MEDFORD HOUSE AND GARDEN WALLS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1305720
Date first listed:
25-Aug-1960
Statutory Address:
MEDFORD HOUSE AND GARDEN WALLS, HIGH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
MEDFORD HOUSE AND GARDEN WALLS, HIGH STREET

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

County:
Gloucestershire
District:
Cotswold (District Authority)
Parish:
Mickleton
National Grid Reference:
SP 16082 43522

Details

SP 1643-1743 MICKLETON HIGH STREET (east side)

12/92 Medford House 25.8.60 and garden walls

I

Manor House. Built c1694 for Samuel Medford. Two C20 extensions: that on right dated and initialled R.B. 1938 and A.B. 1938 on rainwater heads. Main body: ashlar with brick rear wall (3 courses stretchers one course header/stretcher). Tall, single ashlar stacks with moulded tops from eaves left and right, triple stack off centre left. Original service wing left: ashlar with buttresses: flat coping on gables and roll cross saddle and ball finial. C20 extension attached left, ashlar towards facade but extended back in square timber framing with brick infill. Brick service wing, on limestone plinth, right of main body, with twin ashlar stack from right gable end between twin gables; flat coping and roll-cross saddles; limestone slate roofing to all. Plan comprises main body with 1930's brick service wing set back from main body wing attached right with C20 ashlar and timber framed extension attached to rear left corner of original service wing left of main body. Facade of main body: 2 storeys and attic, lit by 3 dormers 2 with hipped roofs, all with 2-light casements with leaded panes; 1:1:1 windowed, the outer bays break forward slightly and are lit by 3-light, mullioned and transomed casements with leaded panes. Moulded string below. Central, 6-panel door with rusticated ionic pilasters, keystone and voussoirs over pulvinated freize and cornice with broken pediment. Fire insurance plaque on pediment. Modillioned eaves cornice. Rainwater head dated and initialled R.D. 1797, front left. Service wing left: one storey and attic lit by 3-light dormer window against wall of main body. 2-windowed; 2-light stone mullioned casements with leaded panes, single light pantry window far right. C20 extension, left: 2 storeys with 4-centred arched doorway with flat hood right. 2- light stone mullioned casement left of door. Facade of brick extension right, 2 storeys, 2-windowed. 2-light mullioned and transomed casements flanking limestone coat of arms. Subsidary features: coursed, squared and dressed limestone walls, from corners of main body, at right angles, each with depressed arch, stone doorways towards house. Main body represents one of the key examples of the transition from Cotswold tradition to Queen Anne classical, with both vernacular and Renaissance features. (Illustrated, and described in W.G. Davie and E.G. Dawber's, Old Cottages, Farmhouses and Other Stone Buildings in the Cotswold District, 1905).

Listing NGR: SP1608243522

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
127006
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Davie, W G, Dawber, E G, Old Cottages Farmhouses and other Stone Buildings in the Cotswold District, (1905)

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: 09 Apr 2002
Reference: IOE01/02195/06
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