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Latitude: 51.9779 / 51°58'40"N
Longitude: -1.7515 / 1°45'5"W
OS Eastings: 417167
OS Northings: 231080
OS Grid: SP171310
Mapcode National: GBR 4P8.VCC
Mapcode Global: VHB1H.LKF2
Entry Name: Sezincote House
Listing Date: 25 August 1960
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1341231
English Heritage Legacy ID: 128746
Location: Sezincote, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL56
Civil Parish: Sezincote
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Longborough with Sezincote
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
SP 13 SE,
Country house. 1800-1805; by Samuel Pepys Cockerell, Thomas
Daniell and Humphry Repton for Sir Charles Cockerell. Orange
ashlar limestone, slate roof with copper dome. Mixture of Mogul
and Hindu elements of architecture. Inverted T-shaped plan with
canted 2-storey bay window/subsidiary entrance left and orangery
(q.v.) attached to rear of main body curving away left. Wall
curving away to right from opposite corner of main body to tent
room (q.v.). Main body 2 storeys. Symmetrical facade with
central 4-centred arch to full height of facade, engaged square
columns with sunken panelled decoration to either side. Engaged
octagonal corner turrets. 3:1:3:1:3-windowed; 12-pane sashes to
first floor with moulded reveals and curved hoods with engaged
pineapple-shaped finials and foliate decoration with pendant
engaged pineapple finials below sills. Reeded quarter columns
with inset and cusped shell-like hoods flank windows to either side
of central arch. Ground-floor windows; plate-glass sashes.
Central double door flanked by engaged columns with single lights
on either side. Balcony above with cast-iron railing. Central
sash window/door onto balcony flanked by 4-pane sashes. Roof of
main body: central dome with finial set back in centre of low
rectangular tower. Single stacks with moulded caps at each corner
of tower linked by cast-iron railings. Pointed-arched blind
arcading below railing. Cast-iron railing on roof feature left of
tower. Parapet at eaves decorated with arcading in reversed relief
with chaja (projecting cornice with deep brackets below). Small
octagonal and square windows and lozenge decorations in relief
between brackets. 4 open-sided minarets at corners of main body
with copper domes and finials.
INTERIOR: C18 classical style interior. Decorated cast-iron
girders support staircase representing an early example of this
type of construction in a domestic context. Subsidiary features:
decorative cast-iron railing comprising trellis of semicircles in
front of house; 2 cast-iron mounting blocks either side of entrance
matching railing; ashlar retaining wall surmounted by similar cast-iron railing with intervening ashlar piers with stepped caps and
moulded copper finials curves away from rear left corner of house
to tent room. Wall and railing about 6m in height.
(David Verey: The Buildings of England: The Cotswolds (1979); and C.
Hussey: English Country Houses: Late Georgian , 1800-1840 (1958))
Listing NGR: SP1716731080
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