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Avon Carrow, Avon Dassett

Description: Avon Carrow

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 306122

OS Grid Reference: SP4106149877
OS Grid Coordinates: 441061, 249877
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1457, -1.4014

Location: 3 Avon Carrow, Avon Dassett CV47 2AR

Locality: Avon Dassett
Local Authority: Stratford-on-Avon District Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: CV47 2AR

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Listing Text

SP44NW (East side)
4/13 Nos.1 to 16 Avon Carrow

- II

Country house, now divided into separate houses. Late C19. Built for Captain
Boyle. Ironstone ashlar with moulded plinth and cornices. Tile roofs have
moulded gable parapets; ashlar ridge stacks have moulded string courses and
cornices and square shafts. Courtyard plan. Tudor style. 2 storeys and attic;
6-window range. Entrance range has recessed one storey and attic centre with 3
chamfered 2-light windows. Moulded 4-centred carriage arches with gables to left
and right. Higher 2-window corner pavilions have windows of 3 basket-arched
lights set high up. Pyramid roofs have large gabled half dormers with ball
finials and C20 casements in basket arches. Louvred square lanterns with lead
bell-cast roofs and weathervanes. Front to courtyard similar, but centre has two
5-light windows. One storey and attic wings to courtyard have basket arched
plank doors and windows of 3,4 and 5 lights. Some C20 doors, windows and roof
dormers inserted. Further taller one storey and attic wings have half-dormers
with gable parapets and ball finials to gables and kneelers. Basket-arched
doors. Mullioned windows have hood moulds on ground floor. All wings regular but
asymmetrical. Entrance front has crenellated parapets throughout. Central
3-storey tower and high 2-storey wing projecting forward from it with shallow
gable parapet. Ribbed moulded double doors in richly moulded 4-centred arch
under straight head; spandrels have quatrefoils and mouchettes. Large carved
panel above has heraldic device, initials CB and CDB and motto. Large hood mould
with lozenge stops, stepped up around panel. Canted 2-light oriel window
corbelled out above. Leaded stone mullioned windows with Tudor-arched lights.
Sill course continued across wall. Coped parapet. Tower behind has 3-light
second floor window, buttress and single. Left re-entrant angle has quadrant
turret supported on corbelling and buttress carved with owl. Right re-entrant
angle has canted projection with single light, and 2-light staircase window with
central transom to canted side. Late C20 entrances to left and right, inserted
into former windows have panelled doors, glazed panels and hoods, with original
hood moulds above. Right entrance has reused Jacobean style caryatids. 3-light
window above. Left angle of courtyard has square projection with pyramid roof
and 2-light staircase window. Garden front is 8-window range, with one storey
one-window wing on left. Balanced but asymmetrical. Ground floor has string
course stepped up over windows as hood mould. Entrance in first bay has 36-pane
glazed door in moulded architrave, with stone hood on shaped brackets, Central
2-storey tower has octagonal turrets. Very large 6-light canted bay with central
transom. 2-light canted bay above. 3-pane glazed door in right turret. Second
and seventh bays have 4-lighted canted bays with string courses, in second bay
corbelled back to 3-light. Gables behind crenellated parapet have 2-light attic
windows. Right corner has 5-light polygonal bay, corbelled back to round 3-light
bay on first floor. One-, 2- and 3-light windows. Single-storey wing has 3-light
window with hood mould. Left return side has 5-light segmental bay, and 3-light
window in gable. Lateral stack to rear has 2 shafts. Interior: central room
noted as having 4-centre arched double doors, C16 style panelling and large
fireplace with stone hood. No.12 noted as having panelled library. No.3 has fine
drawing room with painted C16 style panelling. Chimney breast with Ionic piers
on pedestals. French marble fireplace, recently imported. Single-storey wing has
similar painted and gilt panelling with Ionic pilasters on pedestals with
lozenges. 4-centred arched fireplace. Panelled basket-arch to bay has decorated
spandrels. 2-bay Gothic roof has arched-braced truss with paired trefoiled
lancets. No.1 has fine mahogany panelled doors, Arthurian stained glass in some
windows. Very high quality joinery, bronze window catches etc.
(Peter Reid: Burke's and Savill's Guide to Country Houses, Vol.2:
Herefordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire, p.129).

Listing NGR: SP4106149877

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Source: English Heritage

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