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Sydenhams, Bisley-with-Lypiatt

Description: Sydenhams

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 28 June 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 132674

OS Grid Reference: SO8973607819
OS Grid Coordinates: 389736, 207819
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7690, -2.1501

Location: Bisley, Gloucestershire GL6 7BU

Locality: Bisley-with-Lypiatt
Local Authority: Stroud District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL6 7BU

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Listing Text



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4/115 Sydenhams Farmhouse



Detached farmhouse. Late C16; enlarged early C17. c1930
restoration and enlargement by Norman Jewson; further later C20
enlargement. Random rubble limestone; ashlar chimneys; stone
slate roof. Two-storey with attic and cellar, original north-south
range with cross wing at south end forming L-plan. South front:
three window fenestration, outer 3-light, central upper floor
single-light, all recessed chamfered mullioned with continuous drip
course to ground floor. Central doorway with chamfered opening,
gabled porch hood and 8-panel door. Central ridge-mounted chimney
with moulded cap. East side: 2 parapet gables with cross roll
saddles; central stone water shute between gables. Single window
fenestration to each gable; left with 3-light ground floor,
hoodmould extending from south front, 2-light upper floor and
single-light attic. Three-light to ground and upper floors of
right gable, 2-light to attic, all with hoodmoulds. Later single-
storey outbuilding projects forward to right having attached stone
mounting block with kennel beneath. West side: parapet gable end
of cross wing projects forward to right in ashlar masonry. Large
offset buttress has side access to cellar opening behind. Two-
window fenestration to ground and upper floor, 2-light casements to
ground floor being C20 additions; single and 2-light to upper
floor; off-centre single attic light, quatrefoil attic vent to
right. Gable mounted chimney with moulded cap. Continuous drip
course above ground floor fenestration continues to north side of
wing; single window to this side to each floor, both 2-light.
Main range continues to left with Tudor arched and 2-light C14
lancet illuminating spiral stair. Two-light mullioned fenestration
to left. North end: extended in C20 with parapet gable end. Most
eaves lack gutters, rainwater being thrown off wall at drip
mouldings in the traditional manner.
Interior: many plank doors with ironmongery by Alfred Bucknell of
Waterlane. Fine panelled room by Percy Tanner with decorative
plasterwork. Iron radiator grilles by Norman Bucknell. Jacobean
cupboard in another room. Plank and muntin partitions on upper
floor. Various outbuildings and 2 pairs of gate piers (q.v.) to
(N.M. Herbert, 'Bisley' in V.C.H. Glos. xi, 1976, pp 4-40; M.A.
Rudd, Historical Records of Bisley with Lypiatt, 1937, and D.
Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979)

Listing NGR: SO8973607819

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Source: English Heritage

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