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Langstone Court, Llangarron

Description: Langstone Court

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 153875

OS Grid Reference: SO5342222037
OS Grid Coordinates: 353422, 222037
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8949, -2.6783

Location: Llangarron, County of Herefordshire HR9 6NR

Locality: Llangarron
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR9 6NR

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Listing Text


2/130 Langstone Court



Former manor house and small country house, now divided into two. House
and Farmhouse (Langstone Farmhouse, qv). C16 core, altered and extended
C17 and C18, south-east wing -(now forming that part known as Langstone Court).
c1700 with early C19 service wing to north dated 1827 and bow-fronted library
extension to south c1825. Mainly English bond brickwork with ashlar dressings,
squared sandstone rubble plinth, hipped slate roof to south-east wing, part
timber-framed earlier core with some wattle-and-daub infill remaining,
rubble refacing, squared rubble early C19 service wing, slate roofs. Irregular
plan, south-east wing basically two rooms deep with central entrance and
symmetrically placed blank arched chimney stacks, stair well to north-west
incorporating earlier core to north-west which extends further to west (form-
ing south wing of part now known as Langstone Farmhouse (qv) with further
north, east and west wings to small central courtyard). Early C19 service
wing extends to north. Two storeys, attics and cellars, rusticated quoins,
moulded string course; symmetrical facade of five bays; glazing bar sash
windows (possibly replacing former cross-casement windows [cf Bernithan
Court, qv]) with smaller proportions to upper storey, two hipped dormers
with 2-light leaded casements, 2-light stone mullioned windows light cellar,
central doorway with steep pediment, supported on corbels, bolection moulded
door surround, pair of 3-panelled doors. South return: two storey bow window
with glazing bar sash windows, balustraded parapet; service wing to north of
two storeys, three 3-light leaded casements, central ledged door, central
lantern with weathervane. Interior: cruck truss of earlier house revealed
toward west (remaining bays probably extended further to west [south wing
of Langstone Farmhouse, qv] trusses no longer visible). C17 back stairs:
dog-leg staircase, splat balusters and decorative finial to newel; late C17
main framed newel staircase, turned balusters, panelled newels and moulded
strings; two rooms to west with early C17 plastered strapwork ceiling and
running-vine ornament. Hall: b1700 plastered ceiling with geometric design,
central oval panel and moulded bands, oak-leaf and urn enrichments, bolection
moulded panelling, deocrative swags above bolection moulded surround to fire-
place. Drawing room: c1700 elaborate plastered ceiling with fruit and foliage
enrichments and central pendant, bolection moulded panelling. Langstone Court
is a fine example of a house of this type and date and retaining many of its
internal fittings. The house is set in a fine landscaped park with many
established trees.

Listing NGR: SO5342222037

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Source: English Heritage

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