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Description: Througham Court
Date Listed: 28 June 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 132682
OS Grid Reference: SO9207807915
OS Grid Coordinates: 392078, 207915
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7699, -2.1162
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SO 90 NW BISLEY-WITH-LYPIATT THROUGHAM
5/123 Througham Court
Large detached house. Early C17; early C18 extension to east;
C19 incorporation of former barn to north and addition of service
wing. Restored by Norman Jewson 1932. Random rubble limestone;
ashlar chimneys; stone slate roof. Two-storey with attic, L-plan.
Former barn and service wing form west-facing courtyard to north.
North and west sides: 2 parapet gables to C17 house on each of
these elevations, each with quatrefoil gable vent and cross roll
saddles. Parapet copings span rainwater outlet with stone chute
between each gable and at corners. Continuous string courses with
recessed cavetto mullioned casements positioned irregularly below
on north side, 2, 3 and 4-light casements to ground and upper
floor; 2-light in each gable with separate hoodmoulds. Two-light
casements below each gable on west side to upper floor and attic;
various single-light casements to ground and upper floor. Stone
rainwater downpipe on north side feeding water to stone tank.
Former north doorway now blocked, present doorway with plank door
in C18 addition to east. Two gables to west side of barn, each
with 7 rows of pigeon holes with perches. Loft doorway with timber
lintel and plank door to left gable with stone steps and projecting
nosing to landing. Parapet north gable end of barn extended and
linked to north service wing. Courtyard wall has gateway with
decorative wrought iron gate. South side: cross-gabled part of
Cl7 house projects forward to left with gable end chimney having
moulded cap. Continuous drip courses; various single-light
casements. Single-window fenestration below east-facing parapet
gable, 4-light to ground floor, 3-light to upper floor, 2-light
with separate hoodmould to attic. Main part of south elevation has
scattered 2-light casements, continuous drip course to ground floor
only. Plain chamfered opening to doorway. Two gabled roof
dormers. Two ridge-mounted chimneys with moulded caps. East side:
various single and 2-light casements to main gable end to left.
Two gables to barn with pigeon holes; C20 restored mullioned
Interior: main room has large fireplace with chamfered surround.
Ogee beam chamfer stops. Early cupboards in room above parlour.
Cellar contains former cockpit. Former barn has unusual Rococo
fireplace, presumably brought from elsewhere. Extended collar barn
roof. A very good example of the early C17 L-plan type of house,
together with the former barn forming a very picturesque courtyard.
(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: SO9207807915
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