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The Lammas, Minchinhampton

Description: The Lammas

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 28 June 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 133111

OS Grid Reference: SO8708400627
OS Grid Coordinates: 387084, 200627
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7042, -2.1883

Location: Simmonds Court, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire GL6 9JE

Locality: Minchinhampton
Local Authority: Stroud District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL6 9JE

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Listing Text

SO 8600-8700 MINCHINHAMPTON WEST END, Minchinhampton Town
(south side)

19/315 The Lammas



Large detached house. Major rebuilding c1800 for William Cockin,
rector of Minchinhampton, possibly incorporating rear wing of
previous house. Ashlar limestone front and sides, coursed rubble
to rear; ashlar chimneys; stone slate roof. Two-storey with long
rear wing; double-pile plan. Front: 7-window fenestration in
symmetrical elevation, all 12-pane sashes in plain openings.
Central 2-storey bow has 3 sashes to upper floor above circular
porch having attached and 2 detached Doric columns; round arched
doorway with C20 panelled door and round arched recess between
attached columns. Plain upper floor level band. Moulded cornice
with blocking course. Hipped U-plan roof with 4 ridge-mounted
chimneys. East side: 2-window fenestration to main range as to
front. Five 8-pane upper floor sashes to wing with sill band.
Mixed fenestration to ground floor includes 2 later C19 two-light
casements with arched heads. Plain cornice band and blocking
course; mid C19 eaves-mounted chimney with octagonal shaft and
tapering cap. Rear: tall round arched stair sash. Mixed
fenestration to lower wing to right. Principal wing has round
arched ground floor and lunette upper floor openings, some blocked
others with various windows.
Interior: principal rooms have reeded doorcase architraves.
Plaster cornices have reeding and leaf bands. One room has
classical fireplace with attached Ionic columns. Hall has
plasterwork decoration in round arched recesses above doorcases and
3-centred dividing archway. Open well staircase with cantilevered
stone treads and plain balustrade. The Lammas is very similar in
style to Atcombe Court (Woodchester CP) and Barton End Hall
(Horsley CP, q.v.) all possibly by the same designer. Barn to
north (q.v.) and stables beyond (q.v.). Stands in finely
landscaped position at head of valley running south from
Minchinhampton town.
(N.M. Herbert, 'Minchinhampton' in V.C.H. Glos. xi, 1976, pp 184-
207; A.T. Playne, Minchinhampton and Avening, 1915; and D. Verey,
Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979)

Listing NGR: SO8708400627

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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