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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: 1187858



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: 366412

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SP1854 SHOTTERY, Shottery 604-1/5/315 (East side) 25/10/51 Stratford-Upon-Avon Grammar School for Girls


Formerly known as: Manor House Farmhouse Shottery. Shewn on OS map as Shottery Manor. Manor house, now school. Probably originally a farm building, the property of Evesham Abbey (mentioned in document of 1402); converted to house in C15, windows of late C17; altered and part demolished in mid to late C18; early to mid C20 additions. Coursed squared stone with ashlar dressings; renewed tile roof with rebuilt brick stack to front of ridge and other brick stacks. Half-H plan and single storey south wing. 2 storeys; 10-window range, but some windows blocked. Central entrance has brick 4-centred moulded arch with dripstone and old battened door. Windows have lintels with keys over wooden cross-casements with leaded glazing; ground floor has 3 windows to left of entrance and brick-blocked window to left end; 2 canted bay windows to right of entrance, with hipped roofs and 1:3:1-light transomed and leaded windows below lintels to original windows, 2 such lintels over entrance; 1st floor has 5 glazed and 5 blocked windows, one brick-blocked; C18 gabled dormer to right half. Rainwater head with Harewell arms; attached convex walls to ends. Timber-framed gable to left return; 1st floor has 5-light ovolo mullioned and transomed window. Rear has later 2-storey projection with parapet and balcony on timber posts between re-entrant blocks, one a porch. Wing to left is brick with timber-framed 1st floor; large external end stack and return Tudor-headed entrance with heavy frame and plank door. Wing to right has cross wing enclosing balcony and stair to inner return; stone with brick 1st floor. INTERIOR: exposed original rear wall; hall and entrance lobby have C17 panelling with top fluted panels, chamfered beams and plasterwork motifs to ceiling, fireplace with hollow-chamfered bressumer and plaster overmantel with 3 panels, inverted rose sprigs flanking Harewell arms; room to left has C17 panelling and chamfered beams, and bressumer to brick fireplace; room to right has C18 fireplace and round-headed cupboard; stair has square turned balusters and newels; window to landing has armorial glass, some panelling to end; left end has good C15 three-bay hammerbeam roof, originally longer, 3 trusses with arch-braced hammer beams with arch-braced collars, moulded members, double purlins with window braces; large brick chimney breast, stepped in to top, with C20 ashlar Tudor-arched fireplace and cornice. HISTORICAL NOTE: the manor was owned by Evesham Abbey until some time in the C14 and was the property of the Harewell family 1402-c1746, and of the Flower family of Stratford from 1919. (VCH (offprint): Styles P: The Borough of Stratford-upon-Avon and the Parish of Alveston: London: 1946-: 17; Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Warwickshire: Harmondsworth: 1966-: 397; Belton J J: Shottery the Mother of Stratford; reprint from Scene: 1950-: 524-5).

Listing NGR: SP1891154663

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Wedgwood, A, The Buildings of England: Warwickshire, (1966), 397
Styles, P, The Borough of Stratford Upon Avon and the Parish of Alveston, (1946), 17
Belton, J J , 'Scene' in Shottery The Mother Of Stratford, (1950), 524-5

National Grid Reference: SP 18911 54663


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