SX 47 NW
- Hurlditch Court
House on site of earlier building. Late C19 by Walter Sarel for Reginald Moreshead,
C20 internal alterations. Slatestone ashlar, granite and limestone dressings, some
slatehanging, slate roofs, ridge stacks and rear lateral stacks with caps.
Overall T-plan with a long cross wing at right end with 2-storey porch in the angle.
Cross wing extends to rear where it contains service rooms and has entrance mid-way
along right side and to rear. Main range contains stair hall (stair to rear) and
2½ storeys, 3:1:1 windows, gable end of cross wing to left has 5-light mullioned
window at ground and first floor, hollow-chamfered, with hood-mould and decorative
leaded lights at ground floor, similar ground and first floor 3-light casement,
stepped plinth; 2-storey gabled porch in angle has 4-centred arched doorway with
hood-mould, stops, carved roundels in spandrels, small square blind opening above and
3-light casement, bargeboards, left side of porch has ground floor 2-light window
with ogee granite heads (possibly reused from earlier building) with fleuron in
spandrel and hood-mould; 2-storey range to left has 6- and 5-light ground floor
windows with decorative leaded lights and hood-mould, first floor has two 3-light and
one 4-light similar window, carved brackets under eaves, wall extended to left with
coping and round-headed, roll-moulded opening, gable end of range has string course
returned and bargeboards. Right return has 6 windows, at first floor of 3, 2, two
single, 3 and 4 lights, as on front, ground floor also varied with hood-mould, third
bay from left has similar 4-centred arched doorway, 3 external stacks, central 1
corbelled and first floor cill string, second floor has 3 raking dormers with 3-light
casements, 2 unequal gables each with 2 single lights of different sizes and stack
rising through centre, bellcote on ridge with ogee roof and ball finial; plinth.
Left return slate-hung, inner side of wing to right has 8-light mullion and transom
window lighting stair and small flat-roofed addition in angle with 2-light casement,
single light below stair light and 2-light wooden casement above, gabled dormer set
back with 2-light casement and bargeboards, gable to left has two 2-light casements
at ground and first floor with hood below first floor cills, granite quoin strip to
left; rear to left has door and 3-light casement, wooden porch. Rear has slate-hung
gable end with 2-light casement at first floor, single storey lower wing with 2
single lights, square in hollow-chamfered surround, 3-light opening to side with
hollow-chamfered mullions; wall attached to right enclosing inner courtyard, about 2
metres high in rubble with 4-centred arched chamfered opening, possibly reused.
Interior Jacobean style features, panelled hall to rear, has flat-headed granite
fireplace with carved caryatids and panelling, ground floor rooms have similar
panelling, front right room has carved fluted pilasters to sides of blocked
fireplace. Open well stair has carved balusters, moulded grip handrail, finials and
pendants; panelled doors.
Listing NGR: SX4407177711