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Description: Devereux Court
Date Listed: 11 June 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 149584
OS Grid Reference: SO5288351005
OS Grid Coordinates: 352883, 251005
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1553, -2.6901
BODENHAM CP BODENHAM
SO 55 SW
5/21 Devereux Court
(formerly listed as
11.6.59 Moat House)
House. Probably C15 with C17 and late C20 alterations. Timber-framed
with rendered infill on sandstone base with concrete-tiled roof. Hall
and cross-wing plan. Hall part of probably three framed bays aligned
east/west with large external chimney at west end. Cross-wing adjoins
east end and is probably of two framed bays and has a larger external
rubble chimney with rebuilt brick stack on its east side. Part two
storeys, part single storey and attic with dormers. Framing: much renewed
in the C17 and very irregular but mainly of four panels from sill to wall-
plate. South gable end of cross-wing has four rows of panels at first floor
level. Collar add tie-beam trusses with struts. Truss to rear of cross-wing
has two V-struts above the collar. South front elevation: windows are mainly
C20 casements. Hall part has two large ground floor windows with transom
lights and metal weatherings, two small 2-light windows at eaves level and
two C20 gabled dormers with 2-light windows. To the right is a C20 timber-
framed porch with a half-hipped roof, a C20 door with leaded side lights and
a glazed door within. The cross-wing had two ground floor and one first floor
window; all are 2-light casements with transom lights. Interior: hall part
has an inserted C17 floor. The cross-wing is recorded to have some original
moulded ceiling beams and, on the first floor,an original stone fireplace
with a shouldered lintel, diagonal shafts at the sides and an embattled cornice.
The building, and probably its predecessor on the same site was the manor house
of Bodenham Deveruex and remained in the ownership of the Devereux family from
the C12 until 1803 when it was sold. (RCHM Herefs II, p 15, item 5; BoE, p 71;
Brian, Dr A: The Houses of the Township of Bodenham Devereux and its inhabitants
in the C19 and earlier, unpublished notes).
Listing NGR: SO5288351005
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