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Castle Hale, Painswick

Description: Castle Hale

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 October 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 133501

OS Grid Reference: SO8668609497
OS Grid Coordinates: 386686, 209497
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7840, -2.1944

Location: Kemps Lane, Painswick, Gloucestershire GL6 6UY

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

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Listing Text

SO 8609/8709
(off east side)
Castle Hale (formerly
21.10.55 listed under Hale Lane)
- II
Detached house in grounds. C17, C18 and C20. Limestone ashlar or coursed
worker, stone slate roof to early block and Welsh slate to later. A U-plan C17
house to which a large C18 block was grafted on the garden side; this modified
in the C20. The early block has, towards the court House (qv) 2 storeys and
attic with two saddle-back coped gables each with 2 over 3-light recessed
chamfer mullioned casements with stopped hoods and a central C20 oculus; at
ground floor is a C20 door with hood, three C20 single lights, and, to left a
deep C17 stone lintel over a moulded surround with glazed door. To left return
the block forms a tight 'U' plan, but attached to the later building. The coped
east gate has a fine carved rebus, then, south facing is a cross gable with 2
over 2+ 2-light mullioned casements with hoods, and at ground floor a 3-light
plus a blocked door under stepped hood. The recessed unit is 3 storeys and
attic with two small coped gables in a parapet, 2 and 3-light casements; to left
a good early oculus in decorated square surround over a 3-light hollow-chamfer
mullioned casement, and later lights under a continuous string, with C20
projecting porch, right. The garden front of the C18 block is 2 storeys,
2:1:2-windowed plate glass porches but central. Venetian first floor in pedi-
mented stepped forward unit over a 4-columned Roman Doric portico with responds,
covering a glazed door with side lights. this front has plat band and cornice
with parapet. One bay return to right. To left is dated 1939, with octagonal
single storey bays continuous frieze, moulded cornice, parapet and coping.
Venetian window under open pediment under balustrade, two windows left, French
door to bay roof, right. A house with long history and complex growth.
Interior not inspected. (St Claire Baddeley, History of Painswick, 1929).

Listing NGR: SO8668609497

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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