Description: North Chase
Date Listed: 26 April 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 307773
OS Grid Reference: SP2569373825
OS Grid Coordinates: 425693, 273825
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3619, -1.6241
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(Formerly listed as
Rudfyn Old Manor)
3P 27 SE 1/51 26.4.68.
Probably 2nd half of the C16 or early C17; recorded as newly built 1609.
Tall post and pan timber-framed house 2 storeys and attic with brick nogged
panels and tiled roof. Early mid C19 Tudor style cast iron casement windows
with patterned glazing. Front facing north, of 4 unequal bays the right
hand having one 2-light window on each floor, the upper floor with modern
tile hanging. 2nd bay from right projects as a full height gabled wing
with an oriel window on brackets on each floor. Jettied 1st floor, tile
hung gable with small casement. Bay adjoining narrow and in same plane
the roof being a continuation of the slope of the roof on the main part
of the house. One 2-light casement on 1st floor, open porch on ground
floor with round arch and finial. End bay corresponds to that at opposite
end; no tile hanging and with an oriel on brackets on each floor. East
front of C19 brick, built when half of the original house was destroyed
by fire at the time. South front is of similar height but is of square
panel timber framing with brick nogging. Various casements in various
positions; one storey kitchen wing. West front timber framed. Interior
is original and unspoiled with timber walls and ceilings and open fireplaces,
very good oak well staircase (circa 1600) with elaborate newel tops and
turned balusters, and 1st floor drawing room with 2 tier stone chimney-piece
of similar date said to have come from Kenilworth Castle. Very attractive
house set in old fashioned style gardens on a hill top with fine views.
For history, see Dugdale's Warwickshire and VCH, VI, p 134.
Listing NGR: SP2569373825
Source: English Heritage
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