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Rudloe Park Hotel, Box

Description: Rudloe Park Hotel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 317078

OS Grid Reference: ST8431370040
OS Grid Coordinates: 384313, 170040
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4291, -2.2270

Location: Leafy Lane, Box, Wiltshire SN13 0PG

Locality: Box
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN13 0PG

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Listing Text


1/214 Rudloe Park Hotel


House c1875 by J. Hicks of Redruth for H.R.Pictor, quarry owner.
Small ashlar block walls with ashlar dressings, slate roofs, coped
gables and ashlar stacks. Two storeys and attic with 4-storey
tower. High Victorian Gothic style, less elaborate but similar to
Fogleigh House, Bath Road (q.v.). Symmetrical west garden front,
3-window range with ornate central projecting canted bay rising
through eaves to large attic bay capped with hipped pyramid roof.
Moulded band, sill course and eaves. Windows generally of mullion
and transom type elaborated with shouldered heads, pilaster central
mullion and pellet ornament on transom. Two-light windows each
side and 1-3-1 arrangement to canted bay. Attic bay has square
piers with naturalistic carved capitals dividing lights, piers on
battered plinths, originally linked by pierced balustrading, which
survives to side lights only. Large ridge stack to right of
pyramid roof. Gabled south end wall has mullion and transom 2-
light windows to main floors and plainer flush attic mullion and
transom window. To right, one window range of single lights with
transom and canted bay of 1-2-1 lights, window and stringcourse
details as on west front, but bay has hipped roof with dormer.
Ridge stack to right of bay. North, entrance front, is complex
asymmetrical elevation linked to west front by single storey former
conservatory with canted corners, pilaster piers and stilted
pointed heads to windows. Pierced parapet. Narrow 3-storey
section to right of entrance tower. Tower with deep set pointed
door flanked by side lights, piers with leaf carved capitals
supporting heavy carved brackets to first floor balcony. Pierced
roundels in balcony and 3-light mullion and transom window above
similar to those on west front. Above, 3 plain lights between
heavy brackets to second floor balcony, curved-ended with pierced
roundels and 2-storey plate traceried 3-light window with moulded
pointed head. Top moulded cornice and flat parapet with pierced
roundels. To right, large 3-light mullion and transom window with
string course and sill course under 2-storey window recessed in
pointed arch reaching into a dormer gable, mullion-and -transom
lower part and 3 cusped pointed lights above. East end stack. To
left, a 2-storey, 3-window service range, 2-light windows,
shouldered heads to ground floor windows. Interior altered but central stair with iron balusters and tall 3-
light east side stair light in arched Gothic frame.

Listing NGR: ST8431370040

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Source: English Heritage

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