Description: Luckington Court
Date Listed: 12 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 316026
OS Grid Reference: ST8368084069
OS Grid Coordinates: 383680, 184069
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5553, -2.2368
LUCKINGTON CHURCH ROAD
ST 88 SW (North side)
2/213 Luckington Court (formerly listed
as Luckington Court Farmhouse)
House, c1700, for H. Fitzherbert, on C16 or earlier core, restored
1921 by Easton & Robertson for E. Johnson-Ferguson. Colourwashed
roughcast on rubble stone with stone slate roofs and ashlar stacks.
Two storeys. Principal range is L-plan with facade to east and
south, c1700, the south probably refacing earlier work, which is
more apparent in the north west service range. Five window east
front with hipped roof, moulded coping to parapet and corner urns.
Eighteen-pane thick-glazing-bar sashes in ovolo-moulded stone
surrounds. Two lead downpipes. 1921 central door, Grinling
Gibbons style carved wood surround and fielded panelled double
doors set in ashlar semi-circular Roman Doric porch with two
columns and pilaster responds. Doors and surround are said to be
re-used. Similar 4-window south front with 4-shaft ridge stack
and 2-shaft west end stack, the window bays not evenly spaced.
Slightly set-back 1921 west end matching additional bay with
projecting ground floor 3-bay loggia. North end of east front has
similar 18-pane upper window and ground floor c1921 lean-to. To
right, part of original range is visible with ridge stack and west
end stack, north gable over 2-light mullion-and-transom ovolo-
moulded mullion window each floor. To right, 1921 service wing
Interior: bolection-moulded hall fireplace. Two panelled c1700
rooms on south side with bolection-moulded fireplaces, the
fireplace in south east room apparently an earlier, possibly early
C16, opening. Enclosed stair with panelled dado and turned
balusters to landing. Mullion and transom stair-light of original
house is now internal and upper part of spiral staircase remains.
Said to be on the site of a manor owned by King Harold before 1066.
Owned by the Fitzherbert family from C17 to early C19.
(The Field, 24 November 1984).
Listing NGR: ST8368084069
Source: English Heritage
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