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Description: Apperley Hall
Date Listed: 4 July 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 126579
OS Grid Reference: SO8627927243
OS Grid Coordinates: 386279, 227243
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9435, -2.2010
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DEERHURST B4213, Lower Apperley
SO 82 NE (south side)
3/38 Apperley Hall
Large farmhouse. Late C16 or early C17, enlarged C17, minor
alterations early C18, early C19, some windows altered mid C20.
Timber-framed, brick nogging and wattle-and-daub infill, brick
gable on right end, tiled roof. Main block 3 bays, one room deep,
2 storeys; 2½ storey cross wing left end, with 2½ storey single
bay, 2-room deep extension on left. To yard: low brick wing on
right not of special interest. Right end of ground floor framing
replaced by brickwork: 2-light C20 casement; 6-panel door,
weatherboard over; small 2-light C20 wooden casement; old 2-light
casement, long brace from missing sill to main post. Above 2 and
single-light C20 casements, 3-light frame set lower over door,
originally with 'Cheese Room' on board attached to it; to left,
normal level, 3-light casement, leaded lights, old glass, iron
opening light. On left cross wing projects: C20 French door; 2-
light mullion-and-transom window over, iron opening light,
weatherboard over. Braces main posts to tie-beam: truss partly
weatherboarded, two- collars with 4-pane window between. To left
later framing, 3 panels high per floor: 2-light window ground
floor. External brick chimney right return, chimney behind ridge
to right of cross wing, and on ridge of later extension to left.
Left return, stone plinth, framing 3-panel high per floor; 2-light
casement replaces door on right, blocked doorway left, boarded door
beyond. Above 3 and 2-light C20 casements, 2 gable trusses, each
with 2 collars, blocked window in right, 4-pane in left. Bear and
ragged staff as finial on rear gable cross wing.
Interior: cellar below front half cross wing. Wide fireplaces,
stone jambs, timber lintel in cross wing and room to right;
ceiling beams with wide chamfers, pyramid stops in room to right.
Jacobean panelling forms partition behind door to yard, with open
lattice over: 2-panel door to right. First floor, 3-board C17
door, moulded edges; 2-board door with wooden pull and 2 wooden
locks, 5-panel C17 door; end bay on right open to roof, next bay
cambered floor over with exposed joists. Roof, angled struts to
principals, one or two pairs purlins, no ridge piece: straight
braces to purlins. In early C19 passage formed in left extension
to door to rear: marginal-light window inserted to rear corner of
cross wing, replaced C20. May be on site of earlier building, from
which badge of Earl of Warwick (bear and ragged staff) taken.
House called Birch Place in C19.
(V.C.H. Gloucestershire, Vol VIII, 1968; D. Verey,
Gloucestershire, the Vale and the Forest of Dean, 1970; old
photohgraph at N.M.R.)
Listing NGR: SO8627927243
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