Bourton House

17 Jun 2002
Bourton House, Main Street, Bourton On The Hill, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL56 9AE
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BOURTON-ON-THE-HILL MAIN STREET SP 1732 (south side) 10/53 Bourton House GV II* Manor House. Early C18, rebuilt on foundations of late C16 house, from which the cellars remain. C19 extension and conservatory.

Rectangular plan with corners extended out from both wall faces to form engaged square 'towers'. Small C19 bathroom extension right of right-hand 'tower'. C19 conservatory attached to left of rear left 'tower'. Ashlar with slate roof, limestone gable end coping and ashlar stacks. Facade: 2 storeys and attic lit by four 2- light dormers with C20 casements. Cellar forms projecting plinth on which the later facade was built. Symmetrical facade: 1:5:1- windowed;.18-pane sashes. Wide glazing bars to ground floor sashes except those lighting towers. All sashes with moulded architraves and bull-nosed sills. String between ground and 1st floor windows becomes band to either side of central doorway. Parapet with moulded coping and string. Triangular pediment within parapet supported by Ionic pilasters set-on from projecting towers.

Central 12-light part-glazed door up 7 steps. Moulded segmental pediment supported by fluted Ionic pilasters over. Cellar lit by 2-light stone-mullioned casements with leaded lights. Ovolo- moulded mullions to blocked cellar window of left 'tower'. Roof comprises 3-parallel ridges with large square gable end stacks with moulded caps at the end of each ridge. Saddleback gable coping.

Interior: C18 open well staircase with thin turned, wooden balusters. Some panelling reused from C16 house, some C18 panelling also. Wood from doors of C16 house reused in doors to upper floor. Limited interior inspection. Subsidiary features: 7 semi-circular steps flanked by C18 wrought iron railings with scroll decoration and urn finials. (Country Life, 1943).

Listing NGR: SP1773632463


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