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Description: The Sanctuary (Forthampton Estate)
Date Listed: 10 January 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 134189
OS Grid Reference: SO8551332487
OS Grid Coordinates: 385513, 232487
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9906, -2.2124
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SO 8532 FORTHAMPTON SCHOOL LANE
7/69 The Sanctuary
10.1.55 (Forthampton Estate)
House, formerly functioning as solar block off hall (now Sanctuary
Cottage q.v.) attached left. Built c1500, C19-early C20
extension. Close-studded timber-framing, red tile roof, painted
brick extensions and stacks. Rectangular main body with central
projecting porch with C19-early C20 extensions either side. Two-
storey, 3-bay facade with central 2-storey gabled porch, lit by
single light window with glazing bars, C19 plank door below with
projecting tiled pitched canopy. C19 early C20 brick extensions
with catslide roofs, projecting forwards either side of porch lit
by C20 three-light casement with horizontal glazing bars and a 2-
light casement with glazing bars respectively. Gabled access to
former hall (now Sanctuary Cottage) upper left. Projecting right
gable-end stack, C20 lateral stack right of gabled access to former
hall. Original bargeboards with carved vine scroll decoration on
projecting porch and foliate decoration on bargeboards at north
gable end also original.
Interior: deep flat-chamfered beams in ground floor rooms.
Tudor-arched stone fireplace with moulded surround in former side
wall of left-hand room. Upper left-hand room; central queen post
truss with moulded soffit to tie beam and braces open wooden
lattice with floral decoration at intersections and heraldic shield
above tie. Carved wooden bosses 3 with shields, two with the
engrailed cross of Tewkesbury Abbey and one with the arms of Clare
impaling Audley, projecting from plain plastered ceilings in both
upstairs rooms, other bosses with finely carved floral decoration.
Brattished wallplate in both upstairs rooms. Loft inserted in part
of ceiling of right-hand room. History; built by Tewkesbury
Abbey, originally called St. Roberts, formerly included a chapel
and dovecot. (V.C.H., Glos. Vol 8, p 197.)
Listing NGR: SO8551332487
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