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Firwood, Chalford

Description: Firwood

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 June 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 132799

OS Grid Reference: SO8854202507
OS Grid Coordinates: 388542, 202507
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7212, -2.1673

Location: Smythe Meadow, Chalford, Gloucestershire GL6 8AS

Locality: Chalford
Local Authority: Stroud District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL6 8AS

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Listing Text


13/5 Firwood


Large detached house with chapel. Mid-late C17; extensive
addition c1830; c1890 chapel added for Christopher Smith. Ashlar
and random rubble limestone; ashlar chimneys; concrete tile,
stone and Welsh slate roofs. Two-storey rectangular block added to
end of two-storey with attic house; attached chapel on east side.
South front: main elevation of c1830 house. Three-window
fenestration, all 12-pane sashes except glazed doors to left. Two
segmental 2-storey bows, ground floor openings in segmental arched
recess; similar recess to central upper floor sash window.
Central doorway with 8-panel fielded door, decorative rectangular
light over and side lights, all with Regency architraves. Portico
porch with Ionic columns in antis; moulded cornice with blocking
course. Plain upper floor level band; moulded eaves cornice with
blocking course. Three ball finials. C20 flat-roofed addition to
right is not of special interest. West side: central ground floor
and 2 upper floor sashes in plain openings; band and cornice
continued from front. Scattered timber mullioned fenestration to
earlier part of house to left, mostly with leaded iron casements
and timber lintels. Two C20 raking roof dormers. Cl9 ridge-
mounted chimney; roof hipped at north end with Cl9 attached
outbuildings. East side: 2-window to ashlar elevation returned
from front. Late C19 chapel linked to house by flat-roofed C20
addition which is not of special interest. Simple traceried chapel
windows. Interior: doorways have Regency architraves. Elliptical
staircase with stick balusters lit by oval domed roof-light.
(M.A. Rudd, Historical Records of Bisley with Lypiatt, 1937; and
D. Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979)

Listing NGR: SO8854202507

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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