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Cotswold Farmhouse, Duntisbourne Abbots

Description: Cotswold Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 127141

OS Grid Reference: SO9810709386
OS Grid Coordinates: 398107, 209386
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7831, -2.0288

Location: Duntisbourne Abbots, Gloucestershire GL7 7JS

Locality: Duntisbourne Abbots
Local Authority: Cotswold District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL7 7JS

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Listing Text


6/40 Cotswold Farmhouse



Large country house. C17 with extensive 1926 enlargement by
Sidney Barnsley; some later C20 alterations. Coursed and random
rubble limestone; dressed stone windows, doorways and quoins;
ashlar chimneys to earlier house with moulded skirts and caps;
coursed rubble with dressed quoins and slate weathering to chimneys
on C20 additions; some ornamental leadwork; stone slate roof.
C17 house of 2 storeys with attic; 2-span roof is C20 alteration;
2 wings at back; 2 more wings added in C20 to form L-plan, mostly
2-storey with attic; 2-storey front porch; single-storey porch
added at back. Central gabled porch in front elevation with 2
windows either side to ground floor, all recessed chamfered
mullioned and of 2 lights; two 2-light windows to upper floor and
a single light to right of porch; 4-centred moulded archway to
porch with hoodmould, and to upper floor a 2-light recessed
chamfered mullioned window with hoodmould. Cross-gabled wings
added at each end to form courtyard, both of 2 storeys with attic;
attic windows in gables are 2-light recessed chamfered mullioned
without hoodmoulds, with a slit vent over, having a decorated head
formed by a notch in stone lintel and 2 projecting pointed jamb
stones; fenestration below is generally in line with gables and of
2 and 3-lights with hoodmoulds; all windows having leaded
casements. Cross-gabled wing to south east has fenestration as
described facing courtyard, but a blank north east facing end gable
with ridge chimney stack; similar gable in opposite wing has
pierced stone floral attic vent. South side of south east wing
roofed in artificial stone slates; canted mullioned and transomed
bay window to ground floor; much decorative leadwork, especially
heraldic shield on rainwater head; wing reduced to single storey
with attic as it runs back with 2-light window in half-dormer
gable; 3 and 2-light windows to ground and upper floor in line
with return gable on west end of wing; slit vent in gable over.
Gabled end of original house facing south has central chimney stack
at ridge matching similar stack at north end; off-centre
fenestration below: doorway with 4-centred moulded arch and hood;
2-light chamfered mullioned window to left with similar 2-light
over. Single-storey wing adjoining to west has doorway with fiat
stone porch hood on moulded stone brackets; 4-light mullioned
windows either side of doorway with cavetto mouldings and hood;
chimney at ridge with moulded cap; west end of wing is late C20
sun room; 2-light recessed chamfered mullioned window at back of
this wing faces on to back courtyard. Back elevation to original
house of 4 windows with 2-light chamfered mullioned attic windows
without hoods in attic gables; 3-light to floors below in line
With gables; two 2-light in upper floor between 3-lights, all
recessed chamfered mullioned with hoodmoulds, central porch with
hipped roof; additional doorway inserted to left in late C20.
Wing to north of back court: four 2-light chamfered mullioned
windows with hoodmoulds and stone flat arches over face court;
stone steps lead to upper level doorway at end of wing; on north
side a single low-level 3-light chamfered mullioned window with
hoodmould and external protective grille. Service wing to north
is altered late C20, but has doorway with 4-centred arch and
chamfered moulding.
Interior includes 2 rooms with plasterwork by Norman Jewson: the
ceiling in dining room has oak leaf patterning while that in
library also depicts Cotswold animals (including a monkey!).
Panelling and bookcases in library by Sidney Barnsley; in the
dining room is a stained glass window of 3-lights my Morris & Co.,
and designed by E. Burne-Jones, depicting scenes from the life of
St. Cecilia. Terraced formal gardens designed by Jewson. A late
and very important example of the Arts and Crafts movement. (D.
Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979.)

Listing NGR: SO9810709386

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Source: English Heritage

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