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Cotswold (District Authority)
Chipping Campden
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Spring Hill House SP 13 SW 5/239


GV 2. Circa 1757 for John Bulkeley-Coventry-Bulkeley; 1763 Capability Brown employed (for park presumably, although the house has been attributed to him by Dorothy Stroud) Bought 1830 by General Lygon who added wings and porch and laid out estate to resemble the field of Waterloo. Remodelled late C19 in "Wren-naissance" style. Now a large courtyard plan country house with domestic range to east and stable range to west linked across north side by a coach house with cupola. The front terrace is an enormous rockery-cum-grotto (qv). Garden front: Symmetrical 2 storey composition on a terrace. Ashlar with hipped slate roofs (stone tile to rear and courtyard wings). Central 5 bay section with central pedimented break over half oval portico and 2 bay set backs to sides with pedimented end bays in slight breaks. Band over ground floor. Sash windows with keystones and shutters; glazing bars to first floor only. Tripartite central first floor window with bracket cornice. Tuscan portico, with balustraded parapet, half-glazed doors and sidelights. Projecting single storey bays in angles of see back wings, also with balustraded parapets. Side wings have mullion and transom windows, 3 light to end bays and projecting bays. North front: 1½ storeys rubble, balanced composition with central coach house with cupola, and stables to left and domestic quarters to right. Three bay taller central pavilion with 3 large archways, centre to courtyard, flanking coach houses; central gabled half-dormer; modillion eaves cornice; hipped roof. Left part has wooden mullion windows and leaded glazing; right part has glazing bar sashes. East (stable) return has wood mullion windows and retains loose boxes. West (domestic) return has ½ dormers and evidence of earlier C18 structure (probably a farmhouse converted to present use when big house constructed and remodelled again in late C19). Sources: P Miller "Chipping Campden". D Stroud "Capability Brown" (she attributes the house to Brown, for Lord Coventry).

Listing NGR: SP1272733982


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Books and journals
Miller, P, Chipping Campden
Stroud, D, Capability Brown, (1975)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 16 Gloucestershire,


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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