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North Chase

A Grade II Listed Building in Kenilworth, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.3619 / 52°21'42"N

Longitude: -1.6241 / 1°37'26"W

OS Eastings: 425693

OS Northings: 273825

OS Grid: SP256738

Mapcode National: GBR 5L3.XWS

Mapcode Global: VHBX2.SWRR

Entry Name: North Chase

Listing Date: 26 April 1968

Last Amended: 10 November 1971

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1035307

English Heritage Legacy ID: 307773

Location: Kenilworth, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV8

County: Warwickshire

District: Warwick

Civil Parish: Kenilworth

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Kenilworth St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Listing Text

North Chase
(Formerly listed as
Rudfyn Old Manor)
3P 27 SE 1/51 26.4.68.
Probably 2nd half of the C16 or early C17; recorded as newly built 1609.
Tall post and pan timber-framed house 2 storeys and attic with brick nogged
panels and tiled roof. Early mid C19 Tudor style cast iron casement windows
with patterned glazing. Front facing north, of 4 unequal bays the right
hand having one 2-light window on each floor, the upper floor with modern
tile hanging. 2nd bay from right projects as a full height gabled wing
with an oriel window on brackets on each floor. Jettied 1st floor, tile
hung gable with small casement. Bay adjoining narrow and in same plane
the roof being a continuation of the slope of the roof on the main part
of the house. One 2-light casement on 1st floor, open porch on ground
floor with round arch and finial. End bay corresponds to that at opposite
end; no tile hanging and with an oriel on brackets on each floor. East
front of C19 brick, built when half of the original house was destroyed
by fire at the time. South front is of similar height but is of square
panel timber framing with brick nogging. Various casements in various
positions; one storey kitchen wing. West front timber framed. Interior
is original and unspoiled with timber walls and ceilings and open fireplaces,
very good oak well staircase (circa 1600) with elaborate newel tops and
turned balusters, and 1st floor drawing room with 2 tier stone chimney-piece
of similar date said to have come from Kenilworth Castle. Very attractive
house set in old fashioned style gardens on a hill top with fine views.
For history, see Dugdale's Warwickshire and VCH, VI, p 134.

Listing NGR: SP2569373825

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