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Date Listed: 28 June 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 132708
OS Grid Reference: SO8926012218
OS Grid Coordinates: 389260, 212218
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8085, -2.1572
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SO 81 SE CRANHAM -
Detached house. Late C15; c1810 rebuilding. Random and coursed
rubble limestone; ashlar and brick rebuilt chimneys; artificial
stone and Welsh slate roofs. Two-storey. South end: this part
rebuilt in C19 giving 3-window fenestration, all 12-pane sashes in
various sized openings; central doorway with double small-paned
glazed doors and cobweb fanlight. Hipped roof. East side:
rebuilt on earlier random rubble base walls to left, single 12-pane
sash window to each floor having timber lintel. Stone pointed
arched doorway to right, now blocked, line of original gable end
being indicated by quoins above. Remainder of elevation to right
represents main part of C15 house with C19 restored 3-light
chamfered mullioned ground floor window with hoodmould, 2-light
with hood to upper floor. Fenestration altered to sashes to right,
one per floor. Raking buttress in right corner. Gable-mounted
chimney with chamfered cap to north end. West side: right part
rebuilt incorporatng some earlier masonry, especially tapering
projection below rebuilt eaves-mounted chimney. Left part retains
mullioned fenestration to ground floor; two C20 roof dormers.
Interior: main room of original house contains large fireplace
with various carvings to chamfered stone jambs, these consisting of
cusped lancet panels and circular rose motifs, all arranged in
haphazard manner. Heavy beamed ceiling. House was probably a
property of Gloucester Abbey, landowners of much of Cranham parish.
The carved fireplace jambs were probably executed by visiting
monks, the building possibly being used as a retreat.
(D. Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979)
Listing NGR: SO8926012218
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