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Description: The Riflemans
Date Listed: 24 August 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 133499
OS Grid Reference: SO8737506478
OS Grid Coordinates: 387375, 206478
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7568, -2.1843
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PAINSWICK SLAD LANE
SO 80 NE
(north east side)
The Vatch Nos 1, 2 and 3
Large detached house, now in 3 occupations. C17 and C19. Coursed and squared
limestone, stone slate roofs, but some tile on back slopes, and concrete tile to
Nos 1 and 2 in the long back wing. A building in 3 sections set flush facing
the road, plus a deep and narrow wing, back left. To road the extension at left
end, with later ridge than remainder, has C20 casements to segmental heads and
appears to be Cl9 work; to right a 2-gabled section, built in 2 sections, with a
straight joint and with break in roof line; left gable is plain, right, which is
coped, is a fall cross-gable repeated at the back. Two storeys and attic; left
gable has 3, 2 and 1-light recessed chamfer mullion casements to stopped hoods,
the ground floor 3-light having pointed heads to lights, as at Abbey Farm (qv).
To right, at junction, a C20 opening and plank door. Right half has two 3-light
with pointed heads, below two 2-light recessed chamfer casements, these all to
stopped heads, and in the gable a 2-light beneath a small blind oculus in a
square panel. Return gable, right is plain. At back some casements with
recessed chamfer mullions. Nos 1 and 2, in long back gabled wing has 4 windows;
two storeys and attic, with 2 steel sash dormers over four 2-light casements to
segmental heads with voussoirs and at ground floor various casements. Two-light
casements to end gable, lean-to on inner side. Two small gable stacks to No 3.
inside of No 3 includes one good chamfered beam to spade stops; former
bressummer fire and stair to left, remains now at first floor. Limewashed early
timbers, some principals only part worked, in cross-gable; A-frame. Formerly an
inn, and said to have included a rifle-range in Napoleonic times.
Listing NGR: SO8737506478
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