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Wick Court

A Grade I Listed Building in Wick and Abson, South Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.4522 / 51°27'7"N

Longitude: -2.4323 / 2°25'56"W

OS Eastings: 370056

OS Northings: 172665

OS Grid: ST700726

Mapcode National: GBR JY.MNW8

Mapcode Global: VH88Q.SRHM

Plus Code: 9C3VFH29+V3

Entry Name: Wick Court

Listing Date: 17 September 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1216153

English Heritage Legacy ID: 401475

Location: Wick and Abson, South Gloucestershire, BS30

County: South Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Wick and Abson

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Wick

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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8/387 Wick Court
G.V. I

House. Probably built by Thomas Haynes, a Bristol merchant, c. 1665, appears to
be of one build, few later alterations. Limestone rubble, rendered, double Roman
tiled roof with a stone ridge and gable stacks. U-plan, symmetrical front.
South east front of 2½ storeys and 7 windows, all stone cross windows with ovolo-
moulded mullions and transoms and leaded lights; central 2-storey gabled porch
supported on Doric columns on plinths, double door in moulded wooden doorcase with
very shallow depressed 4-centred arch and sunken spandrels, attached column to
each side with composite capital and above the capital a lozenge; first floor of
porch has 3-light mullioned window with semicircular head to central light, porch
probably timber framed and has 3 wooden ball finials. Ground floor and first
floor each have 6 windows, 3 large gables each have similar window with hood
mould, and oval keyed bull's eye above with dripstone, ball finial; continuous
moulded string course above ground and first floor windows. Attached to right,
single storey addition incorporating part of north west range of garden wall
(q.v.) with C20 door and window. Right return has single storey addition; first
floor has similar cross window to left and right with continuous moulded string
course above, returned from front, 2nd floor has 2-light ovolo-moulded casement
with hood mould to left and right, 2-span roof with stack to each gable. Left
return has one cross window to left and 2 to right, 2nd from right a replacement
and repair work to left, 2nd from left a C20 glazed door, string course returned;
first floor as at right return, 2nd floor as at right return with dripstones
instead of hood moulds, 2-span roof with gable stacks. Rear has 2 identical
projecting wings to right and left, each have cross window at ground, first and
2nd floor, with string courses returned, 2nd floor windows have hood mould, keyed
oval bull's eye above with dripstone, ball finial, 6 original lead rainwater heads
with leaf shapes beneath, one with initials WC. C20 cellar window to right.
Central single storey block between wings has stone doorway with segmental moulding
over, pilasters, ovolo-moulded side-lights and 2-light casement with ovolo
mullions (C20 replica) to right; parapet wall with pilasters and cornice. Above,
4 cross windows lighting stair to right and left, all with dripstones except top
left with hood mould, 2 small single lights at first and 2nd floor left, keyed
oval bull's eye in gable above with ball finial. Inner side of wing to right has
gable rising to ridge height with large keyed oval window with shutter, ball
finial; inner side of wing to left has cross window with dripstone at first
floor, only half of similar oval window above remaining, no stone surround, gable
and ball finial, gables have raised coped verges. Rear door has 4 splayed steps
with low wall ramped down to terminal square pier about one metre high with hipped
top and panel to front and sides. Interior: windows have iron casements with
variety of elaborate catches. Hall has panelling and moulded cornice, cupboard
next to fireplace with remains of oven and small recess. Entry hall has scroll
moulded beam with moulded soffit and flat and bar stops, carved corbels at top of
posts largely concealed by panelling; cellar door below stair with 9 bolection-
moulded panels; exceptionally fine open-well stair with carved splat balusters
with Ionic capitals, elaborately moulded string and handrail, square newel posts
with sunken moulded panels on 2 sides, very elaborate finials and pendants, all
different, risers also panelled, stair continuous to attic floor. Parlour to
left has bolection moulded panelling, scroll-moulded beam and cornice. Kitchen
to rear right has scroll-moulded beam with flat and bar stops, moulded wooden
fireplace surround, mantelshelf (lowered) supported by 3 carved lozenges; large
space cupboard in south east wall and narrow cupboard next to fireplace bolection-
moulded; later cupboard with ventilation panel at top contains rare contemporary
dog-wheel for turning spit. First floor has great chamber to right, entry chamber
with unusually fine carved door, 2 panels surrounded by chip carving, upper panel
with circle, lower one with archway with reeded pilasters and Ionic capitals.
Attic and roof not inspected, for further details, see sources. (Sources:
Verey, D. : Buildings of England Gloucestershire : The Vale and The Forest of
Dean. 1970. Hall, L. : unpublished survey, NMR).

Listing NGR: ST7005672665

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