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Olivers, Painswick

Description: Olivers

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 October 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 133184

OS Grid Reference: SO8775911710
OS Grid Coordinates: 387759, 211710
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8039, -2.1789

Location: Painswick, Gloucestershire GL6 6TP

Locality: Painswick
Local Authority: Stroud District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL6 6TP

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Listing Text

SO 81 SE
2/8 Olivers
Country house in grounds. Some C18 but mainly early C19 and C20. Modifica-
tions in C20 by Detmar Blow. Fire limestone ashlar front, coursed and squared
elsewhere, Welsh slate roof. Original L-plan now approximately T-plan, with
long principal front near-symmetrical about a full-height semicircular portico
bay, and two slightly projecting end bays; far left is C20 extension. Two
storeys, lofty casements in 2+2:3:3:2+2 lights with stone mullions and under
stopped hoods at ground floor; far left is deep recess with French windows.
First floor has sashes divided by stone mullions and under stopped hoods in
3:3:3 then 3 casements to central bow, then 3:3. Tall lights with glazing bars
and with intersecting bars to heads. Central part glazed doors set back within
Doric portico. Cornice, parapet with some balusters in outer pavilions only;
various stacks. The back has a 2-gabled section of mid C20 work, also at the
upper level an entry flanked by 3-light recessed chamfer stone mullioned case-
ments, all under a stepped hood, with a later 3-light above. Plat-roofed exten-
sion to right. A section of wall swept up with coping and including a parallel
door lies to right of the principal entry. The interior has been much modified,
but retains me fire with deep chamfer surround. Some demolition said to have
occurred in 1970s. A John Oliver is recorded in Painswick in 1548, and Oliver's
Mill in the valley below the house.

Listing NGR: SO8775911710

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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