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Barton End Hall and Barton End House, Horsley

Description: Barton End Hall and Barton End House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 132915

OS Grid Reference: ST8467698118
OS Grid Coordinates: 384676, 198118
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6816, -2.2230

Location: A46, Horsley, Gloucestershire GL6 0QQ

Locality: Horsley
Local Authority: Stroud District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL6 0QQ

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Listing Text

ST 8498-8598 HORSLEY BATH ROAD, Barton End
(east side)

21/121 Bartonend Hall and Bartonend House


Former country house, now 2 houses. Mid C17; major c1780 addition
for John Remington. Ashlar and random rubble limestone; ashlar
and concrete block chimneys; stone and asbestos slate and concrete
tile roofs. Original 2-storey with attic L-plan house, with 2-
storey front range to south. South front: main elevation of c1780
addition, fenestration 2:1:2, all 12-pane sashes in plain openings.
Central doorway with glazed door; Ionic porch with dentil-enriched
cornice. Moulded cornice with blocking course; hipped roof. East
side: blank rubble wall to front range with central parapet
mounted chimney having swept base and moulded cap. Two full gables
to C17 house to right. Small casements to gables, mixed
fenestration below, generally arranged 2 below each gable. One 12-
pane sash and leaded casements to ground floor, 16-pane upper floor
sashes. Two ridge-mounted chimneys. Lower addition to right with
eaves-level 16-pane sash in dormer. Rear: C18 addition projects
forward to left, 2 gables with linking parapet. Set back to right
is parapet gable, lower part obscured by later additions. Early
Cl9 addition to right with large Venetian window, 16-pane sash
Interior: extremely fine plasterwork in principal rooms of c1780
front range, opposed doorcases having fluted friezes and 6-panel
mahogany doors. Adam style fireplace in dining room faces round
arched recess with medallion. Ceiling plasterwork is more
elaborate and less Adam influenced than that in drawing room, both
room's walls having delicate floral swags. Finest of all is the
hall with 3-centred arch, behind which is open-well curving
staircase with cantilever treads and stick balusters. Height of
stair-hall is emphasised by tall plasterwork panels on curved wall,
interrupted by doorway on axis. Plaster decoration is continued to
upper floor landing, this having similar 3-centred arch above that
in hall below. Stair lit by small cupola. Principal bedroom has
oval arched bed recess. C17 part of house retains timber open
well staircase with moulded handrail and turned balusters. Large
3-centred arched doorway to cellar. Various decorative stops to
beam chamfers. Extended collar roof construction. Small house to
north (q.v.) and coach house with stables (q.v.).
(W.J. Sheils, 'Horsley' in V.C.H. Glos. xi, 1976, pp 175-184; and
D. Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979)

Listing NGR: ST8467698118

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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