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Latitude: 52.2094 / 52°12'33"N
Longitude: -1.6606 / 1°39'38"W
OS Eastings: 423289
OS Northings: 256853
OS Grid: SP232568
Mapcode National: GBR 5N0.F0C
Mapcode Global: VHBXV.5QGM
Entry Name: Alveston House
Listing Date: 25 October 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1187754
English Heritage Legacy ID: 366128
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37
Civil Parish: Stratford-upon-Avon
Built-Up Area: Stratford-upon-Avon
Traditional County: Warwickshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire
Church of England Parish: Alveston St James
Church of England Diocese: Coventry
604-1/2/267 Alveston House
Small country house. 1689 with C18 alterations. Brick with
blue headers and ashlar dressings; hipped tile roof with 2
brick cross-axial stacks and stack to valley. Double-depth
plan. Restoration style.
2 storeys with attic and basement; symmetrical 5-bay range.
Ashlar-coped plinth, platt band over ground floor and quoins;
top modillioned timber cornice. c1750 entrance has Doric porch
with triglyph frieze with flowers to metopes and guttae;
enriched soffit; overlight with decorative glazing bars to
4-panel door. Windows have moulded sills, and rubbed brick
flat arches with keys over 18-pane sashes with wide frames;
basement has 2-light single-chamfered windows with flat-faced
mullions, blocked; attic has 2 flat-roofed dormers with
cornices and 2-light casements. Lantern to angle.
7-bay right return, garden front: 3-bay pedimented centre with
2-bay windows. Entrance has doorcase with architrave, frieze
and cornice, panelled pilasters and deep bracketed open
pediment. Windows have 12-pane sashes, the central 1st-floor
window with rusticated brick jambs and similar flat arch,
ashlar key with rosette: 4 dormers. Pediment has armorial
crest. Rear similar to front; barred basement windows and
rainwater head with mask. Left return has several blocked
windows and sashed stair window over C20 single-storey
additions replacing C19 service range.
INTERIOR: rooms have cornices and stone fireplaces; entrance
hall has 2 fluted pilasters; C20 stair replacing one of
unknown date with iron balusters; front room with cast-iron
Adam-style fireplace with figures and foliage ?late C19; room
to left with dado panelling and triglyph frieze; room to
right, divided, has cornice with egg-and-dart moulding; 1st
floor has rear room with fielded-panelled dado; attic has
exposed collar trusses with curved principals; cellars have
flag floors with drainage channels, some chamfered beams and 2
vaulted chambers, one a wine cellar; water pump.
A good example of a small Restoration country house set
between the old church of St James (qv) and the River Avon.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Warwickshire: London: 1966-:
Listing NGR: SP2328956853
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