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Latitude: 52.3603 / 52°21'37"N
Longitude: -2.8764 / 2°52'34"W
OS Eastings: 340415
OS Northings: 273944
OS Grid: SO404739
Mapcode National: GBR BC.SGJM
Mapcode Global: VH76L.3X7Z
Entry Name: Leintwardine House and Garden Walls Attached to East
Listing Date: 19 February 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1082033
English Heritage Legacy ID: 149527
Location: Leintwardine, County of Herefordshire, SY7
County: County of Herefordshire
Civil Parish: Leintwardine
Built-Up Area: Leintwardine
Traditional County: Herefordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire
Church of England Parish: Wigmore Abbey
Church of England Diocese: Hereford
SO 4074 - 4174 LEINTWARDINE CP HIGH STREET (east side)
10/61 Leintwardine House
and garden walls
attached to east
House and garden walls. Early C19 with earlier origins. Sandstone
rubble and brick mainly colour-washed. Welsh slate roofs, some hipped.
Roughly rectangular plan with main front to south. Two and three storeys.
South elevation has 2:1:1 windows, glazing bar sashes. Slightly advanced
asymmetrically positioned three-storey gable is flanked by two pairs of
early C19 tripartite sashes, one to each floor. The left side has an orthodox
first floor sash as does the first floor of the gable. Top floor of gable
has round headed window. Entry to gable has restored porch with two
unfluted Doric columns, fluted frieze and cornice. Glazed and panelled
C19 door. Attached to the left is a lower two-storey wing. Garden walls
to right are brick in the form of a blind segmental arcade with six arches
aligned east/west and three more returning southwards at east end to a
downward quadrant ramp. The north and east side of the walls are finished
in rubble and the first contains bee boles. Interior of house has flagged
stone floors with diaper pattern. Cantilevered early C19 two-flight stair-
case; the first flight has stone treads, the second mahogany. Turned newel
posts and stick balusters and wreathed handrail with ivory inlay at bottom.
Hall has moulded plaster frieze with acanthus decoration. To rear of hall
is an internal fanlight with a dropped keystone. Seventeen service bells
in former kitchen to north. Leintwardine House was the home of General Sir
Barastre Tarleton, youthful British hero of the American War of Independence,
later friend of the Prince of Wales, and lover of the Prince's ex-mistress,
the actress, Mary Robinson, known as Perdita. His monument is in the
Church of St Barnabas (qv). (Bowater, V: The Church of St Mary Magdalene,
Listing NGR: SO4041573944
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