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The Corner House The Old Forge, Withington

Description: The Corner House The Old Forge

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 129279

OS Grid Reference: SP0310015560
OS Grid Coordinates: 403100, 215560
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8386, -1.9564

Location: 1 High Street, Withington, Gloucestershire GL54 4BE

Locality: Withington
Local Authority: Cotswold District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL54 4BE

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Listing Text


8/175 The Corner House and The Old

Formerly one building, now two. C15, probably altered and
extended. Roughly coursed, roughly dressed limestone, stone slate
roof, ashlar stacks. 'L'-shaped plan. Far right-hand bay and
rear of The Corner House possibly added C17. Gable end of The
Corner House projects forwards slightly on left, The Old Forge runs
away right of lateral stack. C15 former 3-bay open hall (now
subdivided) lit by mullioned and transoms window. The Corner
House; 2 storeys, two 3-light C20 casements with leaded panes in
gable end, similar lights and projecting stack in left wall. C19
six-panel door with upper 2 panels glazed right of ground floor
window. The Old Forge right; 1½ storeys, plinth with moulded
capping, 3-light hollow-chamfered stone-mullioned window with
transom left of projecting lateral stack, 20 plank door right
within wide, part-glazed surround. Half dormer above lit by 2-
light steel casement with horizontal glazing bars. Single light
with timber lintel right of front door, 3-light steel casement with
horizontal glazing bars and timber lintel far right. Similar
window to first floor. Stepped gable end coping. Roll-cross
saddle and kneelers with trefoil cusping to gable end of The Corner
House. Axial and lateral stacks with moulded cappings.
Interior: Large stone fireplace with flat-chamfered surround
formerly heating open hall, left of mullioned and transomed window
(now split into two by partition wall dividing building into 2
halves). Former 3-bay open hall now with upper floor inserted
with single bay solar at east end (marked by position of half
dormer). Arch-braced trusses, 2 tiers of wind braces. Two bays
of former hall visible in The Old Forge, one bay in The Corner
house. Curved spine beam to bay right of front door to The Old
Forge. Reputed to have been a rest house for pilgrims going to
Hailes Abbey in subsequent years variously an Inn, forge and Post

Listing NGR: SP0310515565

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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