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Laughern House School, Martley

Description: Laughern House School

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 12 November 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 151632

OS Grid Reference: SO7661459593
OS Grid Coordinates: 376614, 259593
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2340, -2.3438

Location: B4204, Martley, Worcestershire WR6 6RQ

Locality: Martley
Local Authority: Malvern Hills District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: WR6 6RQ

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Listing Text

SO 75 NE MARTLEY B 4204 (s.w. side)

6/99 Laughern House School
12.11.51 (formerly listed as
Laughern House)

- II*

Former country house, now school. Late C18 with C19 and C20 alterations,
encasing C16 house. Brick with ashlar dressings, and timber-frame with brick
infill, low hipped slate roofs, tiles to C16 part. Shallow U-plan to brick
building with C16 timber-frame house filling U. 3 storeys, 2nd floor a built-
up attic, moulded ashlar plinth, stone coped parapet moulded string above
first floor, plain band to ground floor and sill band; 5 bays, central one
pedimented and faced in ashlar, sash windows: 8 panes second floor, 16-pane
first floor, 20-pane on ground floor, the last with stone architraves (possibly
dropped, if sill band no longer at sill level); central bay: pediment with
moulded cornice crowns attic; first floor has tripartite sash with engaged Ionic
columns in a panel; pedimented tetrastyle Doric portico to ground floor with
moulded and dentilled cornice, door below 6-pane rectangular fan light with
pointed heads to 3 upper panes; flanked by 10-pane sashes, door panelled.
Interior: several doorcases survive with broken pediments and dentilled
cornice, with panelled doors. Rear elevation: timber-frame building visible,
with gabled cross-wing, much restored in C19. The framing is visible in the
ceiling of the kitchen to the right, but not elsewhere internally, and is
3 square panels high externally. (VCH, Vol 4, page 291).

Listing NGR: SO7661459593

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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