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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1382696



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

County: Warwickshire

District: Stratford-on-Avon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Billesley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 06-Feb-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 19-Jun-2000

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 483081

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SP15NW Billesley Manor Hotel 1931-1/1/1 06/02/52 (Formerly Listed as: Billesley Manor)


Manor house, now hotel. c1610-20 with C18 extension to west, altered in C19, and 1906-13 addition to rear wing by Detmar Blow. Coursed squared blue lias with sandstone ashlar dressings; steeply pitched renewed tile roof with brick or stone ridge and internal stacks, mostly with brick diagonally set shafts. L-plan. EXTERIOR: south, garden, front of 2 storeys plus attic; 7-window range. End bays and entrance bay to right of centre project under coped gables with kneelers and finials. Ovolo-moulded plinth and dripcourse over ground floor. Entrance bay has round-headed entrance arch with foliate spandrels, Doric columns and Tuscan entablature; inner Tudor-arched entrance with 3-light overlight, side lights and paired studded doors, panelled side benches. Double-chamfered mullioned-and-transomed windows with leaded glazing, moulded sills to first and second floors; those to ground floor of 6 lights with 1:6:1-light bay window to each end; first floor windows of 4 lights, but porch has 3-light windows, window to right end is cross-mullioned with eared architrave; attic has windows to gables and gabled dormer to left of centre: 3-light windows to left, 2-light windows to right, the end one in architrave. Right return has gabled left end, catslide re-entrant bay and symmetrical 5-window range with lower service range to right end. Round-headed entrance has rusticated jambs and pilasters to moulded arch with key blocks; lantern and 2-fielded-panel door. Windows as to front, of 3, 4, or 5 lights; 3-light gable window and 3 gabled dormers. Rear has 2 lateral stacks and 2-storey gabled wing with 4-light single-chamfered mullioned window and C19 brick wing with cross-casement; first floor has wooden mullioned and transomed windows of 3 and 4 lights; adjacent wing has similar return windows and 2-storey addition with 3-storey C20 wing behind. Late C20 wing in C17 style to west end. INTERIOR: wing has room with exposed beams, ovolo-moulded fireplace and timber screen to south end with elliptical-headed doorway and flanking panels, fluted pilasters, triglyph frieze to entablature and 3 pierced pediments, 15-panel door. Full-height hall to south has staircase and gallery to 2 sides mostly C20 reconstruction; rich C17 panelling with strapwork and fluted pilasters, Tudor-arched fireplace and enriched overmantel, doors with rich C17 locks of German or French workmanship; 6-light window, now to passage, to west; archway with continuous moulding to south leads to former screens passage to south porch. South-east room, formerly 2 rooms, has C17 panelling, possibly removed from first floor, and 2 Tudor-arched fireplaces; to west of passage a similar room, with central pier and large fireplace, doorcases with enriched entablatures; 2 rooms to west end have C18 details: entablatures and fireplaces with architraves, cornices and swags, cherubs etc; winding stair to west end. First floor has 2 richly panelled rooms with fireplaces, that to east end with deep window openings and enriched fireplace and overmantel with paired pilasters, reputed priest hide to chimney breast; room to west has panelling with enriched top panels and fireplace in partitioned-off corridor. A good example of a C17 manor house retaining many internal features of interest and with sympathetic early C20 additions. (Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Warwickshire: Harmondsworth: 1966-: 93; Victoria County History: Warwickshire: Styles P: London: 1945-: 58-61).

Listing NGR: SP1463456780

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Wedgwood, A, The Buildings of England: Warwickshire, (1966), 93
Styles, P, The Victoria History of the County of Warwickshire, (1945)

National Grid Reference: SP 14634 56780


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