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Description: Arden House and Arden Cottage
Date Listed: 28 June 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 133055
OS Grid Reference: SO8720400735
OS Grid Coordinates: 387204, 200735
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7052, -2.1866
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SO 8600-8700 MINCHINHAMPTON HIGH STREET, Minchinhampton Town
19/264 Nos 13 (Arden House) and
15 (Arden Cottage)
Two houses in row. Early C16; extensive rebuilding and rear wing
c1710. Random rubble limestone; ashlar chimneys; stone slate
roof, concrete tile to rear. Two-storey with attic; large north-
facing rear wing to No 13. Front: 4-centred arched C16 doorway
towards centre with chamfered opening and hoodmould with Tudor rose
stops; ancient plank and iron studded door. Masonry of remainder
of front records numerous alterations, single-storey canted bay
window to right with mullioned casements being early-mid C17. Two-
pairs of C20 twelve-pane sashes set either side of doorway in area
of rebuilding to ground floor after removal of shop fronts. Three
early C19 twelve-pane upper floor sashes and tripartite sash to
left cut plain ashlar band. Single gabled dormer with C20
casement. Parapet gabled ends with chimneys having plain caps.
Rear wing: north facing front of c1710 wing with 5-window
fenestration, all segmental arched with moulded keyed architraves
and bull-nose sills to upper floor with 12-pane sashes having thick
glazing bars. Mixed windows below, two 12-pane sashes in square-
headed openings, segmental arched former doorway with timber cross-
window and stone cross-window with leaded iron casements. Doorway
to left has 3-panel fielded door with rectangular light over. Rear
of main range: gabled stair turret with lower gabled projection to
Interior: No 13 retains more period features, full height dog-leg
staircase with moulded handrail and turned balusters being early
C18. Three-centred arched doorway in front room (blocked and
invisible to street) has small late C18 decorative vine and barrel
plaster motif, possibly denoting a vintner's shop. Large C17
monolithic stone fireplace jambs in No 15. Rear wing is visible in
Kip's 1712 engraving of Minchinhampton, front range not being
visible, possibly cut-down to single-storey and since rebuilt -
roof structure being early C18.
(Sir R. Atkyns, The Ancient and Present State of Gloucestershire,
1712; N.M. Herbert, 'Minchinhampton' in V.C.H. Glos. xi, 1976, pp
184-207; and D. Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979)
Listing NGR: SO8720600737
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