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Rooksmoor House, Woodchester

Description: Rooksmoor House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 28 June 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 132002

OS Grid Reference: SO8422203167
OS Grid Coordinates: 384222, 203167
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7270, -2.2298

Location: Rooksmoor Hill, Rodborough, Gloucestershire GL5 5ND

Locality: Woodchester
Local Authority: Stroud District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL5 5ND

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Listing Text

(west side)

15/127 Rooksmoor House



Formerly large house with attached former weaving house; now 2
houses. Mid C16 with early C17 addition; late C17 wing; early
C18 addition. Random and coursed rubble limestone; rebuilt
rendered brick chimneys; stone slate roof. Two-storey with
attic; various additions form T-plan. East side (on Rooksmoor
Hill): 4 gables, oldest pair to right of 2 builds; mid C16 at
right end has parapet gable with cross roll saddle, 2+2-light
recessed chamfered ground floor casement with hoodmould and doorway
to left with rendered lintel and 4-panel door; 2- and 3-light
casements above under combined hoodmould; off-centre attic 2-
light. Early C17 gable to left has 3-light recessed cavetto
mullioned casement to ground and upper floors; 2-light to attic
with single-light in gable apex. Two gables to left are early C18
addition with rendered chimney to each; 2-light stair casements
set between gables. Ridge-mounted chimney at junction between 2
parts of building has double pulvinated frieze below moulded cap.
North end: parapet gabled with rebuilt chimney. West side:
parapet gable to left of earliest part of house with 3-light
recessed cavetto mullioned ground floor casement, off-centre 2-
light above and single attic light, all with hoodmoulds. Small
round arched recess above attic casement. Upper floor additon in
angle with west wing supported on brick pier has round arched sash
window to each face. Late C17 wing has cross window fenestration,
continuous dripmould above those to ground floor, combining
hoodmould to upper floor windows; central gable to north and
south, south with 3-light casement. Doorway with bolection
moulded architraves at junction between wing and main range with
dripmould rising over 2 fixed lights above doorway; original plank
door. Two gables of continuation of main range to south, left
having cross windows as to wing, right with 3-window 2-light
chamfered mullioned casements; two 2-light under combined hood to
attic with 2-light above. Central C20 porch addition. Interior:
fine panelled room in west wing has bolection moulded stone
fireplace, bolection moulded door architraves with broken pediment
over having small urn. Earlier features in north part of house.
C19 linenfold panelling in room in south part of house, also having
Gothick pierced truss beams with decorated spandrels. Presumably
the mill house of Rooksmoor Mill.
(D. Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979.)

Listing NGR: SO8422203167

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Source: English Heritage

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