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Kinnersley Castle

A Grade II* Listed Building in Kinnersley, Hereford, County of Herefordshire

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Latitude: 52.141 / 52°8'27"N

Longitude: -2.9569 / 2°57'24"W

OS Eastings: 334610

OS Northings: 249616

OS Grid: SO346496

Mapcode National: GBR F8.775W

Mapcode Global: VH77P.PGN2

Plus Code: 9C4V42RV+96

Entry Name: Kinnersley Castle

Listing Date: 20 February 1953

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1081683

English Heritage Legacy ID: 150419

Location: Kinnersley, County of Herefordshire, HR3

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Kinnersley

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Kinnersley

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

SO 34 NW
3/50 Kinnersley Castle
House. Late C16 to early C17 with C18, mid-C19 and later alterations.
Sandstone rubble and brick with sandstone dressings. Stone slate hipped
roofs and brick stacks. L-plan with arms towards east and south and
extension to west. Cellar and three storeys with five-storey tower.
North elevation has 1:1:1 4-light windows with mullions and transoms
beneath three crow-stepped gables. Windows of top storey have one transom,
the rest two transoms. The central and right-hand gables are linked above
their eaves by brickwork. Dark brick diapered patterns to gables. Moulded
sandstone strings between storeys. Large stone pilaster to left corner and
sandstone quoins to right corner. Five attached diagonal brick chimney shafts.
Entry via mid-C19 embattled porch with oak strapwork to glazed double-leaved
early C19 doors with linenfold lower panels. Attached to right is brick
extension, possibly C18 with dormers and quatrefoil opening near junction
with main range. South elevation presents a series of receding planes from
left to right. Mullioned windows, stepped gable to left and embattled tower
to centre. Attached to left is brick addition with three stone quatrefoils
to first floor, brick plat band and later porch on three segmental arches to
left. West elevation has four brick diapered gables linked by brickwork.
Interior has entrance hall with early C17 oak panelling having narrow semi-
circular headed arches forming a frieze to top panels. Five-flight closed well
newel staircase has turned C17 oak balusters. At the top of the well is a table
supported by similar balusters. Several rooms with elaborate C17 plastered
ceilings, oak panelling and chimney-pieces, one with oak motifs. Mid-C18
fireplace, pedimented doorways and panelling in north-west ground floor-room.
Roof has massive collar trusses with three pegs to each major joint. (BoE,
p 212; RCHM, Vol III, p 98-90.

Listing NGR: SO3460549612

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

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