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Description: Knap Orchard House
Date Listed: 24 August 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 133337
OS Grid Reference: SO8675309333
OS Grid Coordinates: 386753, 209333
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7825, -2.1934
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PAINSWICK KNAP LANE
Knap Orchard House
House, attached to earlier cottage. 1926 by Detmar Blow. Squared limestone,
stone slate roof. An L-plan plus projecting wing. The main garden front is 2
storeys and attic with 3 gables; ground floor has recessed chamfer stone
mullioned casements grouped 2:2 the 2:2:2 then 2:2:2 light with plank door in
square moulded surround between bays one and two, all these under a continuous
string. At first floor each gable has paired casements, under small single
lancets in the upper levels, also a single paired casement over the door. The
right return has a gable with oculus over a 2:2:2-light casement; beyond this a
projection with a 4-light metal casement over a small yard. The entrance arch
has a single gable has similar fenestration to garden front, with 2:2-light
casement over a large plank door, left, then 2:2:2-light below the gable. The
right return has two gables with single lancets over paired casements at ground
and first floors and a blocked 2-light; to the right is a small quadrant wall
with 2 lancets. Each wing has a large ridge stack in ashlar. The interior has
the original panelling in stair hall and in two ground floor rooms en-suite;
also two good fireplaces in traditional design, one with 'Jacobean' overmantel
and the date 1926. Stair has splat balusters. There is a connection to Knapp
Cottage (qv) through a door disguised as a bookcase: the cottage is assumed to
have been a service wing to the new house. A very assured and careful study by
the architect, who lived in the adjoining parish and undertook considerable work
in Painswick, but this is unusually a complete new building by him.
Listing NGR: SO8675309333
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Source: English Heritage
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