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Latitude: 52.0959 / 52°5'45"N
Longitude: -1.8754 / 1°52'31"W
OS Eastings: 408630
OS Northings: 244176
OS Grid: SP086441
Mapcode National: GBR 3LF.DPV
Mapcode Global: VHB0V.FLW5
Entry Name: Bretforton Grange
Listing Date: 30 July 1959
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1081603
English Heritage Legacy ID: 148623
Location: Bretforton, Wychavon, Worcestershire, WR11
Civil Parish: Bretforton
Built-Up Area: Bretforton
Traditional County: Worcestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire
Church of England Parish: Bretforton
Church of England Diocese: Worcester
BRETFORTON CP -
SP 0844 - SP 0944
13/21 Bretforton Grange
Shown on OS map as Grange Farm.
Monastic grange, now house. Early C14, remodelled and extended 1635,
with some late C20 alterations. Coursed lias rubble with ashlar dressings,
Cotswold stone and tile roof. C14 range aligned north/south, subsidiary
(service) range extending west from southern corner has stacks at both ends;
C17 wing projects to south from latter range with central stack. East front:
C14 range to right of two storeys with gable-lit attic, stone coped verges
and stepped buttresses. External staircase of C20 to right-hand side; to
left; two 3-light C17 stone mullioned windows. C17 wing set back to left
with stair turret in angle, two storeys high, 2-light window to first floor;
entrance to right has a C20 stone gabled porch. To left-hand corner an
entrance (now window) with triangular head, and a square label, the stops
of which bear the inscription "WC 1635". Interior: C17 staircase with massive
turned balusters and moulded handrail. Roof of C14 range is of common rafter
construction, each couple having an arch-braced collar and vertical ashlar
pieces. Ground floor of this range is an early C14 undercroft divided into
four bays by simple chamfered ribs. (Bond, C J: "The Estates of Evesham Abbey:
a preliminary survey of their medieval topography", Vale of Evesham Historical
Society Research Papers, Vol 4, 1973, pp 10-11; VCH, 2, pp 359-360; BoE, p 100).
Listing NGR: SP0863044176
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