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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: 1187754



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

County: Warwickshire

District: Stratford-on-Avon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Stratford-upon-Avon

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 25-Oct-1951

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 366128

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SP25NW ALVESTON 604-1/2/267 Alveston House 25/10/51


Small country house. 1689 with C18 alterations. Brick with blue headers and ashlar dressings; hipped tile roof with 2 brick cross-axial stacks and stack to valley. Double-depth plan. Restoration style. 2 storeys with attic and basement; symmetrical 5-bay range. Ashlar-coped plinth, platt band over ground floor and quoins; top modillioned timber cornice. c1750 entrance has Doric porch with triglyph frieze with flowers to metopes and guttae; enriched soffit; overlight with decorative glazing bars to 4-panel door. Windows have moulded sills, and rubbed brick flat arches with keys over 18-pane sashes with wide frames; basement has 2-light single-chamfered windows with flat-faced mullions, blocked; attic has 2 flat-roofed dormers with cornices and 2-light casements. Lantern to angle. 7-bay right return, garden front: 3-bay pedimented centre with 2-bay windows. Entrance has doorcase with architrave, frieze and cornice, panelled pilasters and deep bracketed open pediment. Windows have 12-pane sashes, the central 1st-floor window with rusticated brick jambs and similar flat arch, ashlar key with rosette: 4 dormers. Pediment has armorial crest. Rear similar to front; barred basement windows and rainwater head with mask. Left return has several blocked windows and sashed stair window over C20 single-storey additions replacing C19 service range. INTERIOR: rooms have cornices and stone fireplaces; entrance hall has 2 fluted pilasters; C20 stair replacing one of unknown date with iron balusters; front room with cast-iron Adam-style fireplace with figures and foliage ?late C19; room to left with dado panelling and triglyph frieze; room to right, divided, has cornice with egg-and-dart moulding; 1st floor has rear room with fielded-panelled dado; attic has exposed collar trusses with curved principals; cellars have flag floors with drainage channels, some chamfered beams and 2 vaulted chambers, one a wine cellar; water pump. A good example of a small Restoration country house set between the old church of St James (qv) and the River Avon. (Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Warwickshire: London: 1966-: 65).

Listing NGR: SP2328956853

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Wedgwood, A, The Buildings of England: Warwickshire, (1966)

National Grid Reference: SP 23289 56853


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