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Pineapple Spa Spa Cottages, Swell

Description: Pineapple Spa Spa Cottages

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 129991

OS Grid Reference: SP1793925730
OS Grid Coordinates: 417939, 225730
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9298, -1.7405

Location: B4068, Swell, Gloucestershire GL54 1LF

Locality: Swell
Local Authority: Cotswold District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL54 1LF

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Listing Text

SP 1/25
(NW Side)
Pineapple Spa and
25.8.60 Nos 1, 2 & 3 Spa


Cottages and former Spa (converted to cottage) c.1807. Coursed rubble with
ashlar quoins and dressings, the former Spa Pump Room is in ashlar; Cotswold
stone roofs, coped verges, ashlar chimneys; No 3 stepped down hill. The main
part, Nos 1 and 2, has an ashlar central feature in the Hindu (Sezincote)
style; 1½ storeys, panelled flanking pilasters, panelled and enriched parapet:
2 dormers with concave gables and finials and with glazing bar sash window;
2 diamond-pane windows on ground floor with ogee-headed double surround capped
by anthemion finials; central doorway with panelled pilasters, concave sided
panel over and an extrordinary stone segmental hood capped by a pineapple
finial; (20 half glazed door with diamond glazing). The flanking cottages
(Nos 1 and 2) are 2 storeyed and have raised surrounds to openings; central
paired windows with lobed heads and diamond lattice casements, outer ledged
dcors; No 1 has 2-light stone mullioned attic window in gable. No 3 is plainer:
2 storeys, 3 windows. 2-light leaded casements with raised surrounds; central
doorway over which is a keyed bullseye inscribed "Carbonated Chalbyate Discovered
1807". The back of the Spa Cottage (Pineapple Spa) has reverse quadrant walls
forming a later skullery; inside is a vaulted cellar over the spring; the
main room has a tall arch with rusticated outer jambs - presumably this
entry was once open.

Listing NGR: SP1793925730

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Source: English Heritage

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