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Date Listed: 28 June 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 131969
OS Grid Reference: SO8411403488
OS Grid Coordinates: 384114, 203488
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7299, -2.2314
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SO 8403-8503 RODBOROUGH BATH ROAD
15/94 Achards (previously listed
as The Archards)
Large detached house. Early C18 on older site; extensive C19 and
C20 restorations. Random rubble limestone with roughcast render;
rendered brick-rebuilt chimneys; stone slate roof. Two-storey
with attic and cellar; C20 rear additon and linking section to
barn to north (q.v.). Front: 7-window fenestration grouped 2:3:2,
all stone cross windows with hoodmoulds except 2 ground floor
sashes to right with plain keyed architraves. Two cellar 2-light
chamfered mullioned casements below sashes in stone plinth. C20
hipped roofed porch left of centre; gabled C19 roof dormers at
each end of hipped and sprocketed roof with modillion eaves
cornice. Irregularly coursed exposed quoins. Two ridge-mounted
chimneys. South end: lean-to conservatory with 2 cross windows to
upper above. Rear: cross windows to left part of elevation as to
front. C20 altered rear wing is not of special interest. Lower-
roofed addition at north end has various C20 alterations. Blocked
cross window above.
Interior: open well staircase with splat balusters appears altered
or repositioned in C19. Various classical fireplaces said to have
come from Bristol. A 1797 view illustrates Achards with a large
gabled part at south end, possibly a C16 or C17 house to which the
early C18 building was attached.
(N.M. Herbert, 'Rodborough' in V.C.H. Glos. xi, 1976, pp 218-234)
Listing NGR: SO8411403488
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