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The Old Castle

A Grade II* Listed Building in Studley, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.2727 / 52°16'21"N

Longitude: -1.8821 / 1°52'55"W

OS Eastings: 408139

OS Northings: 263842

OS Grid: SP081638

Mapcode National: GBR 3J8.JZ5

Mapcode Global: VHB02.B4CL

Plus Code: 9C4W74F9+34

Entry Name: The Old Castle

Listing Date: 1 February 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1185815

English Heritage Legacy ID: 305558

Location: Studley, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, B80

County: Warwickshire

District: Stratford-on-Avon

Civil Parish: Studley

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Studley with Mappleborough Green

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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SP06SE (North side)
4/210 The Old Castle
01/02/67 (Formerly listed as Castle


House, now house and flats. Early C16 and C17 with C19 alterations and
additions. Timber framed; close studding and ornamental panelling with brick
infill, partly underbuilt in brick. Refacing and additions of C19 brick. Tile
roof; brick stacks. Complex L-plan with wing to rear. 2 storeys; 6-window range.
3 equal shallow cross wings, with ground floor built out between. Some exposed
framing to first floor of left section and first gable. Central cross wing has
diagonal buttresses. Entrance on left has 6-panelled door with rendered hood
mould. C19 casements, some with rendered hood moulds Central wing has large
full-width casement on ground floor. Window on right under brick segmental arch.
First floor has gabled half dormers between cross wings. C16 ridge stack on left
has 4 square shafts with V-pilasters. C19 ridge stack on right. Left return side
has jettied first floor and 3 equal gables. Close studding, with some ornamental
panelling to first floor gables. Ground floor has small amount of painted sham
framing. Central C19 casement. First floor has partially blocked old window with
C20 casement inserted on left, old 3-light lead-latticed casement in centre, and
blocked old 4-light window on right. Right Return side has 2 large gables gables
with ornamental brickwork. C19 casements. Altered doorways. Two C19 stacks of 6
square shafts. To rear; Wing on left, largely of C19 brick, but with some
fragment of exposed framing. Irregular late C20 fenestration. Within it a
formerly external stack of brick with lias quoins and two C16/early C17 square
rick shafts with V-pilasters. Main range, mostly, underbuilt, has 4 gables. On
left jettied section with brackets, Jowled posts and gable jettied on brackets.
6-paneiled door and adjacent casement. Narrow section with minor gable. Wide
range with fowled posts and large gable with heavy tie beam, herringbone framing
and blocked attic window. End section has minor central gable. C20 plank door.
Irregular fenestration. Interior partially inspected: Exposed framing. Moulded
beams and joists. Late C18/C19 Gothick staircase with traceried balustrade and
scroll string, VCH records some late C16 panelling with contemporary frieze and
scroll ornament, and staircase with flat balusters. Forms part of a group with
Church of St. Mary (q.v.). Built on the partially-moated site of the medieval
Studley Castle.
(V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol. III, p.178; Buildings of England: Warwickshire,

Listing NGR: SP0813963842

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