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Description: Millers House
Date Listed: 21 October 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 133214
OS Grid Reference: SO8679709768
OS Grid Coordinates: 386797, 209768
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7864, -2.1928
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PAINSWICK BISLEY STREET (east side)
SO 8609/8709 (part of)
8/37 Miller's House, listed
previously as Byfield
House in row, including ex barn. In two builds, C17 and late C18 both with C19
and C20 alterations. Limestone ashlar, stone slate roofs to front, concrete
tiles to rear. Original double depth through passage house with two bays and
new entrance added in late C18, through passage then became just that. Also
included is the rear built as barn/wool store and converted to domestic use in
the C17. Street Elevation: 4 bays to left, two to right. Left is two storeys
and attic. Left 3 bays round early C18 pedimented doorway to through passage.
Rusticated architrave, plank door. 12 pane sashes displayed slightly unevenly.
Bay to right has late C18 present main entrance with 6 panel door and small
hood. Sash with Gothic interlace head above. Two C19 gabled dormers in steep
roof pitch, 2 ashlar stacks, one backing onto passage. To right is 2 bays. Two
storeys over cellar, band between storeys, large 12 pane sashes. Cornice, para-
pet, tall steeply pitched roof with ashlar stack on right gable. Garden Eleva-
tion: C19 section with large French windows flanking through passage, modern
pent pantile roof over. Cl9 4 light and 2 light mullion and transom windows
above, 2 gable dormers. Rear of late C18 section hidden by projecting barn
wing. This is in two builds first C19 tall 2 storey link block then barn, two
doors below one with segmental head, two 2 light mullion windows above, steep
concrete tile roof. Interior: ground floor has early C18 panelled room with
introduced fireplace (modern) and shell headed niche with shaped shelves.
Ground floor right has tall Adam style room with neo-classical plasterwork of
good quality and contemporary fireplace. Plain late C18 stick baluster stair.
Rear hall has mysterious fire surround apparently put together from early C17
and early C18 parts. At least 3 unusual small early C18 ashlar bedroom fire-
places. Roof: principal rafter to C17 section. Pattern book king post with
multiple struts to late C18 section. Large principal rafter with collars and
staggered purlins to barn. An interesting multi-phase house with surviving wool
Listing NGR: SO8679709768
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