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Castle End

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lea, Herefordshire,

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Latitude: 51.895 / 51°53'42"N

Longitude: -2.5034 / 2°30'12"W

OS Eastings: 365453

OS Northings: 221948

OS Grid: SO654219

Mapcode National: GBR FV.QZL5

Mapcode Global: VH86K.KMDN

Entry Name: Castle End

Listing Date: 18 May 1953

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1348810

English Heritage Legacy ID: 155426

Location: Lea, County of Herefordshire, HR9

County: Herefordshire,

Civil Parish: Lea

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: The Lea

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

Castle End


House. 17th century north range with added west range of c1730. Sandstone rubble, squared at front, with hipped slate roof. Two storeys and cellar, seven bays. Windows are boxed sashes with glazing bars, with flat stone arches. Three gabled timber attic dormers. Door in central bay, with architrave. Red brick chimney at right, with projecting stack, and at left. The north wall of the rear wing has timber cross-windows with leaded casements and two single-storey bay windows with similar glazing. Interior: retains many features of note, particularly in the west range, including several rooms with fielded panelling; chimneypiece to central ground floor room with Delft tile surround, Ionic half-columns, pulvinated oak leaf frieze. Main stair of oak with open string, three turned balusters to each tread, and ramped handrail. Second stair of late C17 type, with closed string and turned balusters. Extensive survival of roof structure within attic, where several C17 panelled doors remain. History: this house, originally the property of the Dukes of Kent, passed to the Nourse family in the early C18; the enlargement and modernization was probably carried out on behalf of the Bristol merchant Philip Nourse, who retired here until his death in 1742. References: John Duncumb, 'History of Herefordshire' (completed by WH Croke) vol. 2 (1871-82),402; RCHM, 'Herefordshire' vol. 2 (1932),99-100).

Listing NGR: SO6544921953

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