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Stratford Upon Avon Grammar School for Girls

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.1899 / 52°11'23"N

Longitude: -1.7248 / 1°43'29"W

OS Eastings: 418911

OS Northings: 254663

OS Grid: SP189546

Mapcode National: GBR 4LS.NRK

Mapcode Global: VHBY0.2712

Entry Name: Stratford Upon Avon Grammar School for Girls

Listing Date: 25 October 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187858

English Heritage Legacy ID: 366412

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37

County: Warwickshire

District: Stratford-on-Avon

Civil Parish: Stratford-upon-Avon

Built-Up Area: Stratford-upon-Avon

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Shottery St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Listing Text


SP1854 SHOTTERY, Shottery
604-1/5/315 (East side)
25/10/51 Stratford-Upon-Avon Grammar School
for Girls


Formerly known as: Manor House Farmhouse Shottery.
Shewn on OS map as Shottery Manor.
Manor house, now school. Probably originally a farm building,
the property of Evesham Abbey (mentioned in document of 1402);
converted to house in C15, windows of late C17; altered and
part demolished in mid to late C18; early to mid C20
additions. Coursed squared stone with ashlar dressings;
renewed tile roof with rebuilt brick stack to front of ridge
and other brick stacks. Half-H plan and single storey south
2 storeys; 10-window range, but some windows blocked. Central
entrance has brick 4-centred moulded arch with dripstone and
old battened door. Windows have lintels with keys over wooden
cross-casements with leaded glazing; ground floor has 3
windows to left of entrance and brick-blocked window to left
end; 2 canted bay windows to right of entrance, with hipped
roofs and 1:3:1-light transomed and leaded windows below
lintels to original windows, 2 such lintels over entrance; 1st
floor has 5 glazed and 5 blocked windows, one brick-blocked;
C18 gabled dormer to right half. Rainwater head with Harewell
arms; attached convex walls to ends. Timber-framed gable to
left return; 1st floor has 5-light ovolo mullioned and
transomed window. Rear has later 2-storey projection with
parapet and balcony on timber posts between re-entrant blocks,
one a porch.
Wing to left is brick with timber-framed 1st floor; large
external end stack and return Tudor-headed entrance with heavy
frame and plank door. Wing to right has cross wing enclosing
balcony and stair to inner return; stone with brick 1st floor.
INTERIOR: exposed original rear wall; hall and entrance lobby
have C17 panelling with top fluted panels, chamfered beams and
plasterwork motifs to ceiling, fireplace with hollow-chamfered
bressumer and plaster overmantel with 3 panels, inverted rose
sprigs flanking Harewell arms; room to left has C17 panelling
and chamfered beams, and bressumer to brick fireplace; room to
right has C18 fireplace and round-headed cupboard; stair has
square turned balusters and newels; window to landing has
armorial glass, some panelling to end; left end has good C15
three-bay hammerbeam roof, originally longer, 3 trusses with
arch-braced hammer beams with arch-braced collars, moulded
members, double purlins with window braces; large brick
chimney breast, stepped in to top, with C20 ashlar
Tudor-arched fireplace and cornice.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the manor was owned by Evesham Abbey until
some time in the C14 and was the property of the Harewell
family 1402-c1746, and of the Flower family of Stratford from
(VCH (offprint): Styles P: The Borough of Stratford-upon-Avon
and the Parish of Alveston: London: 1946-: 17; Buildings of
England: Pevsner N: Warwickshire: Harmondsworth: 1966-: 397;
Belton J J: Shottery the Mother of Stratford; reprint from
Scene: 1950-: 524-5).

Listing NGR: SP1891154663

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