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Wyre Forest (District Authority)
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SO 78642 73840



5/299 Ribbesford House


- II*

Country house, now flats. Mid-C16, partly rebuilt late C17, remodelled early C19 with some mid-C20 alterations. Rendered brick with tile roof. Main range aligned north-west/south-east, with a service range extending north-east from north-west end. North front: three storeys with attic lit by gabled dormers, service range projects to right; in angle between two a C19 two-storey range with three timber cross-windows; rest of front: to left slightly advanced gabled bay with a square bay window rising to first floor, then three stone cross-windows, a 4-light window in projecting porch, then two stone windows to right of porch; second floor has a 3-light window to left, then three 2-light windows, a <-light window in porch and two 2-light windows to right; ground floor: square bay to left, three stone cross-windows, and to right of porch a 3-light window and a square bay; entrance in porch is flanked by engaged fluted Doric columns supporting entablature and moulded cornice; the plinths are decorated with lozenges, the two-leaf half-glazed door is under a semi-elliptical head. South (garden) front: right-hand -part: three storeys with attic; two octagonal towers flank the entrance capped by leaded onion domes, central window is a canted oriel with decorative parapet, each tower is flanked by a 3-light window on first and second floor; entrance has a loggia with four Doric columns and balustrade to parapet, door is two-leaf and half-glazed; left- hand part: three storeys with attic lit by three dormers, five windows, a mixture of 2- and 3-lights. Interior: stairhall has C16 moulded ceiling beams, the staircase is early C19 with cast iron balusters. The house was originally moated, but the moat was mostly infilled in the late C18. Graded II* for the potential archaeological interest of the fabric. (VCH 4, p 297; BoE, p 250; S Price, 1974, Ribbesford House (S0/787738), Worcestershire Archaeology and Local History Newsletter, no 14, pp 9 - 10).

Listing NGR: SO7864273840


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Worcestershire, (1968), 250
Price, S, 'Worcestershire Archaeology and Local History Newsletter' in Ribbesford House, , Vol. 14, (1974), 9-10


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: 16 Sep 1999
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