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© Mr Derek Salmon

IoE Number: 401475
Location: WICK COURT, COURT LANE (south side)
  WICK AND ABSON, SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE, GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Photographer: Mr Derek Salmon
Date Photographed: 18 November 2006
Date listed: 17 September 1952
Date of last amendment: 17 September 1952
Grade I

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ST 77 SWWICK AND ABSON C.P. COURT LANE (south side)8/387Wick Court17.9.52G.V.I

ST 77 SW WICK AND ABSON C.P. COURT LANE (south side) 8/387 Wick Court 17.9.52 G.V. I House. Probably built by Thomas Haynes, a Bristol merchant, c. 1665, appears to be of one build, few later alterations. Limestone rubble, rendered, double Roman tiled roof with a stone ridge and gable stacks. U-plan, symmetrical front. South east front of 2½ storeys and 7 windows, all stone cross windows with ovolo- moulded mullions and transoms and leaded lights; central 2-storey gabled porch supported on Doric columns on plinths, double door in moulded wooden doorcase with very shallow depressed 4-centred arch and sunken spandrels, attached column to each side with composite capital and above the capital a lozenge; first floor of porch has 3-light mullioned window with semicircular head to central light, porch probably timber framed and has 3 wooden ball finials. Ground floor and first floor each have 6 windows, 3 large gables each have similar window with hood mould, and oval keyed bull's eye above with dripstone, ball finial; continuous moulded string course above ground and first floor windows. Attached to right, single storey addition incorporating part of north west range of garden wall (q.v.) with C20 door and window. Right return has single storey addition; first floor has similar cross window to left and right with continuous moulded string course above, returned from front, 2nd floor has 2-light ovolo-moulded casement with hood mould to left and right, 2-span roof with stack to each gable. Left return has one cross window to left and 2 to right, 2nd from right a replacement and repair work to left, 2nd from left a C20 glazed door, string course returned; first floor as at right return, 2nd floor as at right return with dripstones instead of hood moulds, 2-span roof with gable stacks. Rear has 2 identical projecting wings to right and left, each have cross window at ground, first and 2nd floor, with string courses returned, 2nd floor windows have hood mould, keyed oval bull's eye above with dripstone, ball finial, 6 original lead rainwater heads with leaf shapes beneath, one with initials WC. C20 cellar window to right. Central single storey block between wings has stone doorway with segmental moulding over, pilasters, ovolo-moulded side-lights and 2-light casement with ovolo mullions (C20 replica) to right; parapet wall with pilasters and cornice. Above, 4 cross windows lighting stair to right and left, all with dripstones except top left with hood mould, 2 small single lights at first and 2nd floor left, keyed oval bull's eye in gable above with ball finial. Inner side of wing to right has gable rising to ridge height with large keyed oval window with shutter, ball finial; inner side of wing to left has cross window with dripstone at first floor, only half of similar oval window above remaining, no stone surround, gable and ball finial, gables have raised coped verges. Rear door has 4 splayed steps with low wall ramped down to terminal square pier about one metre high with hipped top and panel to front and sides. Interior: windows have iron casements with variety of elaborate catches. Hall has panelling and moulded cornice, cupboard next to fireplace with remains of oven and small recess. Entry hall has scroll moulded beam with moulded soffit and flat and bar stops, carved corbels at top of posts largely concealed by panelling; cellar door below stair with 9 bolection- moulded panels; exceptionally fine open-well stair with carved splat balusters with Ionic capitals, elaborately moulded string and handrail, square newel posts with sunken moulded panels on 2 sides, very elaborate finials and pendants, all different, risers also panelled, stair continuous to attic floor. Parlour to left has bolection moulded panelling, scroll-moulded beam and cornice. Kitchen to rear right has scroll-moulded beam with flat and bar stops, moulded wooden fireplace surround, mantelshelf (lowered) supported by 3 carved lozenges; large space cupboard in south east wall and narrow cupboard next to fireplace bolection- moulded; later cupboard with ventilation panel at top contains rare contemporary dog-wheel for turning spit. First floor has great chamber to right, entry chamber with unusually fine carved door, 2 panels surrounded by chip carving, upper panel with circle, lower one with archway with reeded pilasters and Ionic capitals. Attic and roof not inspected, for further details, see sources. (Sources: Verey, D. : Buildings of England Gloucestershire : The Vale and The Forest of Dean. 1970. Hall, L. : unpublished survey, NMR).

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