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IoE Number: 132287
Location: WICK COURT, WITH RAILINGS AND WALL TO NORTH, OVERTON LANE (east off)
  ARLINGHAM, STROUD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Photographer: Ms Anne Griffiths
Date Photographed: 26 January 2003
Date listed: 10 January 1955
Date of last amendment: 10 January 1955
Grade II*

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ARLINGHAM OVERTON LANE (off east side) 2/29 Wick Court, with railings 10.1.55 and wall to north GV II* (star) The description shall be amended to read Country house. Probably early C16 rear, enlarged to north c1600. Rear appears to be stone with roughcast face, originally possibly timber framed, remainder in brick-faced rubble stone. Rear roof of plain tiles, with stone slates to front gables, and some concrete tiles in central valley. Two very large brick stacks in valley, possibly lateral stacks to early range, and reduced in height by about 2.5m at time of survey (November 1985). Double range; north (c1600) range with central entrance hall entered through porch, with high status rooms to both main floors, and bedroom accommodation to upper half storey. Medieval range much altered by insertion of stair to the north range, the fireplaces and the loss of its westernmost bays, with five small gables to north front and central linking section of roof between gables and rear ridge. Two storeys and attic. Symmetrical front of 5 windows, 2-light mullions to attic, mullions and transoms below, with mullions and transoms all in rendered brick imitating stone. Two-brick plain strings between floors and above attic windows which are all blocked. Remaining windows all blocked to right of central 2-storey porch, except for additional single light immediately adjoining upper storey of porch. Far left-hand first floor window blocked. Porch has square corner piers, shallow gable, moulded 2-brick cornice, and brick plinth, two-light mullion to front of upper storey, and blocked single lights to each floor in returns. Round archway with large dropped keystone and voussoir to each side and projecting imposts, also rendered brick, and similar inner doorway without imposts and unevenly shaped to left, with original plank door with elaborate strap hinges. Wooden seats on each side of porch. South elevation in roughcast with planted stone plinth, with mostly altered fenestration except for small 2-light mullion on stair. West side has coped gable ends, stepped to front range, leaded 4-light mullion and transom to each on first floor with 2-brick string above and below, and 2 long 4-light mullions on ground floor. Blocked central first floor single light. Attics have blocked 2-light mullion to rear range and 2-light mullion and transom with additional lower side lights, also blocked. East side has 4-light mullion on front range with some probably original latticing and small blocked 2-light to left at lower level, 2 arched-light mullion to rear range. Small C19 single storey brick kitchen and wash house with tile roof and canopy attached on this side. Interior: part of original C16 roof remains to rear below flattened roof pitch with arch braced collar trusses and 4 pairs of arched wind braces. Front roof appears originally to have been built for pitched roof with cambered collar beam trusses, altered during construction to form sleeping accommodation. All rooms on first floor have ovolo moulded and stopped door surrounds with original plank doors and iron latches and hinges. Rear range has wide flat-chamfered beams and room to left also has original moulded plaster ceiling and coving, and panel over fireplace. Similar large beams to ground floor of this range and timber-framed partition wall between room to left with two fireplaces, one large one to the north wall, another with hollow chamfered stone surround, the opening blocked with brick- work, and original framed open well stair with turned balusters and moulded handy and 4 hollowed out newel posts retained on flight up to attic. Stone flag floors on ground floor left. Timber pointed arch plank door and surround between ranges. Wall and railings to north of house, approximately 20m in length: brick plinth with shaped coping as base for flat iron railings in clam shell pattern with panelled iron uprights with pyramidal tops, one upright to left and 3 to right of square gatepiers with brick bases and stone caps with panelled sides and inset roundel, carved with foliage on north side and plain to south. Piers opposite porch have moulded cornices much eroded to right, and end. similar piers have no cornice. This house is a remote and almost unaltered example of an Elizabethan house said to have been used by the Lords Berkeley when catching salmon, and even visited by Queen Elizabeth. As such it could rank with other small "prodigy" houses. (David Verey, The Buildings of England; Gloucestershire - the Vale and the Forest [of Dean, 1980). ------------------------------------ ARLINGHAM OVERTON LANE SO 71 SW (off east side) 2/29 Wick Court, with railings and wall to north 10.1.55 GV II* Country house. C16 rear, enlarged to north c1600. Rear appears to be stone with roughcast face, remainder in brick-faced rubble stone. Rear roof of plain tiles, with stone slates to front gables, and some concrete tiles in central valley. Two very large brick stacks in valley, possibly lateral stacks to early range, and reduced in height by about 2.5m at time of survey (November 1985). Double range, with five small gables to north front and central linking section of roof between gables and rear ridge. Two storeys and attic. Symmetrical front of 5 windows, 2-light mullions to attic, mullions and transoms below, with mullions and transoms all in rendered brick imitating stone. Two-brick plain strings between floors and above attic windows which are all blocked. Remaining windows all blocked to right of central 2-storey porch, except for additional single light immediately adjoining upper storey of porch. Far left hand first floor window blocked. Porch has square corner piers, shallow gable, moulded 2-brick cornice, and brick plinth, two-light mullion to front of upper storey, and blocked single lights to each floor in returns. Round archway with large dropped keystone and voussoir to each side and projecting imposts, also rendered brick, and similar inner doorway without imposts and unevenly shaped to left, with original plank door with elaborate strap hinges. Wooden seats on each side of porch. South elevation in roughcast with planted stone plinth, with mostly altered fenestration except for small 2-light mullion on stair. West side has coped gable ends, stepped to front range, leaded 4-light mullion and transom to each on first floor with 2-brick string above and below, and 2 long 4-light mullions on ground floor. Blocked central first floor single light. Attics have blocked 2- light mullion to rear range and 2-light mullion and transom with additional lower side lights, also blocked. East side has 4-light mullion on front range with some probably original latticing and small blocked 2-light to left at lower level, 2 arched-light mullion to rear range. Small C19 single storey brick kitchen and wash house with tile roof and canopy attached on this side. Interior: part of original C16 roof remains to rear below flattened roof pitch with arch braced collar trusses and 4 pairs of arched wind braces. Front roof appears originally to have been built for pitched roof with cambered collar beam trusses, altered during construction to form long gallery. All rooms on first floor have ovolo moulded and stopped door surrounds with original plank doors and iron latches and hinges. Rear range has wide flat- chamfered beams and room to left also has original moulded plaster ceiling and coving, and panel over fireplace. Similar large beams to ground floor of this range and timber-framed partition wall between room to left with very large fireplace and original framed open well stair with turned balusters and moulded hand rail and 4 hollowed out newel posts retained on flight up to attic. Stone flag floors on ground floor left. Timber pointed arch plank door and surround between ranges. Wall and railings to north of house, approximately 20m in length: brick plinth with shaped coping as base for flat iron railings in clam shell pattern with panelled iron uprights with pyramidal tops, one upright to left and 3 to right of square gatepiers with brick bases and stone caps with panelled sides and inset roundel, carved with foliage on north side and plain to south. Piers opposite porch have moulded cornices much eroded to right, and end similar piers have no cornice. This house is a remote and almost unaltered example of an Elizabethan house said to have been used by the Lords Berkeley when catching salmon, and even visited by Queen Elizabeth. As such it could rank with other small "prodigy" houses. (David Verey, The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire - the Vale and the Forest of Dean, 1980)

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