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Description: Barton House
Date Listed: 2 September 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 305936
OS Grid Reference: SP2561132623
OS Grid Coordinates: 425611, 232623
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9915, -1.6284
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BARTON ON THE HEATH
10/1 Barton House
02/09/52 (Formerly listed as Barton
House and entrance gates)
Manor house. Probably late C16 with early C17 alterations and additions.
Possibly remodelled by Inigo Jones, c.1612. Limestone ashlar with chamfered
plinth, moulded storey bands to first and second floors, quoins and moulded
coped gables with ball and obelisk finials. Parapet to central range.
Stone-slate roofs with polygonal stone end stacks with moulded bases and
cornices. H-shaped plan. 2 storeys plus attic; 5-window range. Late C16
four-light mullioned windows with king mullion to ground and first floors of
gabled wings, and to first floor centre of central range. 3-light mullioned
windows to attic storeys of gabled wings, to first floor centre left and centre
right of central range, and to 3 full gabled dormers of central range and full
gabled dormers of gabled wings. Attic storey mullioned windows have hood moulds
and labels. C17 two-storey porch towers in angles between central range and
gabled wings have a 4-light mullioned and transomed window to each floor. C17
moulded archway, flush with porch towers, has a 2-light mullioned and transomed
window to either side with chamfered lights above. Modillion moulded eaves
cornice with ball finials and carved arms to centre. 6-light hollow-chamfered
mullioned and transomed hall window within archway to ground floor. To either
side a C19 timber door with ovolo- and ogee-moulded arched surround with carved
keyblock. Moulded pediment above each door has carved arms to centre and is
supported on C17 pilasters on moulded capitals. Foliage carving in spandrels. To
rear of central range one 4-light mullioned window with king mullion and 2
transoms to right, with a 3-light mullioned window with 2 transoms to centre.
Further 6-light mullioned window and 4- and 3-light mullioned windows. 3 gabled
dormers. Large projecting lateral stack with 3 moulded flues. C17 moulded
round-arched doorway with carved keyblock and C19 door. Rear of right gabled
wing has late C16 six-light mullioned and transomed window with king mullion and
further 6-light mullioned window to first floor. Canted bays to ground and first
floors of rear of left gabled wing. Left facade of gabled wing has further 2-
and 3-light mullioned windows and 2 large projecting stacks with moulded flues.
4-centred arched doorway to centre with ogee-and ovolo-moulded surround and flat
moulded stone hood on carved consoles. Tudor-arched niche with moulded surround
to immediate right. Right gabled wing has original 2-storey stone gabled
brewhouse with 2- and 3-light mullioned windows attached to house by a late C19
stone range with imitative mullioned windows. Original 4-centred arched doorway
to centre right of brewhouse is part restored. Interior: in kitchen in right
gabled wing a large arched stone fireplace with original wood mantel and spit
iron rack. Double ovolo-moulded spine beam. Dining room has C17 oak-panelling
with modillion cornice. C17 plaster ceiling with simple oval and diamond-shaped
and floral and foliage mouldings. 4-centred stone fireplace with moulded
surround. Panelled door. Dog-leg staircase with flat balusters. 4-centred arched
doorways with many-moulded surround and heavily moulded stops. In central range
C17 stone round arches with carved keyblocks and panelled undersides. In hall a
large 4-centred arched stone fireplace with heavily moulded surround, moulded
over-mantel and heavily-moulded hood. in left gabled wing an open-well staircase
rising to attics, said to be by Inigo Jones. Heavy moulded balusters and rail.
The 'Lords parlour' has late C16 heavily-moulded panelling with carved cornice
and pilasters rising to ceiling. 4-centred arched stone fireplace with C17
carved overmantel. Double-ovolo-moulded spine beam. C17 moulded panelled doors.
Billiard room in rear of left gabled wing has 3 double-ovolo-moulded spine beams
and a 4-centred arched stone fireplace with moulded surround and original
mantel. First floor said to have oak panelled room and spine beams. Ogee- and
bar- stop-chamfered spine beams in brewhouse.
(V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol.V, pp.13-14; Buildings of England: Warwickshire,
Listing NGR: SP2561132623
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