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Date Listed: 24 June 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 127224
OS Grid Reference: SO9478510494
OS Grid Coordinates: 394785, 210494
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7931, -2.0770
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SO 91 SW SYDE -
Wrongly shown on OS map as Highcroft. Former chapel or priest's
house; now small detached house. C14; C18 addition to upper end;
further C19 addition; C20 wing at back. Coursed, squared and
random rubble limestone; ashlar dressings; stone slate roof. 2-
storey with attic; cross-passage inserted in early C16; single-
room, 2-storey C18 addition to form 2 dwellings. Front has
scattered fenestration: large doorway with 3-centred arched head,
hood moulding and mutilated labels has been reduced in size with
smaller opening, plank door and timber lintel inserted; 2-light
recessed chamfered mullioned window to left and trefoil-headed
lancet to upper floor; clear break in masonry to right of doorway,
a timber casement with timber lintel to each floor beyond, and a
blocked doorway to left with embedded timber lintel; 2 ridge
mounted rebuilt ashlar chimneys. Lower end has parapet gable with
mutilated saddle; 2 offset buttresses; blocked trefoil-headed
Lancet off centre to upper floor. At back projecting single-
storey wing almost obscures matching 3-centred arched headed
doorway, now mostly internal; ogee-headed lancet to right of wing;
cinquefoil-headed lancet to upper floor; to left of wing a very
small trefoil-headed lancet, presumably reset. single-window
fenestration to back of C18 addition as at front; pantiles to part
reverse slope. Fenestration to wing: metal casements with timber
Interior has stone spiral staircase beside central fireplace;
single arched-braced raised cruck in roof to older part with slots
for missing windbraces. This may have been the chantry chapel
founded by Thomas Berkeley, lord of the manor, in 1343. It became
a dwelling house by early C16. (N. M. Herbert, 'Syde' in V.C.H.
Glos. vii, 1981, pp. 227-232.)
Listing NGR: SO9478510494
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