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The Red House Circa 150 Metres North of the Stables, Painswick

Description: The Red House Circa 150 Metres North of the Stables

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 August 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 133444

OS Grid Reference: SO8642610665
OS Grid Coordinates: 386426, 210665
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7945, -2.1982

Location: B4073, 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
6/257 The Red House, c.150 m
north of The Stables
Garden pavilion. c.1750, possibly by Thomas Robins. Thin bedded limestone
rubble with ashlar dressings; some evidence of former red colourwash or
plaster. A two-part pavilion with its front canted to embrace two converging
vistas, all set back against the hillside. Single storey, left has ogee parapet
to stone cross, flanked by pinnacled Gothick panelled buttresses, and with ogee-
headed cusped openings flanking a similar door opening with half round pilasters
approached by 7+2 stone steps. The window openings have stone seat at sill
level on heavy brackets. Right is narrower unit with concave parapet over a
single cusped opening. Left half has coved ceiling, and a cusped-arch door
leads through to the right, which has a small fireplace leading to a cross-roll
saddle flue. One of a group of garden buildings in an important surviving
rococo ensemble.

(Mowl, T and White, R; Thomas Robins at Painswick, Jnl of Garden History, Vol 4,
no 2).

Listing NGR: SO8642610665

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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