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Church House, Sedgeberrow

Description: Church House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 July 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 148599

OS Grid Reference: SP0201638310
OS Grid Coordinates: 402016, 238310
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0432, -1.9720

Location: Main Street, Sedgeberrow, Worcestershire WR11 7UQ

Locality: Sedgeberrow
Local Authority: Wychavon District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: WR11 7UQ

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Listing Text

SO 0238 - 0338
8/146 23/8 Church House
- II*

Chapel, now house. C13 origins, remodelled c1600 with late C18 addition
and further mid-C19 and mid-C20 alterations. Part coursed limestone rubble
with ashlar dressings, part timber-framed with roughcast infill, painted
brick additions and thatched roof. Three bays aligned north-east/south-west,
external roughcast rubble chimney with brick stack at south-west end. Two
storeys. Framing: two rows of square panels at first floor level. Much of
the timber has been replaced and there is a replacement collar and tie-beam
truss with struts at the north-east end. South-east front elevation: the
ground floor has a C20 canted hipped-roofed bay window with a stone-tilled
roof in the left bay and two 3-light C20 leaded casements with plank weather-
ings in the right bay. On the first floor is an oriel window, a 4-light leaded
casement and a 3-light casement; all are C19. The central entrance has a C20
gabled timber porch on an ashlar base and a partly glazed C20 door. At the
north-east end of the ground floor is a C13 window which has a pair of cusped
lancets and between them a pointed-lobed quatrefoil. The semi-circular head
is cut from a single stone block, as is the chamfered mullion and sill. There
is also a C13 cusped lancet at the eastern end of the rear wall. At the rear
of the central bay is a two-storey C18 kitchen wing with a brick ridge end
stack. Interior: the chapel originally occupied the north-east bay and the
walls at this end are about 2' 4" thick and the windows are deeply splayed;
the 2-light window has holes in the mullion probably for shutter bolts. The
main ground floor rooms have c1600 ogee stop-chamfered main ceiling beams and
joists. The central ground floor room is sub-divided by a lateral arch-braced
chamfered ceiling beam. There is a large fireplace at the south-west end (with
a bread oven and c1600 narrow brick lining to sides) and also in the C18 kitchen
wing. Mainly flagstone floors; central bay has probable reused ledger slabs on
the floor, a niche in the south-east wall (possibly a reset upturned basin or
even piscina as it has a blocked central drainage hole) and in a recess in the
north-east side is a Jacobean settle with baluster legs (apparently an original
fixture). The chapel is said to have been built by Thomas of Evesham who built
the present parish church of St Mary (qv) in circa 1328 when he eventually
settled in Sedgeberrow. [VCH, Vol 8, p 519 (Glos)].

Listing NGR: SP0201638310

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Source: English Heritage

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