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Description: Upper Dorval House
Date Listed: 4 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 128368
OS Grid Reference: SO9477003510
OS Grid Coordinates: 394770, 203510
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7303, -2.0771
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SO 90 SW SAPPERTON SAPPERTON VILLAGE
1/92 Upper Dorval House
4.6.52 (formerly listed as Dorvel House
Detached house. c1902/3 by Ernest Barnsley, with late C17 core.
Rubble stone with smooth stone dressings to end wings, Cotswold
stone-slate roof, 2 stone stacks on central section, one gable
stack to each wing. 2 storey central original section has 3-storey
cross gable wing to left extending back and 2-storey cross gable
wing to right extending forward with extra 2-storey wing to south
continuing line of original section. Large gabled porch to
central section with stone tile-hung gable. 3 windows to centre,
twin leaded casements, and 3 on ground floor with continuous wooden
lintel over the 2 to the left of porch. Windows on wing to right
are small pane timber casements under wooden lintels, 2-light in
cross gable, 3-light below. Wing to left has plain chamfered 2-
light stone-mullion leaded casements under straight dripmould.
Both Barnsley's added wings have slit vents in the gables.
Interior: central section has very fine plaster ceiling by Ernest
Gimson. Many original doors (with their latches) and window seats
survive, also panelling and the main stairs. The Arts and Crafts
architects and furniture designers, Ernest Gimsoii and the Barnsley
brothers, Ernest and Sidney, came to Sapperton in c1902 having
already lived for some years in the area at Pinbury and Daneway.
Each man built a house for himself in the village in close
proximity to the others, all of which survive. Of the three,
Ernest Barnsley's is the least altered externally and also contains
a considerable number of original features.
Listing NGR: SO9477003510
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Source: English Heritage
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