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Description: Tibbiwell House with Attached Workshop
Date Listed: 21 October 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 133516
OS Grid Reference: SO8676609663
OS Grid Coordinates: 386766, 209663
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7855, -2.1932
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8/324 Tibbiwell House (formerly
listed as Tabitha's) with
21.10.55 attached workshop.
Shown on OS map as Tabitha's. Large house at end of row. Late C17 or early
C18; modified C18 and Cl9. Limestone ashlar, stone slate roof. A compact
cross-gabled building with a lower 2-storey wing. To street is 2 storeys, attic
and part cellar, twin gabled; at ground floor, left, are two single light C19
casements, and to right two C20 plastic sashes', all under a continuous string.
First floor has three 3-light recessed chamfer-mullioned casements to stopped
hoods, and each gable has similar 2-light. Gables are coped; ashlar stack to
right with skirt and bold moulded capping. Central Doric portico with triglyph
frieze and pediment, 4 panel fielded door in arch. Offset plinth, cellar
opeining left. Return, left, has 3-light at ground floor, and 2-light to first
and second floors, all recessed chamfer-mullion casements with stopped hoods;
back has two large external stepped stacks to coped gables and a lower 2 storey
wing to hipped roof. One and 2-light casements, one pair flanking a former door
with fanlight; in internal angle is a C20 glazed door. Interior: a series or
good stone fire surrounds by members of the Bryan family of masons. Dining Room
has one with frieze rococo floral swag under segmental raised mould, mantel
shelf; room to left of entry, plain surround with egg and dart mould to
architrave, mantel; first floor right fireplace reported to be by John Bryan's
grandson, stone, decorative head, and dart mould to eared architrave; first
floor left square surround with large decorative frieze drapes, ornamental, egg
and dart mould. Staircase is tight dog-leg with mahogany handrail to stick
balusters in lower flights, but square newels and fretted splat balusters in the
top flight to attics. Many panelled doors of the C18, in moulded architraves.
Several stopped chamfer beams. Roof timbers appear to be original. Attached at
back by stone wall containing decorative arch is a workshop/studio, said to have
been John Bryan's workshop. Two storeys, rubble, slate roof. Towards house has
2 windows at each floor, 2-light to ground floor and 3-light above, simple
stone-mullioned casements. Outer face contains large C20 garage door. Interior
retains a large bressummer fire opening.
Listing NGR: SO8676609663
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Source: English Heritage
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