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Dunsmore House

A Grade II Listed Building in Clifton upon Dunsmore, Warwickshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3828 / 52°22'58"N

Longitude: -1.1994 / 1°11'57"W

OS Eastings: 454587

OS Northings: 276390

OS Grid: SP545763

Mapcode National: GBR 8QG.PKL

Mapcode Global: VHCTS.5C8N

Plus Code: 9C4W9RM2+46

Entry Name: Dunsmore House

Listing Date: 6 August 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1233704

English Heritage Legacy ID: 409214

Location: Clifton upon Dunsmore, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23

County: Warwickshire

Civil Parish: Clifton upon Dunsmore

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Clifton-upon-Dunsmore and Newton

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Description

The following Buildings shall be added:-

CLIFTON UPON DUNSMORE
LILBOURNE ROAD
SP 57 NW
8/10006 Dunsmore House
- II
Large house now nursing home. Dated 1881. For Sir Joseph Muntz.
Snecked rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings; red tile roof. 2
storeys and attic. Elongated range with principal rooms at east end
and then an axial corridor with rooms off each side; service courtyard
at west end enclosed by 1-storey buildings. Tudor-Gothic Revival style
with various carved details. Quoins, plinth; continuous hoodmould and
string course between floors, moulded eaves. Mullioned and transomed
windows; moulded kneelers to roll-moulded gable copings with finials;
multiple-flue stacks with truncated octagonal shafts. Entrance front:
buttressed 1-storey porch with Tudor-arched door and small window to
right; parapet. To right is a large 6-light stair-window with shields
and carved vine-trail on mid-height panels which step up to left;
traceried transom lights; moulded architrave. Above is a broad gable
with transomed 3-light window whilst above porch is a traceried 2-
light window and a gabled full dormer with apron shields to 3 light
window. To left of porch a cusped 4-light window set beneath heraldic
plaque with date and hoodmould with lozenge stops. Left corner has
diagonal 2-storey bay window of 3 x 1 lights. To right of main
staircase window is a 5-bay recess with irregular fenestration
including the secondary staircase window; 2 full dormers; gabled
projection on right. Garden front: approx 7 bays; gabled projections
to bays 1 and 4 and another to bay 7 having 2-storey, 5 x 1 light bay
window with shields on parapet. Left return: 1-storey curved bay
window on left of projecting stack; another stack to right is flanked
by diagonal bay windows (as seen from front). Right return: bastions
flank a segmental archway with continuous hoodmould and finial under
gablet; service courtyard within. Interior: impressive stair-hall
with oak dado panelling, pilasters and Gothic style staircase;
panelled ceiling. 3-bay wooden colonnade on landing now infilled;
pierced coving. Fielded 6-panel doors with architraves and pediments.
Sitting room in same style: the diagonal bay windows flank a heavily-
carved wooden fireplace in C17 style.


Listing NGR: SP5458776390

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