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Hucclecote Court

A Grade II Listed Building in Hucclecote, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8561 / 51°51'22"N

Longitude: -2.1904 / 2°11'25"W

OS Eastings: 386980

OS Northings: 217520

OS Grid: SO869175

Mapcode National: GBR 1L7.R01

Mapcode Global: VH94C.ZLCY

Entry Name: Hucclecote Court

Listing Date: 10 January 1955

Last Amended: 15 December 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271689

English Heritage Legacy ID: 472237

Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL3

County: Gloucestershire

District: Gloucester

Town: Gloucester

Electoral Ward/Division: Hucclecote

Built-Up Area: Gloucester

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Hucclecote St Philip and St James

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


844-1/4/465 (South side)
10/01/55 Hucclecote Court
(Formerly Listed as:
Hucclecote Court)


Large house, in mid C20 hotel, now offices. c1775. For Sir
William Strachan, Bt, with part of cost paid by Samuel
Hayward, landowner. C20 alterations and additions, renovations
for conversion to offices c1990. Brick painted white on front
and stuccoed at rear, stone details, gabled and hipped slate
roofs, brick stacks. A central, double-depth block, front
gabled block balanced by single depth flanking wings with an
extension to the east wing.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, semi-basement, and attic over central
block; the front symmetrical, except for extension to left,
with the gabled central block projecting slightly beyond the
matching wings; a raised stone band at first-floor level on
centre and wings and on the central block a raised stone band
at attic-floor level; the gable of the central block
originally masked by a crowning cornice, now indicated by a
raised band across the gable, and a pediment now removed, the
stone-framed oculus in the former tympanum remains in the apex
of the gable; the gable remodelled in late C20 with plain
pedestals crowned by balls added at the corners; coped
parapets to the wings.
A landing to the central entrance doorway is approached by a
flight of steps with quarter landings on each side; in the
centre of the front wall of the base of the landing a
semicircular arched opening framed by the tops of flanking
pilasters and a Gibbs surround to the arch, and the arch
infilled by an iron grille, on each side of the opening a
decorative framed stone roundel; a simple wrought-iron
balustrade to steps and landing.
Entrance doorway framed in a stone doorcase with moulded
architraves and a with a moulded cornice and pediment on
consoles at each end; C20 panelled double doors; on each side
of the doorway a sash and on the first floor three shorter
sashes; in the centre of the front of each wing a sash to the
basement, a sash on the ground floor, and a shorter sash on
the first floor, all the sashes with glazing bars (3x4 panes)
in openings with projecting stone sills.
In the front of the recessed extension to the left-hand wing

on the ground floor a semicircular arched sash with Gothic
glazing bars in the upper sash frame, and on the first floor a
sash with glazing bars (3x4 panes), both in openings with
projecting stone sills.
On the rear or garden front a C20 single storey addition in
the angle to left of the projecting gabled end of the central
block; on the projection of the central block at first-floor
level a raised stone band and in the centre of its front a
single storey canted bay with parapet crowned by a moulded
cornice with blocking course; a doorway at ground-floor level
in the front of the bay, approached by a straight flight of
stone steps, has a C20 panel door and a late C18 fanlight of
elaborate gothick pattern; on each canted side of the bay
a late C19 sash with a central vertical glazing bar; on the
first floor of the central block two sashes, and on the first
floor of each wing and on the extension to the east wing
similar sash, and all with glazing bars (3x4 panes); in the
gable of the central block a pair of small C19 sashes with
central vertical glazing bars.
INTERIOR: in the central block the front entrance hall with
bracketed cornice contains elongated geometrical staircase
rising to attic with open string, stick balusters and swept
handrail; former saloon to rear of hall has C18 moulded
doorcases, six-panel doors, moulded skirting, moulded dado
rail and a marble chimney-piece with flanking pilasters carved
with drops and lintel entablature with a central block
sculpted with cupids playing with a lion in bas-relief; former
dining room on the ground floor of wing to left has an arched
alcove and panelled doors.

Listing NGR: SO8698017520

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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