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Spring Hill House

A Grade II Listed Building in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 52.0041 / 52°0'14"N

Longitude: -1.816 / 1°48'57"W

OS Eastings: 412727

OS Northings: 233982

OS Grid: SP127339

Mapcode National: GBR 4NZ.9PJ

Mapcode Global: VHB18.GWTH

Entry Name: Spring Hill House

Listing Date: 8 June 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1152405

English Heritage Legacy ID: 126273

Location: Chipping Campden, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL56

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold

Civil Parish: Chipping Campden

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Broadway

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Listing Text


Spring Hill House
SP 13 SW 5/239


Circa 1757 for John Bulkeley-Coventry-Bulkeley; 1763 Capability Brown employed
(for park presumably, although the house has been attributed to him by Dorothy Stroud)
Bought 1830 by General Lygon who added wings and porch and laid out estate to
resemble the field of Waterloo. Remodelled late C19 in "Wren-naissance" style.
Now a large courtyard plan country house with domestic range to east and stable
range to west linked across north side by a coach house with cupola. The front
terrace is an enormous rockery-cum-grotto (qv).
Garden front: Symmetrical 2 storey composition on a terrace. Ashlar with hipped
slate roofs (stone tile to rear and courtyard wings). Central 5 bay section with
central pedimented break over half oval portico and 2 bay set backs to sides with
pedimented end bays in slight breaks. Band over ground floor. Sash windows with
keystones and shutters; glazing bars to first floor only. Tripartite central
first floor window with bracket cornice. Tuscan portico, with balustraded parapet,
half-glazed doors and sidelights. Projecting single storey bays in angles of see
back wings, also with balustraded parapets. Side wings have mullion and transom
windows, 3 light to end bays and projecting bays.
North front: 1½ storeys rubble, balanced composition with central coach house with
cupola, and stables to left and domestic quarters to right. Three bay taller
central pavilion with 3 large archways, centre to courtyard, flanking coach houses;
central gabled half-dormer; modillion eaves cornice; hipped roof. Left part has
wooden mullion windows and leaded glazing; right part has glazing bar sashes.
East (stable) return has wood mullion windows and retains loose boxes. West
(domestic) return has ½ dormers and evidence of earlier C18 structure (probably a
farmhouse converted to present use when big house constructed and remodelled again
in late C19).
Sources: P Miller "Chipping Campden".
D Stroud "Capability Brown" (she attributes the house to Brown, for
Lord Coventry).

Listing NGR: SP1272733982

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