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Ribbesford House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ribbesford, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.3622 / 52°21'43"N

Longitude: -2.3151 / 2°18'54"W

OS Eastings: 378642

OS Northings: 273840

OS Grid: SO786738

Mapcode National: GBR 0BK.X35

Mapcode Global: VH91S.TWHJ

Entry Name: Ribbesford House

Listing Date: 20 October 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1329928

English Heritage Legacy ID: 156949

Location: Ribbesford, Wyre Forest, Worcestershire, DY12

County: Worcestershire

District: Wyre Forest

Civil Parish: Ribbesford

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Ribbesford with Bewdley and Dowles etc

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Listing Text


5/299 Ribbesford House


- II*

Country house, now flats. Mid-C16, partly rebuilt late C17, remodelled
early C19 with some mid-C20 alterations. Rendered brick with tile roof.
Main range aligned north-west/south-east, with a service range extending
north-east from north-west end. North front: three storeys with attic
lit by gabled dormers, service range projects to right; in angle between
two a C19 two-storey range with three timber cross-windows; rest of front:
to left slightly advanced gabled bay with a square bay window rising to
first floor, then three stone cross-windows, a 4-light window in projecting
porch, then two stone windows to right of porch; second floor has a 3-light
window to left, then three 2-light windows, a <-light window in porch and
two 2-light windows to right; ground floor: square bay to left, three stone
cross-windows, and to right of porch a 3-light window and a square bay;
entrance in porch is flanked by engaged fluted Doric columns supporting
entablature and moulded cornice; the plinths are decorated with lozenges,
the two-leaf half-glazed door is under a semi-elliptical head. South
(garden) front: right-hand -part: three storeys with attic; two octagonal
towers flank the entrance capped by leaded onion domes, central window is
a canted oriel with decorative parapet, each tower is flanked by a 3-light
window on first and second floor; entrance has a loggia with four Doric
columns and balustrade to parapet, door is two-leaf and half-glazed; left-
hand part: three storeys with attic lit by three dormers, five windows, a
mixture of 2- and 3-lights. Interior: stairhall has C16 moulded ceiling
beams, the staircase is early C19 with cast iron balusters. The house was
originally moated, but the moat was mostly infilled in the late C18. Graded
II* for the potential archaeological interest of the fabric. (VCH 4, p 297;
BoE, p 250; S Price, 1974, Ribbesford House (S0/787738), Worcestershire
Archaeology and Local History Newsletter, no 14, pp 9 - 10).

Listing NGR: SO7864273840

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