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Stableyard Gateway, Boundary Wall and Offices to South of Hope End Hotel, Colwall

Description: Stableyard Gateway, Boundary Wall and Offices to South of Hope End Hotel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 May 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 151431

OS Grid Reference: SO7227341180
OS Grid Coordinates: 372273, 241180
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0683, -2.4059

Location: Colwall, County of Herefordshire HR8 1JQ

Locality: Colwall
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR8 1JQ

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Listing Text


3/31 Stableyard gateway, boundary
wall and offices to south of
15.5.75 Hope End Hotel


Stableyard gateway, boundary walls and offices. 1810 - c1820, probably by
L C Loudon for and in collaboration with E Moulton-Barrett. Brick, rubble and
render. South west stableyard entry with low flanking offices, curved plan to
boundary walls with 5 minarets to east and south closing the yard. Gateway:
rendered with lead cupola, square plan with semi-circular projection to north
west. 2 storeys, carriage-arch on ground floor with cast iron gates; circular
openings on first floor; polygonal cupola; the semi-circular projection was for
pendulum to clock in upper chamber (both removed). Flanking offices as low
brick and rubble roofless wings, curved plan, parapet walls ramped up to gate-
way, behind which are straight stairs to upper chamber of gateway; game-larder.
The stableyard is closed by brick and rubble walls to east and north about
4 to 6 feet high and 5 minarets of rendered brick with moulded ogee caps and
finials. There are also in the wall 2 sets of gates: one at the north junction
with Hope End Hotel and another to the south of the gateway, both late C19 cast
iron. In the east wall of former game-larder is a re-used wide segmental-headed
9 panelled C18 door. Elizabeth Barrett-Browning lived here from 1809-10 when she
was 3 until her father E Moulton-Barrett sold Hope End in 1832 when he removed
the clock from the gateway. He had made a fortune from his plantations in
Jamaica yet was forced to sell Hope End but not before its eccentric Moorish
atmosphere influenced his daughter in, eg, The Lost Bower. The house lay
immediately to the south east and was demolished in the 1870s. Its landscape
setting, more certainly London's than the house itself, was probably influenced
by Moulton-Barrett's intimacy with Uvedale Price at nearby Foxley and hence
with the Picturesque. Group value with Hope End Hotel, minaret, boundary walls
and gate piers (qv) (CL, 19th September 1968).

Listing NGR: SO7227341180

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Source: English Heritage

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