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Description: Chesterhill House
Date Listed: 24 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 132091
OS Grid Reference: SO8392601236
OS Grid Coordinates: 383926, 201236
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7096, -2.2340
SO 8201-8301 WOODCHESTER CONVENT LANE
18/216 Chesterhill House
Large detached house. c1790 for Lord Ducie. Coursed rubble
limestone with ashlar dressings; coursed rubble chimneys; Welsh
slate roof. Two-storey with cellar; small 2-storey addition on
south side. West front: 3-window fenestration, all sashes with
stone lintels; tall 12-pane to ground floor, 20-pane to upper
floor. Central doorway with flat hoodmould, part glazed door and
rectangular light over. Projecting eaves to hipped roof. East
front: symmetrical sash window fenestration with flat hoodmoulds;
two outer bowed 15-pane sashes to ground floor; three sashes to
upper floor, central 12-pane, outer 20-pane. Central 2-light
chamfered mullioned cellar casement. Sides have asymmetrical sash
fenestration below central eaves-mounted chimney with moulded cap,
north side having one bowed sash with brass frame and glazing bars.
Late C19 off-centre brick addition to south side with sashes.
Interior: C19 staircase but earlier landing with small central
oval well. Simple central skylight. Good late C18 marble
fireplace brought from elsewhere. Occupied by Lord Ducie's agent,
John Morton, in the 1830s. Later the residence of Catholic
writers Henry William Wilberforce and Matthew Bridges.
(W.J. Sheils, 'Woodchester' in V.C.H. Glos. xi, 1976, pp. 294-304.)
Listing NGR: SO8392601236
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