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Ashwicke Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Marshfield, South Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.4443 / 51°26'39"N

Longitude: -2.3014 / 2°18'5"W

OS Eastings: 379147

OS Northings: 171748

OS Grid: ST791717

Mapcode National: GBR 0PT.DYM

Mapcode Global: VH968.2Y5N

Entry Name: Ashwicke Hall

Listing Date: 10 November 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1320850

English Heritage Legacy ID: 34417

Location: Marshfield, South Gloucestershire, SN14

County: South Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Marshfield

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Marshfield

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text

ST 77 SE

10/5 Ashwicke Hall


Country house, now a school. 1857-60 by J.K. Colling for John Cavendish Orred
of Liverpool; altered c.1900-1920. Coursed squared rubble with freestone
dressings and quoins; slate roofs behind embattled parapets. Irregular and
asymmetrical castellated Gothic style; double pile plan. 2 storeys. The
principal feature is the 4 stage polygonal water tower to the left: embattled
parapet and pseudo machicolations; projecting stair turret (truncated) to south-
east, slender pointed windows; 2-light cross windows to stage 1 and 2, Y-heads
to the tracery, angular 4-centred heads to the windows, drip moulds and carved
head stops; single light pointed windows with cusped heads to stages 3 and 4.
To the right of the tower is a 4 bay hall and staircase section: moulded string
with gargoyles, foliage and fleurous; 2- and 3-light casement windows in
chamfered and ovolo moulded mullions and surrounds and under square and segmental
heads; to the left are 2 fine Perpendicular style, square headed 4-light
windows with cusped heads to tracery, carved foliage in spandrels of upper
window. Central 3 stage square tower with pseudo machicolations; C20 door
under 4-centred head, overlight and pediment with ball finials, flanked by single
casement windows (to be moved to the original position of the front door to the
left). To the right is a 5 bay range of 2-light cross windows; large canted
bay window on ground floor, 2-4-2-lights, embattled parapet. Further to the
right is a late C19, 3 storey block with steeply pitched slate roof; 2 bays,
2- and 3-light casement and cross windows and projecting bay window on ground
floor. Interior: much altered but former hall and library (now sub-divided)
contain Jacobean-style plaster ceiling and fine carved stone fireplace with terms
and marquetry overmantel of 4 Ionic columns, fluted frieze, paterae, 2 niches and
rectangular central panel; C20 panelling and open 3 bay arcaded screen with
Ionic columns and pilasters and Jacobean style plasterwork in spandrels, soffit
and frieze; linenfold panel door. Staircase: open well, open string and
twisted balusters; newel posts are chamfered and decorated with fleurons,
foliage pendants and square finials. Panelled room at base of tower: plaster
rib ceiling and fine foliage frieze; carved stone fireplace with decorative
frieze. The 1960s chapel extension to the front is not included. See The
Civil Engineer and Architects Journal, 1.XI.1861.

Listing NGR: ST7914771748

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