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House and Wall to Front Garden, at Hownhall, Taynton

Description: House and Wall to Front Garden, at Hownhall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 October 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 125771

OS Grid Reference: SO7273021740
OS Grid Coordinates: 372730, 221740
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8935, -2.3977

Location: B4216, Taynton, Gloucestershire GL19 3AW

Locality: Taynton
Local Authority: Forest of Dean District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL19 3AW

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Listing Text

(east side)

7/235 House and wall to front garden,
at Hownhall


Farmhouse and wall to front garden; early C18. English bond
brickwork, plain brick plinth, slate roof, lead hips and ridge.
Five windows wide, one room deep, 2 storeys and attics: lower
extension on right. Ten-panel front door, up 2 stone steps,
bottom semi-circular: flat projecting timber hood with moulded
edge. Two tall, 18-pane sash windows each side, moulded sills,
flat rubbed-brick arches over: wide glazing bars on right only;
cambered heads to cellar openings below. Plain brick string
course over: first floor 5 windows as below, all narrow glazing
bars. Flat, wide eaves. Two-light casement window to lean-to
dormer in centre: roof hipped on left, similar dormer on left
return with panelled brick chimney rising from eaves beyond in
centre: roof gabled on right with plain brick chimney on ridge.
Roof has 3 gables to rear, left projecting slightly. Garden wall
to front house returns each end against it: square corner piers
and central gateposts, rounded top to plinth to piers, moulded edge
to stone capping. Gateway up 2 stone steps, gates since removed:
brick nib in piers each side, scroll top, stone hinge blocks.
Stone coping to walls, moulded outer edge, sweeps up to piers and
house, ending in scroll. Mounting block with 5 stone steps to
right of gateway.
Interior: original L-hinges to front door: panelled shutters to
front windows: moulded plaster cornice entrance hall and adjoining
rooms, ground floor. Wreath to handrail to stairs at foot, sweeps
up to landings: 3 turned balusters per tread, with panelled ends
to each. Single, fielded panel to spandrel below bottom flight,
soffit of flight above panelled. Dado panelling to stairs,
matching handrail. Tall, semi-circular headed window to
staircase. Forms group with farmbuildings, (q.v.). (D. Verey,
Gloucestershire, The Vale and the Forest of Dean, 1970.)

Listing NGR: SO7273021740

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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