Information for record number MWA5245:
Guy's Cliffe House

Summary Guy's Cliffe House, a ruined building dating to the Imperial Period. It is situated on the outskirts of north Warwick.
What Is It?  
Type: House
Period: Imperial (1751 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Leek Wootton and Guys Cliffe
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 29 66
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Listed Building (Grade: II)
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Description

 
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1 Soon after 1757 Samuel Greatheed built a new and larger house on the site of the old house (PRN 2234). Later alterations and additions have obscured this house except on the S. Here it is of two storeys and attics. It is faced with stone and has seven bays. Various additions were made in the 18th to 20th centuries. In 1946 the house was sold for use as a hotel. In 1952 the interior was stripped and by 1966 the roof had fallen in and the house had become a complete ruin.
3 Listed Building description.
4 Drawing dated c. 1850.
 
Sources

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Victoria County History, vol 8, Warwickshire
Author/originator: Pugh R B (ed)
Date: 1969
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 8
   
Source No: 2
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: The Buildings of England: Warwickshire
Author/originator: Pevsner N and Wedgwood A
Date: 1966
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: Warwicks
   
Source No: 3
Source Type: Descriptive Text
Title: LBL
Author/originator: DoE
Date: 1987
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: Stratford
   
Source No: 4
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Victoria County History, vol 8, Warwickshire
Author/originator: Pugh R B (ed)
Date: 1969
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 8
   
Images:  
A view of Guys Cliffe House, Leek Wootton and Guys Cliffe
Copyright: Warwickshire County Council
Date: 1900s
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A view of Guys Cliffe House, Leek Wootton and Guys Cliffe
Copyright: Warwickshire County Council
Date: 1900s
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Guy's Cliffe House on the outskirts of Warwick
Copyright: Warwickshire County Council
Date: 1950
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Glossary

 
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monument BUILDING * A structure with a roof to provide shelter from the weather for occupants or contents. Use specific type where known. back
monument HOTEL * A large building used for the accommodation of paying travellers and guests. back
monument HOUSE * A building for human habitation, especially a dwelling place. Use more specific type where known. back
period Imperial 1751 AD to 1914 AD (end of the 18th century AD to the beginning of the 20th century AD)

This period comes after the Post Medieval period and before the modern period and starts with beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1750. It includes the second part of the Hannoverian period (1714 – 1836) and the Victorian period (1837 – 1901). The Imperial period ends with the start of the First World War in 1914.
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source LBL Listed Building List. Buildings and structures, such as bridges, that are of architectural or historical importance are placed on a list. Buildings placed on the list are protected through various planning and conservation acts which ensure that their special features of interest are considered before any alterations are made to them. The Listed Buildings List is compiled and maintained by English Heritage. It includes details of where the building is, when it was built, a description of its appearance, and any other special features. back
designation Listed Building Buildings and structures, such as bridges, that are of architectural or historical importance are placed on a statutory list. These buildings are protected by planning and conservation acts that ensure that their special features of interest are considered before any alterations are made to them.

Depending on how important the buildings are they are classed as Grade I, Grade II* or Grade II. Grade I buildings are those of exceptional interest. Grade II* are particularly important buildings of more than special interest. Those listed as Grade II are those buildings that are regarded of special interest.
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monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument STONE * Use only where stone is natural or where there is no indication of function. back

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