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The Wool House, Bibury

Description: The Wool House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 127349

OS Grid Reference: SP1139906678
OS Grid Coordinates: 411399, 206678
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7587, -1.8362

Locality: Bibury
Local Authority: Cotswold District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL7 5NH

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Listing Text

SP 1006-1106
(south side)
11/102 The Wool House (previously listed
under Field Farmhouse with
barn and outbuildings)
Former farmhouse, now house on end of row. Early-mid C17; later
C17 additions. Coursed and random rubble limestone; brick and
rubble rebuilt and ashlar chimneys; stone slate roof. Central 2-
storey with attic section; 2-storey ranges to east and west Short
2-storey rear wing at east end; long range of single and 2-storey
outbuildings to west end. Front: full gabled section to right of
centre has single-window fenestration, 3-light recessed chamfered
mullioned casement to ground floor, 2-light to upper floor and
attic, all with hoodmoulds. Right corner of gable is corbelled
above lower adjacent roof. Doorway with stone lintel and plank
door to left. Large 2-storey addition to left has 2 half gables,
2-window fenestration; 3-light C20 restored mullioned casements to
ground floor, 2-light in each gable. Small single stair-light to
right with hoodmould. Ridge-mounted chimneys to each end of east
addition, that to east gable end projects with corbelled stack.
Section to right was formerly part of Field Cottage (q.v.), has one
half gable with single-window casement fenestration. Rear: east
return wing has one west-facing half gable. Long outbuilding range
incorporates possibly former domestic section with 2-light upper
floor mullioned casement; part to south partially converted from
cart shed. Tall rubble chimney with paired ashlar shafts and
moulded caps at junction with front range. Flat-roofed addition to
rear of front range is not of special interest.
Interior: moulded stone fireplaces, formerly in upper floor, now
in ground floor rooms. Moulded Tudor arched doorway and internal
wall dividing principal room now removed. Forms part of group with
Field Cottage.
(Illustrated in W.G. Davie and E.G. Dawber, Old Cottages .... in
the Cotswold District, 1905)

Listing NGR: SP1139906678

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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