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Wanswell Court Farmhouse

A Grade I Listed Building in Hamfallow, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7073 / 51°42'26"N

Longitude: -2.4491 / 2°26'56"W

OS Eastings: 369063

OS Northings: 201049

OS Grid: SO690010

Mapcode National: GBR JX.3QN2

Mapcode Global: VH87K.HCM0

Entry Name: Wanswell Court Farmhouse

Listing Date: 21 October 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1237928

English Heritage Legacy ID: 415276

Location: Hamfallow, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL13

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud

Civil Parish: Hamfallow

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Berkeley St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Large detached house/farmhouse. Core a hall house of c1450-60,
with additions to north east of early C16 and to west of early C17.
Core partly rubble stone, partly coursed and dressed stone, C17
wing faced in roughcast with long and short flush quoins.
Cotswold stone slate roof except for range to north of hall which
has a slate roof, scattered stone stacks. Original range has
small projecting gable to left with canted bay window on ground
floor, double chamfered pointed stone archway with studded plank
and batten door with decorative strap hinges, two 2-light stone
mullion and transom windows, one with trefoil heads, the other
lower and with cinquefoil heads, and large lateral stack between.
Canted bay marks small panelled room, rest forms the open hall, 25'
x 22' with 3 bay collar and tie beam roof and 3 tiers of wind
bracing. West end has arched entrance to former screens passage,
and to right 4-centred stone arch to stone spiral stair.
Cinquefoiled window at east end marks high table end and has
staggered stone window seat and embattled wall plate on wall behind
possibly indicating presence of former gallery above the parlour in
bay behind this wall. Parlour has 4-light cinquefoil-head stone
mullion window with king mullion and moulded stone square
hoodmould. Window projects slightly and in depth of wall to
either side are 2 squint holes. Moulded beams in parlour. Room
to north east has crossing elaborately moulded beams and original
stone fireplace. C17 wing has 2 cross gables to west, all gables
coped and with stone finials. 2 windows, 4-light ovolo moulded
wood mullion and transom windows, leaded, on ground and first
floor, and 2 or 3-light wood mullions in attic, all with flush
quoins. Additional 2-light window in centre lighting wood newel
stair within. 2 small C20 lean-tos on west wall at ground floor
level; both with stone slate roofs. Porch originally stood in
front of main entrance to hall, removed but possibly not originally
part of hall as hoodmould to adjacent window was partially removed
to accommodate porch wall. (David Very, Buildings of England -
Gloucestershire: The Vale and the Forest of Dean, 1980).

Listing NGR: SO6906301049

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