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Foxcote House and Archways

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ilmington, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.0745 / 52°4'28"N

Longitude: -1.7106 / 1°42'37"W

OS Eastings: 419934

OS Northings: 241832

OS Grid: SP199418

Mapcode National: GBR 4N5.SFN

Mapcode Global: VHBYL.94K0

Plus Code: 9C4W37FQ+RQ

Entry Name: Foxcote House and Archways

Listing Date: 2 September 1952

Last Amended: 16 May 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1024118

English Heritage Legacy ID: 306404

Also known as: Foxcote House

ID on this website: 101024118

Location: Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, CV36

County: Warwickshire

District: Stratford-on-Avon

Town: Stratford-on-Avon

Civil Parish: Ilmington

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Ilmington St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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3/40 Foxcote House and attached
02/09/52 archways
(Formerly listed under
Foxcote House and chapel)


Manor house. Early C18. Attributed to Edward Woodward. Limestone ashlar with
hipped slate roof and ashlar ridge and end stacks. 2 storeys plus attic;
9-window range. Double-depth plan. To centre a tall, paned, part-glazed double
leaf door with moulded stone surround and flanking pilasters decorated with iron
heads. To ground floor a range of 8, and to first floor a range of nine, 18-pane
sashes with moulded architraves, on enriched consoles. The ground floor windows
have moulded cornices. The range is divided into 5 bays, with single pilasters,
Doric pilasters towards left and right and Doric columns to centre left and
centre right forming a 3-window central bay surmounted by an inset pediment to
the attic storey. A frieze with triglyphs runs the length of the building below
the attic storey and is surmounted by a heavily moulded cornice. Five 6-pane
sashes to attic, with a casement replaced to left. Further central sash has head
fitting into the apex of the pediment. All sashes have moulded stone surrounds.
To either side of pediment a small round window. Attic storey is divided into 5
bays by pilasters which continue from those below; each pilaster is surmounted
by a large urn. Moulded cornice. The building has a moulded plinth with bases
corresponding to the Doric columns and pilasters above. Above door a moulded
armorial panel. To right a stone porch in same style, with 6-panelled door with
moulded architrave and cornice. Long, one-storey range with sashes and panelled
doors to left. Rear of building is similar to front except the doorway, which is
surrounded by Corinthian columns and a broken, semi-circular pediment, and is
approached by 2 flights of stone steps with a balustrade. Further sashes, blind
windows and Ipswich windows to sides. To rear left and right a large
round-headed archway. Interior: 6-panelled doors throughout ground floor, with
moulded wood surrounds. Round-headed archways with pilasters. Central room has
dado with Vitruvian rail. Moulded wood fireplace, with cornice. The doors have
eared architraves, surrounded by friezes. Dining room has wood Ionic columns.
Plaster frieze cornices. C18 cupboard. Staircase with wrought iron balustrade.
Foxcote was the seat of the Canning family.
(V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol.5, p.99; Buildings of England, Warwickshire, p.317).

Listing NGR: SP1993441832

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