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Description: Speedwell Castle
Date Listed: 16 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 271306
OS Grid Reference: SJ8833008812
OS Grid Coordinates: 388330, 308812
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6769, -2.1740
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BREWOOD C.P. BARGATE STREET
SJ 8808-8908 (South side)
13/3 No. 1 (Speedwell Castle)
House. Mid C18. Red brick; hipped slate roof;
brick stacks; Batty Langley style Gothick. 3 storeys
with modillion cornice and parapet; 1:1:1 windows; 3
storeyed canted bays to left and right of 5 lights;
glazing bar sashes, on the ground and first floors the
glazing pattern is not original and was formerly based
on octagons; pointed windows on second floor; playful
alternation of round and ogee heads on ground and
first floors; all with decorative plaster surrounds,
the round headed windows with key blocks, the others
surmounted by acorns; plaster sills to all windows,
those on the canted bays continuous with brackets at
ground and first floor levels; central door with
octagonal panels surrounded by an ogee headed portico
with gnome in place of finial at time of resurvey and supported
on clustered, banded columns. Interior: Chinese
Chippendale staircase; east room ground floor has
pedimented doorcases and decorative cornice; west room
first floor has original fireplace with chequered
frieze flanked by original cupboards; east room first
floor has a similar fireplace with shaped, fretted friezes,
shaped surrounds, enriched dados and cornices, spine beams
with edge rolls; several original doors. Reputed to have
been built by William Rock (d.1753) from the proceeds of
betting on the racehorse Speedwell. V.C.H. Vol. V 1959.
Listing NGR: SJ8833008812
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Source: English Heritage
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