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Chalford Place, Chalford

Description: Chalford Place

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 28 June 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 132866

OS Grid Reference: SO8918602473
OS Grid Coordinates: 389186, 202473
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7209, -2.1579

Location: A419, Chalford, Gloucestershire GL6 8NS

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

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Listing Text

(off south side)

13/72 Chalford Place (previously
listed as The Company Arms)


Detached house. Mid C16, enlarged mid-late C17. South front
rebuilt c1710. C19 and C20 alterations. Random and coursed rubble
and ashlar limestone; ashlar chimneys; stone slate roof. North
side 2-storey with attic; south side 3-storey. Two-storey
additions to each end. South front: asymmetrical but presumably
intended to be balanced. Part projects forward to left of centre,
2-window fenestration to ground and middle floor, all 12-pane
sashes with thick ovolo glazing bars in openings with shouldered
and eared keyed architraves; bull-nosed sills. Keystones linked
with plain floor-level bands. Tripartite upper floor windows with
3-centred arched central sash. On left side eaves-mounted chimney
with 3 diagonal shafts. Left part of facade has plain 3-light
window to each floor, that to upper floor with arched lights;
mullions extended to form panels between floors. Right of
projection is set of 4 sashes set one above each other with bull-
nosed dividing sills. Doorway to right with segmental pediment on
shaped brackets. Part of C17 wing projects forward to right, roof
half hipped and upper floor sash added in c1710 alterations, timber
casement and doorway below, both with timber lintels. Main roof
hipped with moulded eaves coving,keystones of upper windows
carried into this. West end: refaced in ashlar, blocked upper
floor level doorway with flat hood on brackets added to allow
storage in large attics. Eaves-mounted chimney to left with
central pilaster strips. Blocked round-arched doorway below
vehicle passage roof. North side: 3 full gables, 2 to left
representing original house. C19 restored mullioned casements with
hood moulds, upper floor and attic windows on line of gables.
Indications of blocked openings in gable apexes. Tall chimney at
ridge - roof of C18 south range rising behind.
Interior: large fireplaces, 2 with bread ovens, that at west end
with adjacent stone spiral stair. Beams have ogee stops. C18
staircase removed in C19 alteration. Unusual roof structure due to
retention of half of earlier roof over north side of building,
extended collars cut through. High collar roof on south side with
arched bracing. The Hawksmoor-like south front seems to be part of
an elaborate rebuilding and enlargement, left incomplete due to
sudden changes of ownership. Recorded as an inn by 1803 after
construction of nearby Thames and Severn Canal.
(J. Shipman, Chalford Place: a History of the House and its
Clothier Families, 1979).

Listing NGR: SO8918602473

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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