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Description: Laundry, Knife House, Stables and Gateway About One Yard North-East of Bockleton Court
Date Listed: 24 October 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 150695
OS Grid Reference: SO5874162242
OS Grid Coordinates: 358741, 262242
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2568, -2.6059
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BOCKLETON CP BOCKLETON ROAD (west side)
SO 56 SE
5/8 Laundry, Knife House,
Stables and gateway about
one yard north-east of
Laundry, knife house, stables and gateway, now house and stores. Late C19
by Henry Curzon for Arabella Prescott. Brick with ashlar dressings, hipped
and half-hipped plain tiled roofs with overhanging eaves and decorative ridge
tiles. Roughly U-shaped plan; laundry adjoins stable yard to south-west.
Single-storey and attic with dormers and moulded eaves cornice. Windows are
of chamfered mullioned type. Laundry: T-plan with large chimney and brick
ridge stack at junction of two ranges. Main south elevation: three ground
floor mullioned and transomed windows and a central hipped-roofed tile-hung
half-dormer with an oriel window of three lights and coved base. Main entrance
to left has a ledged and battened door with a transom light. The rear wing
was the original washroom and retains its long louvred roof vent. Knife House
adjoins east end. South elevation has two shuttered windows and two doors.
There are three loopholes and a door at the east end. Stables: main north
range has projecting coach house wing with clocktower at its eastern end.
This has an open base with stepped brickwork arches and a round-arched loft
door of cogged brickwork with a hoodmould and double doors with ornate strap
hinges. The clocktower is corbelled out from the gable apex and forms a
square turret with a south clock face, and a pyramidal roof with swept over-
hanging eaves and finial. The rest of the main north range to the left is
extended down to form a covered walkway on two cast iron posts. There is a
2-light; a single-light and a 3-light window on the ground floor, three hipped-
roofed, tile-hung dormers with 2-light casements and three doors. The west
side of the yard adjoining the laundry has a 3-light and 2-light ground
floor window, two small similar dormers with louvred openings and two doors.
The north range has three 2-light ground floor windows, two louvred dormers
and two doors. The gateway to the yard has walls about four feet high with
ridge coping and about two yards long to the west and one yard to the east.
They terminate in square piers about six feet high which have shallow domical
cappings with dentilled decoration similar to that found on the woodwork in
the main house. (Hancock, Cox and Whiting: Bockleton Court, 1986, City of
Birmingham Education Department).
Listing NGR: SO5874162242
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Source: English Heritage
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