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The Gables, Painswick

Description: The Gables

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 October 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 133259

OS Grid Reference: SO8673409726
OS Grid Coordinates: 386734, 209726
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7860, -2.1937

Location: George Court, Painswick, Gloucestershire GL6 6QJ

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

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Listing Text

SO 8609/8709 (part)
(north west side)
8/82 The Gables
House. C16 and C17, but remnants of earlier roof possibly to a hall house.
Coursed and squared limestone, stone slate roof. Set in corner, the house may
originally have extended further left into what is now the Old Inn (q.v.) in
George Court. Through passage plan, but difficult to read overall. Two storeys
and attics, 2 coped gables, that to left has single light over 3-light over
4-light over 3-light, all ovolo-mould stone mullions and to stopped hoods, but
gable lights have drip-mould full width; a further continuous drip-mould under
the first floor window in right half. Central arched opening to plank and
fillet door with keystone to arch. Two stone stacks, roofs at differing
levels. Back has central C17 plank and nail-head door and two gables, that to
right with fenestration as front: Interior: dining room with heavy chamfer
beams. Sitting room large square fire opening of C16 with moulded stopped
surround, and built in to what is now the party wall, a deep moulded C16 trans-
verse beam; ceiling joists are chamfered stopped. One upper room has further
C16 square fire opening with moulded mantel shelf and geometrical drops with
lozenges; decorative shallow relief plaster ceiling. Small blocked light facing
north-east. Plaster ceilings at first floor much interrupted by subsequent
partitioning but still mainly in good condition. Roof retains most of early
timber, including two pairs of heavy arch-braced principals, one of which may
have been to open hall; arch braces chamfered. An important survival in the
town centre.

Listing NGR: SO8673409726

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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