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Castle Bourne with Attached Folly and Adjoining Wall, Belbroughton

Description: Castle Bourne with Attached Folly and Adjoining Wall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 April 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 156269

OS Grid Reference: SO9439576877
OS Grid Coordinates: 394395, 276877
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3899, -2.0838

Location: Stourbridge Road, Belbroughton, Worcestershire DY9 9UJ

Locality: Belbroughton
Local Authority: Bromsgrove District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: DY9 9UJ

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Listing Text


6/4 Castle Bourne with
attached folly and
23.4.52 adjoining wall
(formerly listed as
Castle Bourne)


House with attached folly, now house, and adjoining wall. Late C18 folly
with mid-C19 house and wall; further late C20 additions. Rendered brick
with slate roofs behind embattled parapets. Main house: square two-bay
plan with octagonal corner turrets forming chimneys with pointed-arched
narrow panels decorating caps; single-bay south porch wing. Two storeys,
basement and attic with dormers; strings at main storey levels which con-
tinue around turrets. Gothick style. Main south elevation: two ground
floor bay windows with moulded cornices; two first floor 4-light windows
(lights have pointed heads) with cornices above interrupting upper string;
between them is a blind circular opening with moulded surround; two gabled
dormers with scalloped bargeboards and lancet windows. Porch wing has
similar corner turrets and is of two storeys; south elevation has moulded
flat canopy with embattled parapet on two octagonal columns, half-glazed
double doors and a transom light with leaded glass; above is a first floor
circular window with leaded glass and moulded surround. Right side of main
house, in angle with porch wing, has a 3-light window with pointed lights
on both floors. Interior: C19 moulded plaster ceilings in main rooms. Dog-
leg staircase with large turned balusters. Poll : square three-bay plan,
outer bays formed by large circular corner towers. Two storeys. South
elevation: ground floor of towers has pointed windows (some blind) and
first floor has quatrefoil windows and relief mouldings above in form of
Maltese crosses. Central bay has blocked pointed doorway with hood mould
and returns and a blind pointed first floor window. Wall: links main house
to folly. About 20 yards long and 15 feet high with embattled parapet above
moulded cornice. Central archway with 4-centred head flanked by pointed arch-
ways; all have hood moulds with returns; the right archway has an inserted
C20 half-glazed door leading to a rear addition. Large C20 addition to left
side of house; single storey with four large 4-light windows and of similar
design to main house. There is a similar folly about 150 yards south of
Clent Grove, Clent CP (qv). (BoE, p 79).

Listing NGR: SO9439576877

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Source: English Heritage

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