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The Red House School and Flanking Walls

A Grade II Listed Building in Overbury, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.037 / 52°2'13"N

Longitude: -2.0614 / 2°3'41"W

OS Eastings: 395882

OS Northings: 237619

OS Grid: SO958376

Mapcode National: GBR 2KM.7N3

Mapcode Global: VHB14.7219

Entry Name: The Red House School and Flanking Walls

Listing Date: 30 July 1959

Last Amended: 2 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1296661

English Heritage Legacy ID: 148582

Location: Overbury, Wychavon, Worcestershire, GL20

County: Worcestershire

District: Wychavon

Civil Parish: Overbury

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Overbury with Teddington, Alstone and Little Washbourne with Beckford and Ashton-under-Hill

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Listing Text

SO 9437 - 9537
9/129 21/3 The Red House School
and flanking walls
30-7-59 (formerly listed as
Red House)
- I

Shown on the OS map as The Red House.
House, now private school and flanking walls. Mid-C18, altered and extended
1901 and 1910 by Ernest Newton for Richard Biddulph Martin. Red brick with
limestone ashlar dressings and base; plain tiled hipped roofs behind parapets
and with brick end stacks. Three storeys and cellar, ashlar band at first
floor level and moulded cornice beneath parapet. Three bays with rusticated
end quoins. Windows all have stone architraves; outer bays have Venetian
windows on all floors with four consoles beneath jambs, moulded keyblocks
and 12-pane central sashes with traceried upper glazing bars and 8-pane outer
sashes. Windows in central bay have two consoles beneath jambs, moulded cor-
nices and 12-pane sashes. Central entrance has a pediment and entablature
on simple engaged columns, a half-glazed door and a transom light with three
glazing bars. It is reached by two flights of four steps with cast iron rail-
ings which have a scrolled frieze at the base and the two central standards
have small ball finials. Large two-storey wing adjoins to rear right by Newton
using similar materials and details. Flanking walls probably also by Newton.
Brick on tall ashlar base with ashlar coping. Both walls are about 12 feet
high and five yards long and set back slightly from the front elevation. At
the centre of each wall is a gateway with a plain stone architrave and broad
lintel and a timber gate with a decorative openwork "Chinese Chippendale"
upper panel [cf main staircase balustrade on second floor of Northlands House
(qv) and Sunny Bank Cottage (qv)]. (Newton, W G: The Life and Works of Ernest
Newton, London, 1925; BoE, p 233).

Listing NGR: SO9588237619

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