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Greenway House, Dymock

Description: Greenway House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 125886

OS Grid Reference: SO6957033453
OS Grid Coordinates: 369570, 233453
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9987, -2.4446

Location: Dymock, Gloucestershire GL18 2DX

Locality: Dymock
Local Authority: Forest of Dean District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL18 2DX

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Listing Text

SO 63 SE

4/68 Greenway House


House. C16 or early C17, early C18, 1776 for T. Hankins
(datestone), Cl9 alterations. Flemish bond brickwork right and
centre front, English bond front part left wing, Flemish rear:
tiled roof. 'H' plan, 2 bay, 1 room deep centre, 4 or 5-bay left
wing (all 2 storeys), 2-bay right wing, 3 storeys. Entrance front:
right wing stone plinth; Venetian window ground and first floors,
stone surround and pillars, 2-pane sashes. Diocletian window,
stone surround second floor, casements, stone eaves cornice,
becoming dentil brick eaves to sides: hipped roof, centre valley
discharging to rear. External chimney right return: cellar door
down steps behind with datestone. Centre section set back on left:
lean-to verandah across front, 5 iron columns, glass roof missing
at survey (1985). Behind tripartite window on right, 2-pane
sashes, cambered rubbed brick arch over. In centre 8-panel front
door, panelled reveals, Roman Doric pilasters, blind intersecting
tracery to semi-circular head, cut by verandah, creasing for former
gabled porch. Above two 4-pane sashes, flat brick arch over, 2
plain brick parapet gables: to left a large brick chimney base, 4
diamond-set flues above. Projecting gable end on left, tripartite
window, 4-pane sashes, flat rubbed brick arches to ground and first
floors. Left return 2-light mullion and transom window, iron
opening light; vertical joint in brickwork; 3-light similar on
left, 2-light casement, all with cambered brick arches. Above 3-
light mullion and transom on right, leaded lights to top section,
flat head; vertical joint in brickwork, 4-light casement and 2-
light mullion and transom to left, cambered brick arches. Dentil
eaves above, chimney on ridge to right of vertical joint. Random
rubble extension at right-angles on left, 3-light casement on right
return, gable chimney.
Interior: eared door surround to right front room, 6-panel door,
dado rail, panelled shutters. Stairs behind, dogleg, moulded swept
handrail on turned balusters, fretwork ends to steps, dog-gate part
way up. Five-panel door to rear left of entrance hall. Dado rail
and panelled shutters front left room, 1661 cast-iron fireback,
moulded plaster cornice. Two C17 panelled cupboards. Timber-
framed truss behind both left-hand gables: left wing 2 pairs
purlins, square-set ridge, centre similar. Timber framed house, H
or T plan, cased later in brickwork; left wing widened when cased.
First floor ceilings raised in centre and left wing front. Right
wing appears to have replaced timber-framed cross wing or extension
in 1776. Used as a school in early Cl9. Forms group with cider
house (q.v.).
(the Rev. J.E. Gethyn-Jones, Dymock down the Ages, 1966)

Listing NGR: SO6957033453

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Source: English Heritage

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