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Wyastone Leys, Ganarew

Description: Wyastone Leys

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 153799

OS Grid Reference: SO5308615733
OS Grid Coordinates: 353086, 215733
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8382, -2.6823

Location: A40, Ganarew, County of Herefordshire NP25 3SS

Locality: Ganarew
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: NP25 3SS

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Listing Text


5/8 Wyastone Leys


Former country house. Late C18 house, rebuilt 1861-1862 for John Bannerman
from designs of William Burn Ashlar, slate roofs, ogee-shaped leaded
capping to block tower and turrets. Double depth in plan aligned north/
south facing west, forward projecting service wing at north end, clock tower
in angle. Jacobean style. Four storey clock tower, 3 storey house, 2 storey
service wing; plain plinth string course at first floor level, moulded cornice
with parapet and shaped gables, rusticated quoins, pronounced architraves
to windows and decorative jewelled motif flanked by scroll to lintels of
first floor windows. Main range: 6 windows, single vertical glazing bar
sash windows to first and second floors, plain sash windows to ground floor,
shaped gables above right end bay and spanning 2 bays to left of entrance,
smaller shaped gable above entrance bay bearing Bannerman arms, lateral
stack with decorative octagonal shaft to left of left gable. Tuscan porch
with antae and parapet with 2 finials flanking central raised shaped panel
also bearing Bannerman arms, steps up to partly glazed door; single range
of narrow sash windows to clock tower to left, fourth storey containing
clock faces on 3 sides. Ogee capping has lucarnes and finial with weather
vane, single window range to gable end of service wing further to left with
glazed second door on ground floor. Right return garden elevation with
2 storey canted bay to left and turrets flanking single storey canted bay to
right, similar shaped gables and smaller gable over central window range,
pierced parapets to canted bays;, similar arrangement to rear elevation, with
louvred lantern to canted rear of service wing. Interior: largely altered
to accommodate business and domestic uses; long drawing room at rear of
ground floor retains some fine restored stucco ceiling ornament.

Listing NGR: SO5308615733

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Source: English Heritage

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