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Description: The Court
Date Listed: 17 April 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 262853
OS Grid Reference: ST5279028444
OS Grid Coordinates: 352790, 128444
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0534, -2.6749
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ST52NW CHARLTON MACKRELL CP WEST CHARLTON (North side)
5/48 The Court
Detached house. 1792. Built for Richard Ford, rector. Local lias stone rubble; Welsh slate roof between coped gables;
stone chimney stacks. In a Georgian Gothic style. South front 3 storeys, 5 bays. battlemented parapet, from which a
centre gable was removed in C19; 16-pane sash windows with Y traceried work at heads, taken down to floor level at
ground floor, normal first floor; matching 8-pane sash windows second floor, all set in plain openings with voussoired
slightly segmental arched openings; dog guards in iron to lower windows; centre-bay has projecting 2-bay Ham stone
porch with pointed arches, battlemented parapet and corner pinnacles with shield of arms in centre: plates for tie bars
between all bays. On east elevation a single-light C16 window, also a single-storey C19 angled-bay with battlemented
pediment and larger-pane sash windows traceried to match. north elevation random fenestration, cut into hillside and
not generally seen, includes larger pointed arched window to staircase. Interior a mixture of Gothic and Regency detail
suggesting that internal works were finished over long period; 2 rooms deep; rooms have Regency architraves; some doors
replaced with C20 doors; ornamental coved ceilings; through hall has Gothic style cross-screen, and at rear good
cantilevered stone stair with Gothic style wrot iron balustrade. Kitchen wing demolished in 1950's and replaced by
small extension on west Gable. A rectory, first mentioned 1524, by late C18 decribed as 'very ruinous', and 'repaired'
by Richard Ford in 1792, in fact almost totally rebuilt: sold on the merger of the living in 1922. (Victoria County
History, Volume III, 1974; Nares G. Country Life: Vol CV11, January 20th 1950).
Listing NGR: ST5278828443
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