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Brinsop Court

In the civil parish of Brinsop and Wormsley.
In the historic county of Herefordshire.
Modern Authority of Herefordshire.
1974 county of Hereford and Worcester.
Medieval County of Herefordshire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SO44594567
Latitude 52.10754° Longitude -2.81044°

Brinsop Court has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are major building remains.

This is a Grade 1 listed building protected by law*.


House. C14, C16 and C17, extended in 1913. Sandstone ashlar, sandstone rubble with sandstone dressings. Timber-frame with plaster and rough- cast infill. Brick stacks. Tiled roofs with some sandstone slates. Quadrangular plan with entrance front to north and early C20 range to east. Two storeys with attics. North elevation is sandstone ashlar apart from C18 brick gable above entry. Seven windows. First floor has to left of gable a 3-light mullioned window flanked by two pairs of trefoil- headed lights. To the right of the gable is a pair of lancets, a chamfered round-headed window and another pair of trefoiled headed lights. Gable has four early C20 six-pane casements under a segmental head. Ground floor has a pair of trefoiled lights and a square headed light to left of entry. To the right of entry is a 2-light window with trefoil-heads to each light and a sunken blind quatrefoil in the tracery. Further to the right is a round headed window with early C20 casement and a pair of lancets. Doorway in gable has brick segmental head and two-leaved ledged early C20 oak doors with enriched strap hinges. Early C20 additions to left run into contemporary east range which has six windows, 2- and 4-light early C20 casements to both floors and ledged door to left-hand side. West elevation has to right, restored timber-framing finished in roughcast. Stone gable to left. Massive external stack with four diagonal brick shafts. Interior (limited access) has fine great hall in south range with three-bay C14 roof comprising cambered tie-beams supporting foiled king-posts and principals, all richly moulded. Fireplace has moulded jambs. Window seats beneath moulded trefoil-headed inner arches. Room in west range has ceiling divided into six panels by deeply chamfered beams and moulded fireplace. (Listed Building Report)

House, two storeys, partly attics, walls of stone with later timber framing, roofs covered with stone slates. Belonged in C13-14 to Tirrells & passed to Daunseys who held it to 1820. 3 phases early C14 work c1300-1310 small part of N range, E of entrance; rest of range 1320-30; NW angle retains evidence of former turret. E half of S range containing Great Hall built c1340. Traces of low W range abutting to N range & prob of same age, but replaced by higher timber framed building c M C16. S half rebuilt towards end of C17. W half of S range remodelled E C16. Part of W range towards courtyard refronted in brick in C18. In 1913 modern E range built. Moat roughly rectangular surrounds house, crossed near SW corner by stone bridge, in C19 drawbridge on N front replaced. (Herefordshire SMR)
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