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The Porch House, Newent

Description: The Porch House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 October 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 125629

OS Grid Reference: SO7237825904
OS Grid Coordinates: 372378, 225904
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9310, -2.4031

Location: Church Street, Newent, Gloucestershire GL18 1AA

Locality: Newent
Local Authority: Forest of Dean District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL18 1AA

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Listing Text

(south side) I

13/97 No 35 (The Porch House)
(formerly listed as The Porch house


House; early and late C18; render, lined as ashlar, to front, plain
plinth, tiled roof. 'L' plan, front 2 rooms deep. Five windows
wide, 3 storeys. Largely symmetrical front: door up 2 stone steps,
8 panels, top 2 glazed, remainder fielded; plain rectangular
fanlight, panelled reveals. Fluted Ionic columns and responds to
porch, lowest third reeded: open pediment, dentil frieze. To left
2 sash windows, wide, moulded architraves, projecting stone sills
on end consoles. To right 1 similar window, cambered head to
cellar opening at ground level; to right window enlarged to form
doorway, up 2 stone steps, plain reveals, moulded surround, door
and fanlight as front door. First floor 5 windows as ground floor,
sills form continuous plain string course. Second floor 3 sash
windows, single-pane high sashes, sills as below. Modillion eaves
cornice; circular lead rain-water pipe with contemporary shaped
head to left front door. Gable brick chimneys: third to right
front door.
Internally: moulded cornice entrance hall, 6-panel doors; fluting
and paterae alternate in angle fireplace lintel: half Ionic column
on left of stairs at foot. Panelled shutters to ground floor
windows: dado panelling to room on right, semi-circular recess in
one wall, Adam-style fireplace surround, moulded cornice. Turned
balusters to stairs: flight up from first floor original. Original
house 2 bay, 2½ storey, enlarged 1 bay on right and eaves raised
late C18.

Listing NGR: SO7237825904

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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