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Bowden Hall Hotel, Upton St Leonards

Description: Bowden Hall Hotel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 October 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 131832

OS Grid Reference: SO8710415095
OS Grid Coordinates: 387104, 215095
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8343, -2.1885

Location: Nuthill, Upton St Leonards, Gloucestershire GL4 8ED

Locality: Upton St Leonards
Local Authority: Stroud District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL4 8ED

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Listing Text


3/170 Bowden Hall Hotel
(previously listed as Bowden
Hall and stables)

Former large country house; now hotel with attached former
stables. 1770; altered and enlarged c.1970. Brick; stucco
facing; brick chimneys; Welsh slate roof. Rectangular block;
3-storey; attached 2-storey service wing to rear linking with 2-
storey former stable block to north west. South west front:
three 3-storey bows with parapet roof, bow to right being C20
addition; 3 sashes at each level to each bow, plate glass C19 to
ground and middle floors, 6-pane C18 to upper floor; projecting
curved balcony at middle floor level with iron railings of C19;
mutilated stone modillion parapet cornice; plain bands at floor
levels. North west entrance front: 3-window sash fenestration,
altered on ground floor, all C19 plate glass except upper floor
left C20 casement; central projecting pedimented Ionic porch; C20
panelled doors; small round arched niche to right now blocked but
formerly with narrow C19 sash; plain band at middle floor level;
chamfered quoins to left; projecting pilaster to right; off-
centre roof light in hipped roof. Service wing projects to left
linking with side of C-plan stables and coach house; sash
fenestration, altered in stable block but retaining original plain
architraves; hipped roof above modillion eaves to stables with
chamfered quoins; central to stable block attached late C19
single-storey room with hipped roof, vent louvres in gablet and
cambered-arched mullioned and transomed window with stained glass
to each face - possibly former Eton Fives court recorded in
Birchall diaries. South east: C20 elevation to hotel addition
replacing former C19 conservatory.
Interior much altered but retains staircase with 3 turned balusters
per tread of open string and swept wreathed handrails; tall round-
arched stair window on landing with white stained glass. Large
central 3-centred arched coach doorway in stable block obscured by
later Cl9 addition. Home of John Dearman Birchall in C19.
Stands in landscaped grounds. (D. Verey, Gloucestershire: The
Vale and the Forest of Dean, 1976; and ed. D. Verey, The Diary of
a Victorian Squire (Dearman Birchall), 1983.)

Listing NGR: SO8710415095

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Source: English Heritage

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