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Gatehouse About 25 Yards North-North-West of Butthouse, King's Pyon

Description: Gatehouse About 25 Yards North-North-West of Butthouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 February 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 149726

OS Grid Reference: SO4417648829
OS Grid Coordinates: 344176, 248829
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1349, -2.8170

Location: King's Pyon, County of Herefordshire HR4 8PN

Locality: King's Pyon
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR4 8PN

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There is also a scheduled monument, Motte Castle 150m North East of Butthouse, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

SO 44 NW

4/45 Gatehouse about 25 yards
north-north-west of
20.2.53 Butthouse


K 16
Gatehouse. GF 32 on panel, with later alterations. Sandstone
rubble plinth with timber-frame, plaster infill and tiled cross-gabled roof.
Square plan aligned north-north-west/south-south-east. Two storeys. North
elevation has central blocked 2-light mullioned and transomed window in jettied
first storey. Beneath the window but above bressummer are two round-headed
panels with acanthus decoration, cartouches and strawberry motifs. Left panel
has date. Above the window are two quadrant braces with spurs. Window and
panels are flanked by two pairs of lozenge shaped panels. Scrolled bargeboards
with dragons over carved brackets. Ground floor has wide nail-studded low door
within which is a subsidiary segmentally headed door. South elevation has
similar details but with shuttered moulded first floor oriel supported by
three shaped brackets. Mid-C20 door. Bressummer has attached board with
scrolls and dragons, probably a re-used bargeboard. Nesting ledge above oriel.
Corner posts of ground floor have remains of rope designs. Above are dragon
beams. Interior has lamb's tongue run-out chamfer stops on dragon beams.
(BoE, p 297; RCHM, Vol III, p 87-8).

Listing NGR: SO4417648829

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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