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Old Vicarage, Brookthorpe-with-Whaddon

Description: Old Vicarage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 September 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 131662

OS Grid Reference: SO8354812231
OS Grid Coordinates: 383548, 212231
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8085, -2.2400

Location: A4173, Brookthorpe, Gloucestershire GL4 0UJ

Locality: Brookthorpe-with-Whaddon
Local Authority: Stroud District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL4 0UJ

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Listing Text

WHADDON (west side), Brookthorpe

5/5 Old Vicarage


Former vicarage, now large detached house. 1846, by Thomas Henry
Wyatt and David Brandon. Coursed and squared rubble limestone;
ashlar dressings; stone slate roof. Double-pile, 2-storey; Gothic
revival. North front: blank parapet gable end to right of porch
has ashlar ridge chimney stack with chamfered sides to shaft and
moulded cap; parapet gabled projecting buttressed porch with carved
cross above cross-roll saddle and carved inscription picked out in
paint above moulded 4-centred archway; inscription reads; 'ps 127'
(psalm 127) above incised ribbon with 'nisi dns'; further lettering
around archway reads: 'pax intrantibus' and 'salus exertuntibus'
all in Gothic script; stained glass in pointed side wall lancets.
Scattered fenestration to left of porch dominated by large 6-light
mullioned and transomed staircase window with hoodmould; tall 2-
light mullioned casement with hood to left, and 2 small 2-light
mullioned casements to upper floor. Beyond parapet gabled end
lower service wing to left has cross-window in parapet gabled half
dormer and other scattered fenestration. Two-window fenestration to
west end, that to right in parapet gable being 6-light mullioned
and transomed with hoodmould, 2-light above, and carved shield in
gable; 2-light in parapet gabled half dormer to left with 2-light
below. South elevation has parapet gable to left with hipped-
roofed canted 2-storey mullioned and transomed bay window; buttress
to right terminates parapet; artificial stone rebuilt ridge mounted
chimney stack behind. Single-window fenestration to remainder of
elevation: mullioned and transomed with 2-light in parapet gabled
half dormer; service wing beyond also with single 2-light to each
floor. Parapet double-gabled east end with chimney stack between
rising from valley.
Interior has many original carved stone fireplaces, especially in
principal room, which has richly carved pointed arch; also in this
room very fine realistic carved stone foliage on capitals of bay
window responds, also carved on face. An unaltered and early
example of the High Victorian Gothic revival. (John Martin
Robinson, The W atts - An Architectural Dynasty, 1979, page 261;
and D. Verey, Gloucestershire: The Vale and the Forest of Dean,

Listing NGR: SO8354812231

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Source: English Heritage

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