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Dover Cottage Dover House, Painswick

Description: Dover Cottage Dover House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 October 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 133527

OS Grid Reference: SO8698209748
OS Grid Coordinates: 386982, 209748
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7862, -2.1901

Location: Vicarage Street, Painswick, Gloucestershire GL6 6XS

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

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Listing Text

SO 8609 (part)
(south side)
8/335 Dover House and Dover
Detached house in two sections, now occupied separately. About 1720, for one of
Loveday family, but cottage C17, probably the original house to which the C18
section added, as the two interlock at the junction. Limestone ashlar to these,
coursed squared block to cottage, which is set lower and to a smaller seale;
concrete tile roofs. C18 block 2 storeys, attic and basement, 3 windows x 1
window, 12-pane sashes, those to lower floor longer than those above, in eaved
moulded architraves with keystone and moulded cills; 2-light casement dormer to
slightly cambered top centre front, left return, and back. Left return detailed
as front, but also has segmental-headed 2-light casement to basement approached
by steps. Nr back is gabled stair turret with tall sash to arched head over C20
glazed door; in gable a 12-pane sash, bottom left a C20 steel casement below
further sash. Handsome symmetrical front and return with V-joint quoins, plain
string aprons below first floor windows modillion cornice to hipped roof left,
gable right. Central 6-panel part-glazed door in pilaster case to scroll
supporters to fill pediment and frieze. At back is rebuilt doubled stone stack
to gate right of stair turret, and right gable has further single stone stack.
Cottage has one window front, 6-pane over 12-pane sash set to flush surrounds,
front wall taken to parapet with plain coping; half-hip to right, small stack in
reconstructed stone. Sides and back varied fenestration, including
stone-mulliond C17 casements. The cottage projects beyond the main block to
form an L-plan, and steps down the slope of the site. Interior of main block is
compact and small. Room to right, entered direct from main door, has unusual
late C18 fireplace in stone with egg and dark enrichment to mantel shelf, but
Gothick low relief panelling to pilasters; also good fielded panel doors and
moulded cornice. Adjoining smaller room has further C18 fireplace flanked by
niche cupboards with rococo scroll decoration in painted wood, fielded panelling
including shutters to all ground floor sashes. Dog-leg stair with 2 turned
balusters to each tread, swept handrail, dado panelling with sweeps. Good oak
strip floors, many original doors. Roof not inspected, said to have been
rebuilt after second world war. Cottage not inspected, retains open bressumer
fire and spiral stair. (Field and Bunney, Enqlish Domestic Architecture, 1905,
plates X-XIX9.

Listing NGR: SO8698209748

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Source: English Heritage

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