kennels adjoin the service wing. The house stands on a moated site; it was
once part of the Bearcroft Estate and may have been the Dower House.
(VCH, Vol 3 (ii), p 373; BoE, p 186).

Listing NGR: SO9484361550

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Source: English Heritage

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