Rudloe Park Hotel

24 Sep 1999
Rudloe Park Hotel, Box, North Wiltshire, Wiltshire, SN13 0PG
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


1/214 Rudloe Park Hotel


House c1875 by J. Hicks of Redruth for H.R.Pictor, quarry owner.

Small ashlar block walls with ashlar dressings, slate roofs, coped gables and ashlar stacks. Two storeys and attic with 4-storey tower. High Victorian Gothic style, less elaborate but similar to Fogleigh House, Bath Road (q.v.). Symmetrical west garden front, 3-window range with ornate central projecting canted bay rising through eaves to large attic bay capped with hipped pyramid roof.

Moulded band, sill course and eaves. Windows generally of mullion and transom type elaborated with shouldered heads, pilaster central mullion and pellet ornament on transom. Two-light windows each side and 1-3-1 arrangement to canted bay. Attic bay has square piers with naturalistic carved capitals dividing lights, piers on battered plinths, originally linked by pierced balustrading, which survives to side lights only. Large ridge stack to right of pyramid roof. Gabled south end wall has mullion and transom 2- light windows to main floors and plainer flush attic mullion and transom window. To right, one window range of single lights with transom and canted bay of 1-2-1 lights, window and stringcourse details as on west front, but bay has hipped roof with dormer.

Ridge stack to right of bay. North, entrance front, is complex asymmetrical elevation linked to west front by single storey former conservatory with canted corners, pilaster piers and stilted pointed heads to windows. Pierced parapet. Narrow 3-storey section to right of entrance tower. Tower with deep set pointed door flanked by side lights, piers with leaf carved capitals supporting heavy carved brackets to first floor balcony. Pierced roundels in balcony and 3-light mullion and transom window above similar to those on west front. Above, 3 plain lights between heavy brackets to second floor balcony, curved-ended with pierced roundels and 2-storey plate traceried 3-light window with moulded pointed head. Top moulded cornice and flat parapet with pierced roundels. To right, large 3-light mullion and transom window with string course and sill course under 2-storey window recessed in pointed arch reaching into a dormer gable, mullion-and -transom lower part and 3 cusped pointed lights above. East end stack. To left, a 2-storey, 3-window service range, 2-light windows, shouldered heads to ground floor windows. Interior altered but central stair with iron balusters and tall 3- light east side stair light in arched Gothic frame.

Listing NGR: ST8431370040


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0046 IOE Records taken by Kim Aplin; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Kim Aplin. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Aplin, Kim

Rights Holder: Aplin, Kim


Ashlar, Slate, Victorian House, Monument (By Form), Domestic, Dwelling, Service Wing, Conservatory, Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces, Glasshouse, Garden Building