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Episcopal Palace, Including Gatehouse and Attached Ranges and Wall

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0536 / 52°3'13"N

Longitude: -2.7165 / 2°42'59"W

OS Eastings: 350963

OS Northings: 239712

OS Grid: SO509397

Mapcode National: GBR FL.DSXF

Mapcode Global: VH85N.VNR2

Entry Name: Episcopal Palace, Including Gatehouse and Attached Ranges and Wall

Listing Date: 10 June 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206091

English Heritage Legacy ID: 372290

Location: Hereford, County of Herefordshire, HR4

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Hereford

Built-Up Area: Hereford

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

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Listing Text


HEREFORD

SO5039NE CATHEDRAL CLOSE
683-1/2/113 (South side)
10/06/52 Episcopal Palace, including
gatehouse and attached ranges and
wall
(Formerly Listed as:
CATHEDRAL CLOSE
Episcopal Palace (including
Gate-house, Chapel and Wall along
Gwynne Street))
(Formerly Listed as:
CATHEDRAL CLOSE
Boundary wall at Episcopal Palace)

GV II*

Episcopal palace, gatehouse, attached range (Chauffeur's,
Gardener's and North Lodging Cottages), former stables, chapel
and boundary wall to Gwynne Street. C12-C17 with C18 and C19
alterations including chapel of 1798 and stable block of 1841
by Philip Hardwick.
MATERIALS: brick, with some ashlar and timber-framing; various
slate roofs, and brick and ashlar chimneys.
EXTERIOR: main front: 2 storeys; 5-window range: 9/9 sashes
under gauged brick flat arches. C20 glazed door, to left, with
C19 ornamental overlight, under simple porch; to left, 1, to
right 3, 9/9 sashes under gauged brick flat arches, and stone
band. Encases late C12 aisled hall, probably originally of 5
bays, with largely original roof.
Brick service range, to north, is now cottages, with link
block to main range which was refronted by Hardwick and is now
Diocesan offices. Gatehouse with C17 timber-framing over
4-centred arches. Former stables to west, now dwelling,
storage and garages. Coursed stone with plain-tile roof with
decorative ridge and louvres, recessed centre and 2 projecting
gables facing main range. Gables have twin ogee lights with
stone moulded architrave windows. Central section has
4-centred arch with heraldic shields above.
Boundary wall to Gwynne Street extends for approx. 50m to
south-west and south; coursed rubble.
INTERIOR: C19 dogleg staircase with turned balusters.
Attic: C12 roof with arch bracing, traces of painting; foliate
capitals. 1st floor: plasterwork ceiling with panelled
beam-cases; panelled shutters; C19 fireplaces; 6-panel doors
with architraves; cornices.
Ground floor: 6- and 8-panel doors; C18 and C19 fireplaces;
shutters; cornices; 3-panel doors; pelmets; panelled reveals;
skirting; stained-glass overlight; shutters.
Chapel with plasterwork ceiling, fluted Corinthian pilasters.
Hall: ornate plasterwork ceiling; fluted pilasters (hiding
Norman pillars), "Norman" and "Tudor" doorways; fireplace;
polychrome floor; panelled reveals and shutters.
Archive Room: C19 winder stair with stick balusters; 1st floor
(over entrance arch): C19 fireplace; 2 and 4-panel doors;
exposed C17 or earlier timber-framing with arched windbraces
with architraves; jowled posts.
Chauffeur's Cottage and North Lodging Cottage: 1st floor:
wide, straight staircase; 2-panel doors; exposed C17 or
earlier square-panel framing; C18 fireplace; panelling door;
chamfered stone fireplace with oak lintel; massive stack; 6-
and 4-panel doors; two 4-centred arches.
Ground floor: heavily moulded ceiling beams; moulded plank
door; plank doors; fireplace with chamfered oak lintel
(probable former oven); masonry; exposed framing; half-glazed
door; panelling door.
Gardener's Cottage: 1st floor: straight staircase in 2
flights; 4-panel doors; plank door; chamfered ceiling beams;
chamfered doorway with worked lintel; architraves to doors and
windows; 2-panel door; plank door; exposed framing. Ground
floor: chamfered ceiling beam; plank and panel doors; exposed
framing.
Boundary wall listed on 22.10.73.
(Ralegh-Radford CA et al: Mediaeval Archeology: 1973-: 78; ).


Listing NGR: SO5096039703

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