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Pound Farmhouse, Dymock

Description: Pound Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 2 October 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 125919

OS Grid Reference: SO6965432530
OS Grid Coordinates: 369654, 232530
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9904, -2.4433

Location: Dymock, Gloucestershire GL18 2AP

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

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Listing Text

SO 63 NE

4/101 Pound Farmhouse



Farmhouse; first half C17, incorporating earlier building; C18
and minor C19 alterations. Timber-framed on stone plinth, rendered
panels: left elevation rendered. Rear extensions random rubble
and English garden wall bond brick: stone slate roof, one slope
shingles. 'U' plan, original court infilled, wings extended, on
left extension single storey: 4-room wide front, 2 storeys, attics
only at right end. Main garden elevation, windows all face fixed,
double ovolo head and sill, single ovolo mullions and transoms,
iron opening lights. Framing close studs except as noted: on
right 5 panels high to eaves, 2-panel per floor porch and centre,
single panel ground floor, 2 square above left. Four-light window
on right, ground floor. Porch projects right of centre, 'flat-
headed opening, double ovolo moulding, up 4 stone steps: above
grille with turned balusters; inside original boarded door, cyma
frame, 2-pane fanlight. To left blocked window, chamfered opening
to cellar below in plinth. Five-light window to left: plinth
steps up for last section: 3-light window. First floor 3-light
window on right, set lower than for rest of house, jowl to corner
post. Slight jetty to 3 sides of porch, double ovolo, 3-light
window in gable, collar and tie beam gable truss, single-light left
return. Three and 5-light windows centre, 3-light left section,
angle braces from jowled heads to main posts to former tie -beam.
Hipped roof: ashlar base to centre rear chimney, diamond-set brick
stacks, as to chimney on right return ridge and on left side of
centre at rear. Left return rendered on stone plinth; blocked
door up 5 stone steps on right, canted oriel on left, 3-light
mullion and transom window, hipped roof, suppported curved ovolo
ribs from stone corbel. Above 2 and 3-light windows as front.
Interior: stairs in turret behind porch at rear: square newels,
turned balusters, ramped moulded handrail, continuous string. To
rear of room on right, ground foor, hollow chamfer to main beam:
cross beams towards front straight chamfer with bar and pyramid
stops. Central room front, double ovolo with hollow between to
fireplace, moulded ceiling beams. Heavy chamfer to ceiling beams,
front room on left, C17 plaster cornice below: beams as central
room in room behind. First floor pyramid and bar stop to beams in
centre room, two C17 boarded doors wth original hinges, moulded
ceiling beams to left front room. In centre queen-strut trusses
with curved braces to struts, 2 pairs purlins, no ridge timber:
left wing collar, tie beam and angle-strut trusses. Three-bay
single-storey brick cider house to rear on left, dentil eaves, tie-
beam trusses with angle struts, one pair purlins, plank ridge.
Present C17 house incorporates 2 bays of early 2-storey timber-
framed house with lower floor levels in rear of right wing,
enlarged one bay in front and attic storey above when rest of house
built. Later rear extensions. Passage built on ground floor
across back of house, probably C18; similar on first floor added
later. Front probably gabled each end originally, roof reformed in
C18. Forms group with C18 barn and cowhouse (q.v.).
(The Rev. G.E. Gethyn-Jones, Dymock down the Ages, 1966; D. Verey,
Gloucestershire, the Vale and the Forest of Dean, 1970)

Listing NGR: SO6965432530

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Source: English Heritage

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