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Oversley House

A Grade II Listed Building in Alcester, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.2187 / 52°13'7"N

Longitude: -1.864 / 1°51'50"W

OS Eastings: 409386

OS Northings: 257836

OS Grid: SP093578

Mapcode National: GBR 3JW.X4F

Mapcode Global: VHB08.MHXJ

Entry Name: Oversley House

Listing Date: 1 February 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1024622

English Heritage Legacy ID: 305260

Location: Alcester, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, B49

County: Warwickshire

District: Stratford-on-Avon

Civil Parish: Alcester

Built-Up Area: Alcester

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Alcester St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Listing Text

SP0857 (South side)
4/101 Oversley House

- II

Workhouse, now retirement housing. Dated 1837 on parapet. Converted to flats and
cottages 1984. Red brick; front faced on limestone ashlar. Slate roof; both
stone and brick chimneys. Complex plan; front range and separate single storey
pavilions with linking walls; behind, 4 wings radiating from central octagon,
with single range attached at right angles at opposite end to front range.
Severe simple classical style. Front range 3 storeys; 11-window range. Central 5
bays project. Heavy porch with corner piers, cornice and parapet, with late C20
door inside. Late C20 imitation sashes with glazing bars. First floor has sill
band. Simple cornice. Centre has parapet with inscription. Single storey
pavilions have recessed centre with single window. Pediment with small circular
opening. Linking wall has pedestrian opening with basket arch. Rear, octagon and
wings have ground floor rendered to half-height. Tile roofs. 3-storey octagon
and 2-storey wings; 6-window range, one wing 4-window. Octagon has windows in
re-entrant sides. Late C20 casements with glazing bars, doors and porches.
Gauged brick flat arches. Octagon has hipped roof and square cupola. Canted
angles with sunk panels. South west face has clock; other faces have round
arched louvred openings. Lead roof and weathervane with scrollwork. Cupola and
weathervane said to be C17, from Studley Castle. Interior not inspected.
Inscription on parapet states that the stone was the gift of Sir Charles

Listing NGR: SP0938657836

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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