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Gretton Farmhouse, Gretton

Description: Gretton Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 July 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 134104

OS Grid Reference: SP0097030291
OS Grid Coordinates: 400970, 230291
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9711, -1.9873

Location: Apple Orchard Close, Gretton, Gloucestershire GL54 5ES

Locality: Gretton
Local Authority: Tewkesbury Borough Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL54 5ES

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There is also a scheduled monument, Gretton Church (ruins of), at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

(south side)
Gretton Farmhouse

- II*

Farmhouse. C16 and C17. Limestone ashlar, upper floors, front, rendered
on timber framing, stone slate roof with coped end gables and ashlar stacks
with moulded cappings and skirts. Main block has two full height gables
to symmetrical front with through-passage, and deep back gabled wing, left,
also C20 extension with flat roof, back right. Three storeys, 2-windowed,
in gables 1:2:1 oriels on double console brackets over 1:3:1 oriels on
triple console brackets and with slate roofs, all with diagonal leading;
at ground floor, below an offset in the wall, with single slate coping or
string course, 4-light stone chamfer mullion casements with king mullions,
that to right of door deeper than to left. Centrally 6-panel door set to
front of elliptical arch in stopped drip over deep panel with date 1656.
Left gable includes small arched stair light, and 2-light chamfered mullion
casement with stopped drip. Back gable wall has some stone slate hanging
in upper level. A graffito representing a knight on a horse is carved on
a stone, low right, in the main front. Interior has very fine extremely
flat 4-centred Tudor arch stone fireplace with decorated spandrels, but
including carefully matched poured concrete central section; to right of
this blocked 2-light mullioned window; another fireplace, left, with large
wood bressummer. Both sides ofcross passage with timber framed partitions,
and framing in back wall. 3-light chamfered mullion window with drip now
looks into new kitchen extension. A very fine survival.

Listing NGR: SP0097030291

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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