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Description: Harbury House
Date Listed: 30 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 307071
OS Grid Reference: SP3776660072
OS Grid Coordinates: 437766, 260072
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2376, -1.4484
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HARBURY BUTT LANE
SP3760 (West side)
11/75 Harbury House
House. Rear range probably C17, with mid C18 front range and mid/late C18
remodelling. Front range of limestone ashlar with plinth, ironstone quoins,
splayed cornice and dressings. Left return side of rear wing is of squared
coursed limestone, right return side is regular coursed. Old tile roofs, hipped
to front; coped gable parapets to rear range; C20 brick lateral and ridge stacks
to rear. Central staircase T-plan with wing to rear. 2 storeys and attic;
3-window range. Symmetrical front. Moulded 6-panelled door and fanlight. Stone
pedimented Tuscan Doric doorcase has pilasters and moulded round arch with
imposts and keystone. Flight of 3 moulded steps. Plate glass sashes. Central
round-arched 12-pane sash. Stone architraves with keystones. Central roof dormer
has moulded bargeboards and C20 top-hung casement. Similar one-bay return sides
have pedimented roof dormer with 6-pane sashes. Left return side has enlarged
opening with C20 French window. Rear wing has a small central and 2 large
gables. Central C20 glazed door to through passage. Irregular fenestration of
C18/C19 one and 2-light casements with glazing bars; some C20 casements. Most
openings have stone flat arches. Right return side of rear wing is a 3-bay
range. Symmetrical. C18/early C19 flush 6-panelled door has hood on simple
reeded brackets. Flight of 3 stone steps, Stone architraves with keystones
throughout. Segmental-arched cellar window to left. 2 pedimented roof dormers
have 6-pane sashes. To rear: irregular 3-window range. Sashes, some C20, and
casements. Gable has C20 half-glazed attic door. Interior: hall has spacious
open well staircase with column-on-vase balusters and scrolled open string.
Modillion cornice. Fielded 6-panelled doors. Diagonally-set stone flags. Room to
right has egg and dart cornice; room to left has moulded cornice. Panelled
shutters. C20 fireplaces. First floor room to left has acanthus leaf cornice.
Back staircase has fret balustrade. Rear range has 2-panelled doors with
L-hinges. Some flush panelled shutters. Kitchen has open fireplace with rough
bressumer. First floor room has boxed cross beans. Attic has 3-plank doors with
strap hinges. Trenched purlin roofs.
Listing NGR: SP3776660072
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Source: English Heritage
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