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Latitude: 52.2086 / 52°12'31"N
Longitude: -1.6961 / 1°41'45"W
OS Eastings: 420865
OS Northings: 256756
OS Grid: SP208567
Mapcode National: GBR 4LM.J0N
Mapcode Global: VHBXT.KR67
Entry Name: Welcombe Hotel
Listing Date: 9 February 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1052288
English Heritage Legacy ID: 366434
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37
Civil Parish: Stratford-upon-Avon
Traditional County: Warwickshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire
Church of England Parish: Stratford on Avon Holy Trinity
Church of England Diocese: Coventry
SP25NW WARWICK ROAD, Welcombe
604-1/2/330 (North West side)
09/02/72 Welcombe Hotel
Country house, hotel from 1931. 1866-c1880. By Thomas Newby to
designs by Henry Clutton; for Mark Philips; early C20 range.
Brick with ashlar dressings; slate roofs with many brick
stacks with diagonal shafts and ashlar caps. Main range with
attached family range to north, with service range to west;
C20 range attached to south. Jacobean style.
East, garden, front of 2 storeys; 3-window range. Ashlar
plinth and string courses, cornice and ashlar-coped parapet
with 3 shaped gables. Central 2-storey canted bay window with
2:4:2-light double-chamfered mullioned and transomed windows,
pierced-work parapet and strapwork cresting; similar
rectangular bays to ends have 4-light transomed window;
cross-mullioned windows between bays; terrace with stone
steps; left return has projecting wing and canted bay window;
pierced parapet and pinnacles.
Family range to right, connected by terrace with pierced
parapet over Tudor arches and C20 infill block to ground
floor, of 3 storeys with attic; plainer details; two 3-storey
canted bay windows of 1:3:1 transomed lights with plain
parapets flank entrance with glazed doors with cross-mullion
windows above; two 3-light attic windows with shaped gabes;
low service range to right has blind Tudor arcading. C20 wing
of 2 storeys with attic; 4x4-window range attached to main
range by short corridor; simple details; cross-mullion windows
and end 2-storey 1:3:1-light canted bay windows with plain
parapets; attic windows of 2 or 3 lights and end shaped
Rear has similar details: 3-window range with 1:4:1-light
double transomed canted bay window with foundation stone, and
similar flanking windows 3-light transomed windows to 1st
floor; 3-bay porch to right has pilasters and parapet with
ball finials; Tudor-headed entrance with glazed doors and 2
cross-mullioned windows. Stair wing to left has 4-light window
to ground floor and 3-light windows above. Service wing to
left end has Tudor-headed entrance to right of centre and
cross-mullioned windows; iron area railings. Courtyard to
north end has segmental-headed windows.
INTERIOR: much faceted panelling with roundels and strapwork;
similar 4-panel doors. Great Hall has coffered ceiling with
pendants; large black marble fireplace with Tudor arch,
twisted columns and Philips arms; open-well staircase with
strapwork balustrade, enriched closed string and tapering
square newels; landing has Tudor-arched arcade on fluted and
strapwork columns; rich entablature and coffered ceiling;
front right room has similar details, pilasters and strapwork
to bay windows, rich scrolly pelmets and C20 bar in similar
style. 1st floor has rooms with ashlar and marble fireplaces,
some with inset polished stones or faceted panels; much
original furniture remains.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Mark Philips, 1800-73, was an important
Manchester politician, one of the 1st members of Parliament
for Manchester in 1832, who was much involved in reform and
education; he retired to his Warwickshire estate in 1847.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Warwickshire: Harmondsworth:
1966-: 467; Occasional Papers: Tyack G: The Country Houses of
Warwickshire 1800-1939: 1989-: 10, 45-7; Focus: Bearman R:
Welcombe Hotel: 1980-: 8-9).
Listing NGR: SP2086556756
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