EPISCOPAL PALACE, INCLUDING GATEHOUSE AND ATTACHED RANGES AND WALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1206091
Date first listed:
10-Jun-1952
Statutory Address:
EPISCOPAL PALACE, INCLUDING GATEHOUSE AND ATTACHED RANGES AND WALL, CATHEDRAL CLOSE

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Location

Statutory Address:
EPISCOPAL PALACE, INCLUDING GATEHOUSE AND ATTACHED RANGES AND WALL, CATHEDRAL CLOSE

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

District:
County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Hereford
National Grid Reference:
SO 50963 39711

Details

HEREFORD

SO5039NE CATHEDRAL CLOSE 683-1/2/113 (South side) 10/06/52 Episcopal Palace, including gatehouse and attached ranges and wall (Formerly Listed as: CATHEDRAL CLOSE Episcopal Palace (including Gate-house, Chapel and Wall along Gwynne Street)) (Formerly Listed as: CATHEDRAL CLOSE Boundary wall at Episcopal Palace)

GV II*

Episcopal palace, gatehouse, attached range (Chauffeur's, Gardener's and North Lodging Cottages), former stables, chapel and boundary wall to Gwynne Street. C12-C17 with C18 and C19 alterations including chapel of 1798 and stable block of 1841 by Philip Hardwick. MATERIALS: brick, with some ashlar and timber-framing; various slate roofs, and brick and ashlar chimneys. EXTERIOR: main front: 2 storeys; 5-window range: 9/9 sashes under gauged brick flat arches. C20 glazed door, to left, with C19 ornamental overlight, under simple porch; to left, 1, to right 3, 9/9 sashes under gauged brick flat arches, and stone band. Encases late C12 aisled hall, probably originally of 5 bays, with largely original roof. Brick service range, to north, is now cottages, with link block to main range which was refronted by Hardwick and is now Diocesan offices. Gatehouse with C17 timber-framing over 4-centred arches. Former stables to west, now dwelling, storage and garages. Coursed stone with plain-tile roof with decorative ridge and louvres, recessed centre and 2 projecting gables facing main range. Gables have twin ogee lights with stone moulded architrave windows. Central section has 4-centred arch with heraldic shields above. Boundary wall to Gwynne Street extends for approx. 50m to south-west and south; coursed rubble. INTERIOR: C19 dogleg staircase with turned balusters. Attic: C12 roof with arch bracing, traces of painting; foliate capitals. 1st floor: plasterwork ceiling with panelled beam-cases; panelled shutters; C19 fireplaces; 6-panel doors with architraves; cornices. Ground floor: 6- and 8-panel doors; C18 and C19 fireplaces; shutters; cornices; 3-panel doors; pelmets; panelled reveals; skirting; stained-glass overlight; shutters. Chapel with plasterwork ceiling, fluted Corinthian pilasters. Hall: ornate plasterwork ceiling; fluted pilasters (hiding Norman pillars), "Norman" and "Tudor" doorways; fireplace; polychrome floor; panelled reveals and shutters. Archive Room: C19 winder stair with stick balusters; 1st floor (over entrance arch): C19 fireplace; 2 and 4-panel doors; exposed C17 or earlier timber-framing with arched windbraces with architraves; jowled posts. Chauffeur's Cottage and North Lodging Cottage: 1st floor: wide, straight staircase; 2-panel doors; exposed C17 or earlier square-panel framing; C18 fireplace; panelling door; chamfered stone fireplace with oak lintel; massive stack; 6- and 4-panel doors; two 4-centred arches. Ground floor: heavily moulded ceiling beams; moulded plank door; plank doors; fireplace with chamfered oak lintel (probable former oven); masonry; exposed framing; half-glazed door; panelling door. Gardener's Cottage: 1st floor: straight staircase in 2 flights; 4-panel doors; plank door; chamfered ceiling beams; chamfered doorway with worked lintel; architraves to doors and windows; 2-panel door; plank door; exposed framing. Ground floor: chamfered ceiling beam; plank and panel doors; exposed framing. Boundary wall listed on 22.10.73. (Ralegh-Radford CA et al: Mediaeval Archeology: 1973-: 78; ).

Listing NGR: SO5096039703

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
372290
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Medieval Archaeology' in Medieval Archaeology, (1973), 78

Legal

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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Date: 11 Jul 2002
Reference: IOE01/07424/32
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Les M. Kedward. Source Historic England Archive
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