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Stableyard Gateway, Boundary Wall and Offices to South of Hope End Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Colwall, County of Herefordshire

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Latitude: 52.0683 / 52°4'5"N

Longitude: -2.4059 / 2°24'21"W

OS Eastings: 372273

OS Northings: 241180

OS Grid: SO722411

Mapcode National: GBR FZ.CZSY

Mapcode Global: VH939.78YS

Entry Name: Stableyard Gateway, Boundary Wall and Offices to South of Hope End Hotel

Listing Date: 15 May 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1349711

English Heritage Legacy ID: 151431

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


3/31 Stableyard gateway, boundary
wall and offices to south of
15.5.75 Hope End Hotel


Stableyard gateway, boundary walls and offices. 1810 - c1820, probably by
L C Loudon for and in collaboration with E Moulton-Barrett. Brick, rubble and
render. South west stableyard entry with low flanking offices, curved plan to
boundary walls with 5 minarets to east and south closing the yard. Gateway:
rendered with lead cupola, square plan with semi-circular projection to north
west. 2 storeys, carriage-arch on ground floor with cast iron gates; circular
openings on first floor; polygonal cupola; the semi-circular projection was for
pendulum to clock in upper chamber (both removed). Flanking offices as low
brick and rubble roofless wings, curved plan, parapet walls ramped up to gate-
way, behind which are straight stairs to upper chamber of gateway; game-larder.
The stableyard is closed by brick and rubble walls to east and north about
4 to 6 feet high and 5 minarets of rendered brick with moulded ogee caps and
finials. There are also in the wall 2 sets of gates: one at the north junction
with Hope End Hotel and another to the south of the gateway, both late C19 cast
iron. In the east wall of former game-larder is a re-used wide segmental-headed
9 panelled C18 door. Elizabeth Barrett-Browning lived here from 1809-10 when she
was 3 until her father E Moulton-Barrett sold Hope End in 1832 when he removed
the clock from the gateway. 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 to the 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. Group value with Hope End Hotel, minaret, boundary walls
and gate piers (qv) (CL, 19th September 1968).

Listing NGR: SO7227341180

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