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Description: Gatcombe Court
Date Listed: 16 March 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 33492
OS Grid Reference: ST5254769859
OS Grid Coordinates: 352547, 169859
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4257, -2.6839
There is also a scheduled monument, Roman Small Town, Part of an Associated Field System and Earlier Iron Age Settlement Remains at Gatcombe, 250m North of Cambridge Batch, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
ST 56 NW LONG ASHTON ASHTON WATERING
7/95 Gatcombe Court
Court or manor house. Late C14 - C15; altered mid - late C17 and C20.
Rubble with freestone dressings; double Roman tiled roofs at different levels;
rendered diagonal stacks. 2 storeys; and attics in 2 steep gables with ball
finials to the left (west) part. 4 bays to south elevation with the gable end
of the east wing at the far right. The ground floor has two canted bay windows
with glazing bar sashes (1930's) to the left; an off-centre projecting, square
ashlar porch with a moulded cornice and a C19 panelled and glazed door; to the
right is a C17 1:3:1-light bay window with ovolo moulded mullions, transoms and
surrounds. On the first floor to the left are 2-light cross windows under a
continuous string course and to the right are 2 glazing bar sash windows;
2-light cross windows in the attic. West elevation. 2 bays to the left with
4- and 3-light casement windows in ovolo moulded mullions and surrounds and
decorative iron catches; lozenge and square panelled door to right in a moulded
frame. At the far right is the projecting gable end of a mediaeval wing:
remains of a 2-light window with cusped ogee heads and under a square dripmould
in the re-entrant wall; 3-light window with hollow chamfered mullions and cusped
ogee heads, under a square dripmould, in gable end wall. Interior. Rear
(north-east) room has remains of an ashlar fireplace with an ogee-hollow moulded
lintel and jamb; pointed valuted plaster ceiling to chamber above. The main
part of the house has an open well staircase, dated RS 1683, with a closed and
moulded string, turned balusters and acorn finials; nearby is a studded and
panelled door, dated A/1S 1664
Listing NGR: ST5254769859
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Source: English Heritage
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