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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1157633



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: County of Herefordshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Byford

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 20-Feb-1953

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 149982

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BYFORD CP BYFORD SO 34 SE 4/24 Byford Court 20.2.53 GV II*

House. C16, extended and partly refronted in early C17, and in 1761. Timber-frame with rendered infill on a coursed rubble plinth, mostly cased in coursed rubble, with a tiled roof. H-plan with main range aligned east/west. Main stack at east end of main range with diamond plan shafts. South front has the gabled cross-wings faced in stone in C18, whilst central area infilled in C17. Two storeys with gable-lit attics to the cross-wings and a 2-light stone mullioned window with square label to the centre. One plus three plus one windows, the outer windows are casements, 2-light to the left, 3-light to right. Centre has two 3- light stone mullioned windows with square labels flanking a 6-light stone mullion and transomed window. Ground floor has one plus two plus one windows, 4-light casement to cross-wings, the central window a 6-light window similar to that above with a 2-light stone mullioned window to right. Entrance to left of central window has moulded imposts and a semi- elliptical head, above which are three shields enclosed by a moulded label. Above the label is a blank shield flanked by fleurs-de-lis and surmounted by a bird. Framing visible in east wall is close-studded with five braces. Interior: the hall is lined with C17 panelling (brougt from Marsh Court, Bridge Sollers, c1910) and has a moulded four-centred head to the ingle- nook fireplace. The recessed main entrance door has moulded posts, and is square-headed with a shaped sub-head carved with human heads sprouting foliage, the boarded door has moulded planted-on ribs and strap hinges. (RCHM, Vol 3, pp 31-32, no 2).

Listing NGR: SO3963842939

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Herefordshire III North West, (1934), 31-2

National Grid Reference: SO 39638 42939


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