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© Mr Gary Were ARPS

IoE Number: 421601
Photographer: Mr Gary Were ARPS
Date Photographed: 21 August 1999
Date listed: 18 May 1963
Date of last amendment: 18 May 1964
Grade II*

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SO 51 NE WHITCHURCH CP WHITCHURCH 6/210 Old Court Hotel 18/5/63 II* Former manor house, now hotel. C16 with C17 additions, altered C20. Coursed and square sandstone rubble, ashlar dressings, turnerized stone slated roof. Irregular E-shaped plan with broadly central forward projecting porch facing north. C20 additions to rear at south- west, two external stacks to rear, west one now enclosed by C20 extension, further lateral stack to return of west cross-wing. North front: two storeys and attics, mainly stone mullioned windows with square-headed hoodmoulds; one range of 5-light stone mullioned windows to gable end of west cross-wing, tall 3-light mullioned and transomed window lights stair to west of two-storey gabled porch with heavy ledged door. Five- light window to east of porch and further range of altered similar mullioned windows to east gable end of cross-wing. Interior: Hall: of two storeys and three bays, panelled cross-beamed ceiling with moulded members, timber-framed internal partitions; close-studding with two blocked doorways with 4-centred heads flanking inserted doorway to screen at west end, large open fireplace. The house is a fine example of a stone built manor house of this period, (it may be a cladding of a timber-framed house). (RCHM p 254).

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