MASON'S COURT

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1206233
Date first listed:
25-Oct-1951
Date of most recent amendment:
04-Apr-1994
Statutory Address:
MASON'S COURT, 1-4, ROTHER STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
MASON'S COURT, 1-4, ROTHER STREET

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

County:
Warwickshire
District:
Stratford-on-Avon (District Authority)
Parish:
Stratford-upon-Avon
National Grid Reference:
SP 19840 54844

Details

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

SP1954NE ROTHER STREET 604-1/9/170 (West side) 25/10/51 Nos.1-4 (Consecutive) Mason's Court (Formerly Listed as: ROTHER STREET (West side) Nos.2 AND 3 Mason's Court)

GV II*

Town house, now 4 dwellings. C15, c1485 with later alterations. Timber-frame and plaster with later brick infill; partly renewed tile roof with brick stacks. Wealden house with 2 rear wings, the right wing of original width. 2 storeys; 5-window range. The left wing is jettied on exposed soffit timbers and curved brackets; lateral curved brackets and coving to hall; right wing has later timber-framed underbuilding, bay to right without jetty. Through-passage to right of hall now open to ends with gates, entrance to left (No.1) and entrance to end of right wing (No.2), both with C20 plank doors. Windows with wooden mullions and leaded casements, mainly of 2 or 3 lights, but one of 4 lights to right wing; hall has original tall 4-light diagonal-mullioned window shuttered inside and now glazed, small 3-light oriel to coving to right. End stack and large stack with diagonal shafts to junction with rear wing to right. Left return has timber-frame with brick infill and lower C17 rear wing with stone plinth and some square framing, stacks to rear of ridge. Right return has timber-framed gable with brick infill and c1600 rear wing with square framing, mostly plastered infill and end stack. Courtyard has catslide outshut with gabled dormer to rear of main range; wing to right has timber-frame over stone ground floor. INTERIOR: hall (No.1) runs through 2 storeys with gallery; right wing (No.2) has front room with former jetty bressumer and fragments of C16 wall painting, a fireplace with Tudor royal arms above, and panel of ?lattice work with triangular-pattern frieze; c1600 panelling with cornice and door to rear room; exposed wattle-and-daub panel over passage to rear, covered by outshut roof. A rare and documented medieval survival conforming to the burgage plots laid out in 1196. (Bearman R: Stratford-upon-Avon: A History of its Streets and Buildings: Nelson: 1988-: 47; Warwickshire History: Mason's Court: Stratford-upon-Avon: 1969-: 26FF).

Listing NGR: SP1984054844

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
366350
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Bearman, R, Stratford Upon Avon A History of its streets and buildings, (1988)
'Warwickshire History' in Masons Court, (1969), 26

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 22 Nov 2004
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