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Copse Hill House

Gazetteer No. G0164

Date 1906

Address Lower Slaughter Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54 2HZ England


Country House. 1872 (? by C F Hayward) for HA Brassey, a Railway Baron; altered 1906 by Sir Edwin Lutyens and reduced and altered 1970s. Rough-faced rubble with string over ground floor; tiled roof; ashlar chimneys with chamfered corners. Asymmetric plan. The south front is roughly 10-bays long, irregular. 2 storeys, mullion and transom windows, 3 gables the outer ones containing 2 storey hipped roofed bay windows, the central one with a heavy Lutyens-esque six-sided bay; all casements. Left hand gable return also has bay window, beyond panel with curved escutcheon. Entrance front hipped roofed. 2½ storeys, outer gables, the left hand one with a square 1st floor bay rising from an angled ground floor bay, all in ashlar; 2 gabled dormers high over cornice string with lions’ masks. Central porch by Lutyens, a pavilion in effect with segmental pediment and wide rustica- ted pilasters and with moulded cornice. Tall T-plan side stack to kitchen, set back to right of entrance front (former kitchen courtyard); to one side is base of former water-tower. East return front has 2 stepped chimney stacks. Interior: Lutyens’ classical C18 staircase removed apparently. (Historic England, list entry 1237974)


Historic England. COPSE HILL. [Online] Available from:

Also Cited In

Weaver, L. (1913) Houses and Gardens by E L Lutyens. London: Country Life.

Verey D & Brooks A (1999) Gloucestershire 1: Cotswolds. The Buildings of England. New Haven: Yale University Press.

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Capt Harold Brassey