Description: Foxcote House and Archways
Date Listed: 2 September 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 306404
OS Grid Reference: SP1993441832
OS Grid Coordinates: 419934, 241832
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0745, -1.7106
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3/40 Foxcote House and attached
(Formerly listed under
Foxcote House and chapel)
Manor house. Early C18. Attributed to Edward Woodward. Limestone ashlar with
hipped slate roof and ashlar ridge and end stacks. 2 storeys plus attic;
9-window range. Double-depth plan. To centre a tall, paned, part-glazed double
leaf door with moulded stone surround and flanking pilasters decorated with iron
heads. To ground floor a range of 8, and to first floor a range of nine, 18-pane
sashes with moulded architraves, on enriched consoles. The ground floor windows
have moulded cornices. The range is divided into 5 bays, with single pilasters,
Doric pilasters towards left and right and Doric columns to centre left and
centre right forming a 3-window central bay surmounted by an inset pediment to
the attic storey. A frieze with triglyphs runs the length of the building below
the attic storey and is surmounted by a heavily moulded cornice. Five 6-pane
sashes to attic, with a casement replaced to left. Further central sash has head
fitting into the apex of the pediment. All sashes have moulded stone surrounds.
To either side of pediment a small round window. Attic storey is divided into 5
bays by pilasters which continue from those below; each pilaster is surmounted
by a large urn. Moulded cornice. The building has a moulded plinth with bases
corresponding to the Doric columns and pilasters above. Above door a moulded
armorial panel. To right a stone porch in same style, with 6-panelled door with
moulded architrave and cornice. Long, one-storey range with sashes and panelled
doors to left. Rear of building is similar to front except the doorway, which is
surrounded by Corinthian columns and a broken, semi-circular pediment, and is
approached by 2 flights of stone steps with a balustrade. Further sashes, blind
windows and Ipswich windows to sides. To rear left and right a large
round-headed archway. Interior: 6-panelled doors throughout ground floor, with
moulded wood surrounds. Round-headed archways with pilasters. Central room has
dado with Vitruvian rail. Moulded wood fireplace, with cornice. The doors have
eared architraves, surrounded by friezes. Dining room has wood Ionic columns.
Plaster frieze cornices. C18 cupboard. Staircase with wrought iron balustrade.
Foxcote was the seat of the Canning family.
(V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol.5, p.99; Buildings of England, Warwickshire, p.317).
Listing NGR: SP1993441832
Source: English Heritage
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