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Gatehouse to Charlecote Park

A Grade I Listed Building in Charlecote, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.2053 / 52°12'19"N

Longitude: -1.621 / 1°37'15"W

OS Eastings: 425993

OS Northings: 256411

OS Grid: SP259564

Mapcode National: GBR 5N1.QZB

Mapcode Global: VHBXV.VTCS

Plus Code: 9C4W694H+4H

Entry Name: Gatehouse to Charlecote Park

Listing Date: 5 April 1967

Last Amended: 19 August 1999

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1381800

English Heritage Legacy ID: 482164

Location: Charlecote, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, CV35

County: Warwickshire

Civil Parish: Charlecote

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Charlecote St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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1901-1/10/23 Gatehouse to Charlecote Park
(Formerly Listed as:
Gatehouse at Charlecote Park House)


Gatehouse, now museum. c1560. Brick laid to English bond with
limestone ashlar dressings.
EXTERIOR: east facade of 2 storeys; symmetrical 3-window range
plus 3-storey octagonal angle turret to each angle. Drip
courses and parapet with pierced rosette pattern. Round-headed
moulded archway has imposts, keystone with jewelled soffit;
paired wrought-iron gates with overthrow, 1722 by T Parris.
Ground floor has ovolo-mullioned cross-mullioned windows, with
similar windows above flanking bracketed canted oriel with
1:3:1-light transomed window over painted relief arms of Lucy
impaling Spencer in wreath and strapwork frame; each turret
has 2-light windows, top entablature and ogival cupola with
ball finial and weather-vane; that to left with 1824 clock
faces. All windows with leaded glazing, most with crown glass.
Rear similar, but drip course raised over arch with fluted
key; 3-light mullioned and transomed windows flanking entrance
and similar windows above, flanking 2 cross-mullion windows
and central bracketed stone panel.
North and south ends have cross-mullioned windows; 2-light
stair window to south.
INTERIOR: passage has 2 bays of rib vaulting with large
pendant bosses; each side has impost course and cornice over
elliptical-headed entrance with studded door and flanking
shell-head alcoves. To north a timber-framed partition and
dogleg stair; south side has room with moulded Tudor-arched
corner fireplace with cornice and Tudor-arched corner doorway.
Museum to first floor has similar fireplace and doorway and
doorways to turret rooms, panelled and battened doors;
north-west room has round-headed timber doorway with C17
panelled door and fireplace with traces of paint.
The gatehouse is a well preserved item. Property of the
National Trust.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Wedgwood A:
Warwickshire: Harmondsworth: 1966-: 227; The National Trust:
Charlecote Park: guidebook: 1991-: 6-8).

Listing NGR: SP2599256412

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