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Bretforton Grange, Bretforton

Description: Bretforton Grange

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 July 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 148623

OS Grid Reference: SP0863044176
OS Grid Coordinates: 408630, 244176
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0959, -1.8754

Location: Station Road, Bretforton, Worcestershire WR11 7HS

Locality: Bretforton
Local Authority: Wychavon District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: WR11 7HS

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Listing Text

SP 0844 - SP 0944

13/21 Bretforton Grange


Shown on OS map as Grange Farm.
Monastic grange, now house. Early C14, remodelled and extended 1635,
with some late C20 alterations. Coursed lias rubble with ashlar dressings,
Cotswold stone and tile roof. C14 range aligned north/south, subsidiary
(service) range extending west from southern corner has stacks at both ends;
C17 wing projects to south from latter range with central stack. East front:
C14 range to right of two storeys with gable-lit attic, stone coped verges
and stepped buttresses. External staircase of C20 to right-hand side; to
left; two 3-light C17 stone mullioned windows. C17 wing set back to left
with stair turret in angle, two storeys high, 2-light window to first floor;
entrance to right has a C20 stone gabled porch. To left-hand corner an
entrance (now window) with triangular head, and a square label, the stops
of which bear the inscription "WC 1635". Interior: C17 staircase with massive
turned balusters and moulded handrail. Roof of C14 range is of common rafter
construction, each couple having an arch-braced collar and vertical ashlar
pieces. Ground floor of this range is an early C14 undercroft divided into
four bays by simple chamfered ribs. (Bond, C J: "The Estates of Evesham Abbey:
a preliminary survey of their medieval topography", Vale of Evesham Historical
Society Research Papers, Vol 4, 1973, pp 10-11; VCH, 2, pp 359-360; BoE, p 100).

Listing NGR: SP0863044176

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Source: English Heritage

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