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The Thatched Cottage, Bisley-with-Lypiatt

Description: The Thatched Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 132686

OS Grid Reference: SO9332604481
OS Grid Coordinates: 393326, 204481
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7390, -2.0980

Location: Bisley, Gloucestershire GL7 6LW

Locality: Bisley-with-Lypiatt
Local Authority: Stroud District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL7 6LW

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Listing Text


16/127 The Thatched Cottage


Detached house. Part C18. Mostly c1905 by Alfred Powell; recent
C20 addition. Random rubble limestone and vertical timber
boarding; rubble chimneys; thatched roof. Two-storey original
house to east end; 2-storey cross-gabled block to west with angled
single-storey range with attic extending further west; cellar at
west end. Late C20 two-storey wing on south side. Irregular and
picturesque composition with thatched roof draping over the whole.
Older part built into bank with mullioned and transomed full-
height casement to north gable end. Cross gabled link block to
west has iron small-paned casements; doorway with plank door and
lean-to porch on north side. West-facing gable has glazed upper
floor door-window with iron balcony. Vertical weatherboarding in
gables with horizontal boarding to lower part. West wing is set at
angle to east part, leaded iron casements in timber frames, small
casements to west gable end having timber lintels. North side of
wing has vertical boarding. Gable end chimneys with stone slate
weatherings. Open-fronted west-facing timber outbuildng attached
to north west corner, also with thatched roof.
Interior: many fittings by Sapperton Arts and Crafts group.
Vertical panelling has bold cover strips. Open tie-beam truss
roofs, upper floor of C18 part being removed. Bedroom loft at end
of west range reached by ladder. Parlour below has plaster oak-
leaf trail frieze by Ernest Gimson. A very rare example of the
potter Alfred Powell's architectural design, his other recorded
work being at Ewhurst in Surrey. Secluded position in wood.
(D. Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979)

Listing NGR: SO9332604481

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Source: English Heritage

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