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The Follies, Winchcombe

Description: The Follies

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 July 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 134028

OS Grid Reference: SP0266628524
OS Grid Coordinates: 402666, 228524
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9552, -1.9626

Location: B4632, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire GL54 5HU

Locality: Winchcombe
Local Authority: Tewkesbury Borough Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL54 5HU

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Listing Text

(west side)
"The Follies"

- II*

Large town house, end of street row. C17. Limestone ashlar with
plinth and second offset, two continuous moulded strings concrete stone
slate roofs to coped gables all with diagonally set finials, but set
square at each end of main front. A cross-gabled compact house with
two gables to the street, and the two corresponding back gables each
with five double shaft ashlar stacks with skirts and moulded Cappings
between these a lesser central gable. 2½ storeys and basement, 3-
windowed; in gables 2-light chamfered mullion casements under stopped
drips, and behind parapet between these a C20 dormer, at first floor
a 3-light double-chamfer mullion casement between two C18 gables with
glazing bars in double-chamfered surrounds and at ground floor one
3-light casement as to first floor and two C18 sashes in surround
on first floor. To basement two small 2-light chamfered mullion casements
and, right, square cellar access. Off-centre left approached by flight
of 7 stone steps parallel with front as 6-panel fielded door under
wood moulded cornice; wrought iron balusters and handrail to steps.
On return gable one 2-light casement to gable as front over 2-light
without drip and at ground floor a plank door in chamfered surround
and C18 sash with glazing bars. Back has 2-light mullioned casement
under stopped drips at ground and first floors. The roof back slopes
have original stone slates. Interior, original roof structure in
pyramidal form with purlins cutting across some window openings and
exposed rafters in left half. Two large open fireplaces with flat
4-centred arch lintols, chamfered stopped beams. Left of throughway
is door in chamfered 4-centred opening, and the external door at the
north end of the building is an original with 3 winde planks and heavy

This is one of the finest more formal houses in the town.

Listing NGR: SP0266128524

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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