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Watercombe House, Bisley-with-Lypiatt

Description: Watercombe House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 January 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 132691

OS Grid Reference: SO9251604915
OS Grid Coordinates: 392516, 204915
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7429, -2.1098

Location: Bisley, Gloucestershire GL6 7PN

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

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Listing Text


16/132 Watercombe House



Detached house. Early C18, considerably rebuilt 1799-1833 by
Thomas Baker for himself. Random and coursed rubble limestone;
ashlar and rendered brick chimneys; stone and Welsh slate roofs.
Double-pile plan, 3-storey. Two-storey service and stable addition
at north end. East front: 3-window fenestration, all 3-light
small-paned timber casements with timber lintels; hoodmoulds above
ground and middle floor casements. Central doorway with Regency
architraves, double panelled doors and wrought iron porch with tent
roof, ironwork incorporating initials 'T B" and date '1844'. Ends:
2 gable-mounted chimneys to each end, north service addition having
east-facing 3-light chamfered mullioned casements and doorway with
timber lintel. Service wing roof hipped at north end, north
elevation having oval arched coach doorway and round arched stable
door with fanlight. Ridge-mounted chimney is initialled 'T B' and
dated '1833' and '1799' to front and rear faces respectively.
Rear: central oval arched doorway enters at middle floor level,
bridge spanning deep area. Doorway now blocked with casement. Two
3-light mullioned casements to ground floor; leaded casements to
upper floors.
Interior: doorways and fireplaces with bold reeded architraves
having roundels to corners. Staircase with stick balusters and
wreathed handrail terminals. Part of original spiral stair
retained in south gable. Service wing contains fine timber cider
press with wooden screw, dated '1811 T.B.'. Small summer house
stands on garden terrace to south west (q.v.).
(N.M. Herbert, 'Bisley' in V.C.H. Glos. xi, 1976, pp 4-40; and D.
Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979)

Listing NGR: SO9251604915

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Source: English Heritage

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