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Chateau Impney Hotel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Dodderhill, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.2738 / 52°16'25"N

Longitude: -2.1324 / 2°7'56"W

OS Eastings: 391064

OS Northings: 263969

OS Grid: SO910639

Mapcode National: GBR 1F9.FQ3

Mapcode Global: VH92H.031Q

Plus Code: 9C4V7VF9+G3

Entry Name: Chateau Impney Hotel

Listing Date: 26 June 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1288244

English Heritage Legacy ID: 400134

Location: Dodderhill, Wychavon, Worcestershire, WR9

County: Worcestershire

Civil Parish: Dodderhill

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Droitwich Spa

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Listing Text

SO 96 SW

Château Impney Hotel

Country house, now hotel. 1869-1875 with late C20 alterations. By Auguste Tronquois of Paris, executed by Richard Phené Spiers, for John Corbett. Brick with ashlar dressings, mansard slate roof. French Renaissance style. Garden (south-west) front: two storeys on basement, two attic storeys, Symmetrical, with extra range of windows to left; ten windows arranged 1:3:3:3; the windows to left and right of main part in full-height 3-window angled bays, all windows 2-light plate glass French casements under segmental and rubbed brick heads with keystones, stone balconies to central window and to front of bays, ornate cast iron railings to others; central windows of bays are tripartite flanked by stone quoin pilasters; central window has rusticated effect to jambs produced by alternate bands of stone and brick. Ground floor windows as above, with the rusticated effect to all save the two central windows of the bays which have rusticated fluted pilasters; the five central windows open onto the terrace (qv); basement rusticated.
Attics: lower level has ten dormer windows all in surrounds bearing a profusion of classical detail used in a quasi-Gothic style; urns and cast iron railings to parapet balcony, date stones over central windows of all the angled bays; "1875"; upper level: seven windows with wooden surrounds, round heads; further shaped vents above into the roof space of the hipped cross-roofs.

Interior: mostly destroyed, but at south-east end (entrance front) a well staircase off hall with stained glass windows. An interesting example of a house erected by a self-made Victorian industrialist. The French Château style was short lived and rare outside
London. Original plans hang in the hotel.

(M Girouard 1979, The Victorian Country House: Revised and Enlarged Edition, New Haven, pp 295-296, pl XXV); BoE pp 137-138).

Listing NGR: SO9106463969

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

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