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South Forecourt Wall, Gates, Piers and North and South Returns and Coach House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Charlecote, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.2052 / 52°12'18"N

Longitude: -1.6214 / 1°37'16"W

OS Eastings: 425971

OS Northings: 256397

OS Grid: SP259563

Mapcode National: GBR 5N1.QX6

Mapcode Global: VHBXV.VT6W

Plus Code: 9C4W694H+3F

Entry Name: South Forecourt Wall, Gates, Piers and North and South Returns and Coach House

Listing Date: 18 March 1997

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1381805

English Heritage Legacy ID: 482169

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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1901-1/10/31 South forecourt wall, gates, piers,
18/03/97 north and south returns, and coach


Forecourt walls, gates and piers, with coach house. C16, C18
and C19. For Rev William Lacy. Gates by Nicholas Paris. Brick
with ashlar dressings; wrought-iron. Ashlar quoins.
Wall and balustrade to the south of the forecourt to
Charlecote Park (qv), incorporating gate with gate piers next
to the house to west end, with range of lean-to buildings to
south side and short north return to the Gatehouse to east
end; attached wall running south to laundry on west side of
service yard and attached wall to east side of courtyard
ending in coach house. The walls mostly C16, the rest dates
from the first half of the C19, incorporating 1722 gates to
west end.
Wall has some exposed blue brick diaper work between plants
and round-headed entrance to east end. Paired wrought-iron
gates near the west end have brick gate piers with quoins and
moulded ashlar plinths and caps with c1600 finials; rich
wrought-iron overthrow incorporating monogram: WL for Revd
William Lucy and side piers; mounting block to south side of
west end.
North return has central canted bay and octagonal pier to
angle with pepper-pot finial with diapering, the balustrade
with pierced rosette panels with paired fluted consoles
derived from the Gatehouse.
Lean-to range to south side of wall has 7 elliptical arched
openings plus large square openings to left, and slate roof;
with walled kennel enclosure to east end.
Wall to east of courtyard has some C16 brick and stone coping;
gateway with ashlar quoins and paired timber gates with
postern gate; small elliptical-headed openings to north.
East wall has raised section to former C19 structure and has
coach house to south end with stone-coped parapet and coped
gables with finials; tile roof; 2 coach entrances with Tudor
heads and paired plank doors; paired plank gates with plain
capped gate piers to east and C20 addition to rear.
Property of the National Trust.
(The National Trust: Charlecote Park: 1991-: 8).

Listing NGR: SP2598456360

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