Description: Foscote House
Date Listed: 20 December 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 315817
OS Grid Reference: ST8621879424
OS Grid Coordinates: 386218, 179424
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5136, -2.2000
ST 87 NE GRITTLETON FOSCOTE
7/6 Foscote House
House, mid C17, rubble stone with stone slate roofs, coped gables
with ball-finials and diagonally-shafted ashlar stacks. 2½
storeys, square plan, with twin-gabled front and ovolo-moulded
mullion windows, hoodmoulds and relieving arches. Front has centre
door in moulded four-centred stone surround within mid C19 stone
porch, lean-to with front gable and depressed-arched entry.
Windows each side are 4-light with king mullion to ground floor, 3-
light to first floor and 2-light to attic. To east is added 2-
storey one-window range with 3-light window each floor and
hoodmoulds, the stonework suggesting that it is a C19 raising of
earlier single storey range. West front is gabled to left with
fenestration as on main front and wing to right has large 4-shaft
ridge stack and ball-finial to south gable. Similar 4-light to
ground floor and 3-light above. South end gable had similar
fenestration but ground floor window altered for C20 glazed doors.
To right a wing extends with coped east gable and south ground
floor 2-light, first floor 3-light and attic hipped dormer. An
added wing to east with east end stack has roof carried down low on
Interior: three good Tudor-arched moulded stone fireplaces to west
rooms, two to ground floor, one to first floor. During the C19 the
house was the Agent's house for Grittleton estate.
Listing NGR: ST8621879424
Source: English Heritage
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