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Pigeon House at Painswick House, Painswick

Description: Pigeon House at Painswick House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 August 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 133439

OS Grid Reference: SO8630210301
OS Grid Coordinates: 386302, 210301
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7912, -2.2000

Location: Painswick, Gloucestershire GL6 6TH

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

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Listing Text

SO 8610/8710
6/252 Pigeon House at Painswick
House (formerly listed as
Octagonal Building in
Painswick House Park)


Pigeon house. Mid C18. Limestone ashlar, timber top storey and lead cupola. A
splendid classical structure with square rusticated base broached to octagonal
upper level carrying hexagonal louvred crown and cupola. Ground level has deep
recessed alcove with segmental head to each cardinal face with deep voussoirs
below a plain string; above are 8 lofty arched openings with rusticated quoins
and voussoirs. Louvred ventilators above with paired openings and arches.
Ground level has very low pitched cross vault. Windows generally at first floor
are blocked. The ground floor recess towards the house seems to have had a
portico or canopy cut in at some time, also has narrow door giving access to a
stair. Interior not accessible.

Listing NGR: SO8630210301

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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