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Description: Hillgrove House
Date Listed: 24 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 131977
OS Grid Reference: SO8436602678
OS Grid Coordinates: 384366, 202678
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7226, -2.2277
SO 8502 RODBOROUGH BATH ROAD
17/102 Hillgrove House
Former coaching inn, now flats. 1783 for Sir George Paul. Ashlar
limestone; ashlar chimneys, some rendered; asbestos roof. Two-
storey with attic; double pile plan. Front: 5-window
fenestration, all 12-pane well spaced sashes in plain openings,
some on upper floor with small inserted casement lights. Central
doorway approached up square-fronted stone steps has projecting
flat porch with Tuscan columns and pilaster responds; 6-panel
fielded door with fanlight. Plain upper floor level band; moulded
cornice with plain parapet. Five irregularly spaced gabled roof
dormers with mix of sashes and casements. South end: 2 gables,
right rendered with 2-window sash fenestration; single-window sash
fenestration to left. Tall projecting chimney to left gable.
North end: 2 gables with mixed fenestration. Rear: sash
fenestration, mostly 12-pane. Small upper floor lunette window to
left of centre. Four eaves-mounted chimneys, 2 being tall with
moulded caps; 3 eaves-mounted gabled roof dormers with casements.
Flat-roofed addition to left part of elevation is not of special
interest. Interior not inspected. Built by Sir George Paul and
others to profit from the then newly built Bath turnpike, being
midway between the coaching inn at Petty France and
Gloucester. (N.M. Herbert, 'Rodborough' in V.C.H. Glos. xi, 1976,
pp 218-237; and Road Travel and Transport in Gloucestershire,
Listing NGR: SO8436602678
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Source: English Heritage
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