Description: Broom Court
Date Listed: 1 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 305040
OS Grid Reference: SP0878652536
OS Grid Coordinates: 408786, 252536
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1710, -1.8729
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SP05SE BIDFORD-ON-AVON BROOM
5/28 Broom Court
House. c.1618 (VCH). Altered, possibly partly rebuilt, mid C19. Built for
Sir Simon Clarke. Limestone ashlar front on coursed rubble plinth, with
moulded stone cornice. Side wall of rougher coursed stone with long quoins.
M-shaped roof of shaped tile with crested ridge-tiles and brick chimneys at
ridge and ends. Central staircase double depth plan, altered. Symmetrical
facade. Two storeys and attic with mid C19 casement dormers; 3-window range.
C19 six-panelled door with overlight has stone architrave with 2 cavetto
mouldings flanked by single Tuscan columns on high pedestals, with entablature
blocks and moulded cornice. Small hall window to right. Mid C19 stone
mullioned and transomed canted bay windows to ground floor. 1st floor has
3-light stone mullioned windows, each with stone shield of Clarke arms in the
wall above. Interior: Straight flight staircase with simple C17 turned
balusters. Hall window with armorial glass of Woodchurch and Clarke
families, said to be C17 (VCH). Some ceiling beams with broad chamfers.
On 1st floor several old 4-panelled doors with H hinges. To rear long mid
C19 red brick wings with some older roughly coursed stonework. The house
is said to have been burnt out at some point.
(V.C.H.: Warwickshire III, p.56; Buildings of England : Warwickshire, p.93).
Listing NGR: SP0878652536
Source: English Heritage
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