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Poston House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Vowchurch, Herefordshire,

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.036 / 52°2'9"N

Longitude: -2.9346 / 2°56'4"W

OS Eastings: 335985

OS Northings: 237924

OS Grid: SO359379

Mapcode National: GBR F9.FST5

Mapcode Global: VH789.23Y0

Entry Name: Poston House

Listing Date: 12 November 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1225155

English Heritage Legacy ID: 421412

Location: Vowchurch, County of Herefordshire, HR2

County: Herefordshire,

Civil Parish: Vowchurch

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Vowchurch

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

SO 33 NE VOWCHURCH CP

3/144 Poston House
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- II*

Casino, now dwelling. Probably c1765 with c1882 alterations and extensions.
By Sir William Chambers for Sir Edward Boughton. Finely coursed rubble, sandstone
dressings, brick and stucco, slate roof, rectangular roof light to central hall,
stacks to each side and to right of centre. Rotunda with north-facing tetrastyle
Tuscan portico with c1890 wings attached to east and west. North facade: columns
of portico are stuccoed brick, pediment is wooden with alternating dentils along
its three sides. Six-panelled C18 door with enriched wrought-iron frieze above.
The late C19 wings have 2 storeys, they are gabled to outer ends with paired sashes
under segmental heads with hammer-dressed keystones. The rear elevation is 7 windows
wide and dominated by the central rotunda with a 12-pane sash to centre and one
8-pane sash to each side. Interior: entrance lobby has C19 dog-leg pine staircase
with gallery to rear; the cellar contains a game-larder with iron racks and a passage-
way around the foot of the rotunda. The inside of the rotunda is entered through an
appropriately curved door, to the right is a late C18 wooden chimney piece with a
panel in the wall above; to either side of the entrance door is a plain niche with
enriched border; opposite the chimney piece is a 4-light display cupboard also with
a panel above. The dome is plain and shallow above a thin frieze. Lewis Carroll's
brother, who was a vicar of Vowchurch, had a daughter who married into the family
then living at Poston House. (Colvin).


Listing NGR: SO3598537924

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