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Description: Norman Chapel House
Date Listed: 25 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 126059
OS Grid Reference: SP1577837794
OS Grid Coordinates: 415778, 237794
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0383, -1.7714
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5224 BROAD CAMPDEN
Norman Chapel House
SP 13 NE 8/12 25.8.60
Converted 1905-07 for Dr Ananda Coomaraswarmy the Sinagalese scholar by
C R Ashbee. Consists of the nave of a circa 1130 chapel (a dependancy of
Tewksbury Abbey); and C15 priest's house and to west, Ashbee's service wing (not
including the later ashlar section). Rubble with Cotswold stone roof, Ashbee's
extension roughcast. Norman chapel remodelled in C15, see 2 perp windows
(foiled lights, square heads) but retains 2 Norman and arched doorways with plain
tympanum and labels, the south door retains plain scallop caps and the bases of
(lost) nook shafts. Ashbee raised it, making it 2 storeys, reusing the eaves
string (partly at first floor level on south side); he also turned the chamfered
chancel arch into a window. The priest's house was altered in Cl7. It consists
of 4 short bays with mullioned windows (oak on first floor, stone below) with good
quality ironwork, and a 2 storey lower porch with stone mullioned windows and a
Tudor arch doorway with label; L-plan to rear with 2½ storey roughcast angled bay
by Ashbee. Service wing is 2½ storeys in Cotswold style with a 2 light casements.
Interior: first floor of chapel is open roofed library. Good C16 stone fireplace
below. Ashbee transferred the Essex House Press here in 1907 and lived here himself
Listing NGR: SP1577837794
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Source: English Heritage
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