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Brimpsfield House, Brimpsfield

Description: Brimpsfield House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 127113

OS Grid Reference: SO9394412674
OS Grid Coordinates: 393944, 212674
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8127, -2.0892

Location: Brimpsfield, Gloucestershire GL4 8LD

Locality: Brimpsfield
Local Authority: Cotswold District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL4 8LD

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Listing Text


2/12 Brimpsfield House



Large country house. C17, enlarged in early C19 and remodelled in
early C20. Limestone ashlar with stone slate roof; ashlar chimney
shafts with moulded caps; one paired C17 chimney. C17 part: two
storeys with attic; fireplace backing onto cross-passsage (now
blocked); two C19 wings added. C17 west front gable has recessed
chamfered mullioned windows with hood mouldings, 3-light to ground
floor and 2-light to attic; the 2-light has original iron
casements; embedded in the wall are fragments of stone chevron
decoration from Brimpsfield Castle. North and south facing walls
of C17 house have 3-light windows to ground and upper floor, apart
from 4-light north facing ground floor window. Four-window south
wing with 16-pane sashes and keystone lintels; chamfered surround
to east facing doorway, and a timber porch. Stone mounting block
south of garden wall topped by iron railings; iron gate entry into
garden. At south end is hipped roofed C19 extension of one storey.
Early C19 east wing also has 16-pane sashes: one facing north in
much altered elevation of scattered fenestration. Alterations to
the north elevation in C20 include the elaborately moulded doorway
with deep shell hood, and a canted oriel window over; also gabled
3-light mullioned window, and a small upper floor room projecting
on stone corbels. At basement level: doorway with early C19 timber
panelled surround and C19 window with timber lintel. C20 gabled
eastern end has medieval chimney from Brimpsfield Castle used as
apex finial; 3-light mullioned windows to ground and upper floor;
2-light basement window. South of east wing are attached C19
stables with separate pitched roof; complete original fittings.
C17 house interior has an original beam in ground floor room with
jewelled chamfer stops (design matches the panelling now in
Brimpsfield Park, q.v.). In the garden: game house, (q.v.), and
C19 or early C20 dog kennels, (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SO9394412674

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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