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Description: Armscote Manor
Date Listed: 2 September 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 306575
OS Grid Reference: SP2440844807
OS Grid Coordinates: 424408, 244807
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1011, -1.6451
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8/209 Armscote Manor
Manor house. Early/mid C17. Limestone ashlar and squared, coursed limestone with
quoins and coped gables. Stone slate roof with ashlar ridge stacks, the 2 flues
on a moulded plinth and joined by a moulded cornice. 2 storeys plus attic;
4-window range. L-shaped plan, with wing to rear and with 2 projecting gabled
bays on front rising to ridge level. In gabled bay to right a chamfered doorway,
the door set back. Old plank door within ovolo-moulded wood surround, with C20
overlight above. To right a 4-light ovolo-moulded mullioned and transomed
window. To centre a 4-light ovolo-moulded mullioned window with king mullion. In
left gabled bay, to ground and first floors, a 6-light ovolo-moulded mullioned
and transomed window with king mullion, with hood moulds continuing around
gable. To first floor of right gabled bay a 4-light ovolo-moulded mullioned and
transomed window with king mullion. To left, a range of 3 ovolo-moulded
mullioned windows to first floor, with 2, 3 and 4 lights. In attic of each
gabled bay a 4-light ovolo-moulded mullioned window with king mullion, with a
further small 2-light mullioned window above. All windows have hood moulds and
label stops. One C20 dormer. In right gabled bay between windows of first and
attic storeys a sundial. Left gabled end has a mullioned window to each floor,
of 4, 3 and 2 lights, with a further small 2-light window above. Further 2 and
one-light mullioned windows to right gabled end. C20 stone additions to rear,
with one C17 staircase gabled bay with 3 ovolo-moulded single lights. Interior:
open fireplace with chamfered timber bressumer with ogee stops. Chamfered spine
beams, one with heavy moulding. 4-centre stone fireplace with moulded surrounds,
perhaps reset. Remains of a stone spiral staircase in cellar. History: the
Quaker George Fox was arrested here in c.1673.
(V.C.H.: Worcestershire, Vol.3, p.542; Buildings of England: Warwickshire,
Listing NGR: SP2440844807
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Source: English Heritage
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