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Walls, Gates, Gate Piers and Pavilions Surrounding the Forecourt South-East of Hanbury Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Hanbury, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.2714 / 52°16'17"N

Longitude: -2.0825 / 2°4'56"W

OS Eastings: 394469

OS Northings: 263701

OS Grid: SO944637

Mapcode National: GBR 2GP.GBW

Mapcode Global: VH92H.V5FK

Entry Name: Walls, Gates, Gate Piers and Pavilions Surrounding the Forecourt South-East of Hanbury Hall

Listing Date: 4 September 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1081233

English Heritage Legacy ID: 147797

Location: Hanbury, Wychavon, Worcestershire, WR9

County: Worcestershire

District: Wychavon

Civil Parish: Hanbury

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Hanbury

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Listing Text

SO 96 SW
3/121 Walls, gates, gate piers
and pavilions surrounding
the forecourt south-east
of Hanbury Hall
Walls, gates, gate piers and pavilions. Mid-C19. Red brick with ashlar dress-
ings. Walls enclose space of approximately 800 square yards and are about two
feet high on a two-foot high plinth and have moulded copings; they are interrupted
every three yards by square piers with moulded bases, cornices and pyramidal
cappings; the letter "S" and cloverleaves are carved at the centre of the cornices;
the side walls have semi-circular central sections built entirely of ashlar; the
original ironwork trellis that ran between the piers has been removed. Main gates
are set back from the forecourt and have square piers with pyramidal capping and
ball finials; central ornate cast iron gates are copies of the original ones and
have flanking archways with angled heads and keyblocks carved with the letter
"V"; similar archways are set at the centre of the semi-circular section of the
side walls and adjoining the house. Gadrooned urns on square brick plinths are
linked to the main walls by two stone steps which lead onto the path to the two
outer corner pavilions. The pavilions are of square plan, have a modillion
eaves cornice and complex roofline, the lower part being pyramidal and fishscale-
tiled, the upper part raised on a square base decorated with the Vernon wheat-
sheaves and have a lead ogee dome with ball finial. The walls facing the court-
yard are open with angled archways; the outer walls have oval stained glass
windows in moulded octagonal surrounds, the inner face of these walls is
decorated with glazed ceramic tiles. This layout replaces the former double
forecourt arrangement which was removed in the late C18; however it is of
sympathetic scale, proportion and detail making a valuable contribution towards
the setting of the house within its landscaped park. (VCH 3 (ii), p 372-3;
Country Life xxxix, p 502; cxLiii, p 18, 16; Garden X, p 368; Hanbury Hall,
The National Trust Official Guide, 1981, pp 6 and 30).

Listing NGR: SO9446963701

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