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Hope End Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Colwall, County of Herefordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0685 / 52°4'6"N

Longitude: -2.4058 / 2°24'20"W

OS Eastings: 372279

OS Northings: 241197

OS Grid: SO722411

Mapcode National: GBR FZ.CZV6

Mapcode Global: VH939.880N

Entry Name: Hope End Hotel

Listing Date: 15 May 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1082142

English Heritage Legacy ID: 151429

Location: Colwall, County of Herefordshire, HR8

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Colwall

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Colwall and Upper Colwall

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

SO 74 SW COLWALL CP -

3/29 Hope End Hotel

15.5.75

GV II


Stable-block, now hotel. Mid C18, altered 1810 - c1820, mid C19 and mid C20.
Brick, hipped slate roof behind parapet, rendered turrets at each corner,
brick end stack to left and another stack roughly over centre. Former main
division of plan into 3 parts for stabling, grooms' room and carriage-house
is still evident. 2 storeys, 7 + 1 windows, to south front: 12 pane glazing
bar sashes to ground and 6 pane to upper floor; stone round-arched mid C18
entrance under fourth window from left, second entrance under right hand
window, both through C20 doors; east front: rendered, 6 windows with mid C19
cross-sashes. Interior: austere cantilevered dog-leg stone staircase with
stick balusters to centre part; former carriage-house has hand-cut re-used (?)
tie-beam supporting king-post. The south front has been given a C18 appearance
this century. Only the turrets which formerly supported narrower drums and
ball-finials and were then worthy of the term minarets, can be attributed to
London. Group value with stableyard gateway, minaret and boundary wall (qv).
Elizabeth Barrett-Browning lived here from 1809-10 when she was 3 until her
father E Moulton-Barret sold Hope End in 1832. He had made a fortune from his
plantations in Jamaica yet was forced to sell Hope End but not before its
eccentric Moorish atmosphere influenced his daughter in, eg, The Lost Bower.
The house lay immediately south east and was demolished in the 1870s. Its
landscape setting more certainly London's than the house itself was probably
influenced by Moulton-Barrett's intimacy with Uvedale Price at nearby Foxley
and hence with the Picturesque. (CL, 19 September 1968).


Listing NGR: SO7227941197

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