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Description: Eadtington House
Date Listed: 9 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 132338
OS Grid Reference: SO7799305437
OS Grid Coordinates: 377993, 205437
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7472, -2.3202
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SO 7705 and EASTINGTON
SO 7805 (east side)
12/79 and 13/79 Eastington House
Formerly called Millend House, large detached house. Built
probably soon after 1569, said to have 10 hearths in 1672.
Acquired by Henry Hicks, local mill owner by 1800 and much altered
at this period, dates in leadwork 1791-1806. Roughcast-faced with
quoins and coped gables to front, some of original fabric is
timber-framed, later alterations in brick. Slate roof, mainly
ashlar stacks, including one large ridge stack to west with 3
diagonally set square flues with moulded cornices, and large
external stack to rear of east end. Thought originally to have
been H-plan, rear gables either removed or never built. Centre
front section filled in c1800 with additional gable to left and
linking cross piece, latter further enlarged at end of C19 when
many alterations were made internally including insertion of very
large staircase on north side. Scattered fenestration, with some
surviving 2 or 3-light stone mullions with square hoodmould, front
and sides mainly sashed c1800 with plain surrounds, right hand and
new gable having Venetian windows on first floor (blind to right)
and small round-arched attic lights with Gothick glazing bars.
Right hand return has 2-storey bow with 3 long paired casements to
Interior has many original chamfered and stopped beams, paired
arched wind bracing in roof on original wings of H, most original
wide elm floorboards. C19 alterations largely on ground floor,
including panelled arches to large hall. Some wallpaper from this
period may also survive in dining room.
(VCH, Gloucestershire, Vol X, 1972)
Listing NGR: SO7799305437
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Source: English Heritage
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