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Gatehouse, Stanway House

A Grade I Listed Building in Stanway, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9897 / 51°59'22"N

Longitude: -1.9124 / 1°54'44"W

OS Eastings: 406113

OS Northings: 232361

OS Grid: SP061323

Mapcode National: GBR 3MQ.9B0

Mapcode Global: VHB1D.S8V1

Entry Name: Gatehouse, Stanway House

Listing Date: 4 June 1970

Last Amended: 7 September 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1091812

English Heritage Legacy ID: 134909

Location: Stanway, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL54

County: Gloucestershire

District: Tewkesbury

Civil Parish: Stanway

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Toddington, Stanway and Didbrook and Hailes

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

STANWAY STANWAY VILLAGE
SP 0632-0732
13/123 Gatehouse, Stanway House
4.7.60 (formerly listed as part of
Stanway House and Gatehouse)
GV I
Gatehouse. About 1630, possibly by Timothy Strong of Barrington,
for Sir Richard Tracy: minor alterations c1700. Ashlar walls,
stone slate roof. Three-storey gatehouse. To road: carriage
archway with double doors, rising through two floors, moulded
framing to tall panels, strapwork carving over; 4-centred arch,
moulded surround and capitals, scroll keystone, plain spandrels.
Either side fluted Roman Doric columns, on high bases with
strapwork decoration; pilasters matching arch outside columns.
Above, frieze with alternating roses and diamonds between
triglyphs, broken segmental pediment over, shell finials at foot.
Pediment frames eared rectangular panel with coat of arms (last
added c1700), with triangular pediment above. Each side of
archway plinth, canted bay rising through 3 floors, each with 3-
light, ovolo-moulded mullion window, hoodmould extended as string
course. Bays with openwork parapet, and lead chute. Above 3
shaped gables, shell finials, repeated at an angle on corners of
building. 'T' plan gable chimneys, moulded caps. Either side,
within archway a semi-circular niche, plain impost blocks, moulded
surround to semi-circular head.
Interior: 2 spiral stairways, turning in opposite ways, stone
fireplaces with 4-centred arches. Forms group with House,
courtyard and garden walls and church (q.v.).
(J. A. Gotch, Early Renaissance Architecture in England, 1901; D.
Verey, Gloucestershire, the Cotswolds, 1970; Lord Neidpath,
Stanway House, 1984; T. Mowl and B. Earnshaw, Trumpet at a Distant
Gate, 1985)


Listing NGR: SP0610232361

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