Description: No 5 (Rodney House) with Its Stable Yard and Wall and Garden Railings
Date Listed: 29 December 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 314114
OS Grid Reference: ST8584758013
OS Grid Coordinates: 385847, 158013
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3210, -2.2045
No 5 (Rodney House)
with its stable yard and wall
and garden railings.
ST 8558 5/47 29.12.50.
Commanding late C18 town mansion. Built soon after 1790) for the younger James
Selfes. 3 storeys. Bath stone on projecting plinth. Plain string at 1st floor
level. Vitruvian scroll containing quatrefoils at 2nd floor cill level. Fluted
frieze with alternate fillers. Moulded cornice. Parapet with moulded coping and
balustrade panels over windows. 5 ranges of glazing bar sash windows. Central
doorway to ground floor with plain arched fanlight and narrow side lights, architrave
to arch and over side lights. Slightly later Greek Doric porch of 2 fluted columns
on tall block bases, 2 wall pilasters and enablature with triglyph frieze and modillioned
cornice. Flanking symetrical walls with garden doorways of plain piers and heads,
formerly round headed arches in recesses with carved foliage over (of also garden
front). The wall to left continues to stables (qv) Dwarf wall to right with arrow
head railings. Hipped slate roof, 1 ashlar chimney to west.
Garden front with 3 ranges of windows, side windows slightly set back in panel
terminated by wide corner pier: Pilasters to ground floor with Venetian windows
in arched recesses the centre a door. Moulded cope to blocking course with end
panels. 2 blind pedimented openings on each side with blind panels having carved
Interior retains much finely executed plasterwork.
Nos 2 to 4 (consec), No 5 (Rodney House) with stable yard and garden railings,
stable buildings and walls, Nos 8 to 13 (consec) No 25 (Lovemead House), garden
wall and gate piers form a group with Polebarn House and boundary wall, gatepiers
and gates and, Polebarn Road, and Nos 1 to 6 (consec) Yerbury Almshouses, Yerbury
Listing NGR: ST8584758013
Source: English Heritage
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