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Description: The Great House
Date Listed: 12 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 134220
OS Grid Reference: SO8314627815
OS Grid Coordinates: 383146, 227815
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9486, -2.2466
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SO 82 NW HASFIELD GREAT HOUSE LANE
3/100 The Great House
Former manor house now house. C16, C17 and C19. Close-studded
timber-framing, blue lias and sandstone quoins, brick, blue lias
plinth to all parts. Traces of limewash on brick and stone parts.
Stone slate and red tile roof. U-shaped plan. Close-studded
timber-framed central block, late C16. South wing late C16-early
C17. North wing late C17. North front; 2 brick gables left with
projecting brick stack off-centre right, wing extending back from
left-hand gable. Two blue lias gables right of brick gables
projecting stack at centre, projecting garderobe shoot from right-
hand wall, close-studded timber-framed wing extending back rear
right, south-facing gable-end refaced in brick. Rear wall of
courtyard close-studded timber-framing. C20 lean-to greenhouse
against rear wall of courtyard, not of special interest. Main
body; two storeys and attic, cellar under west wing. North
(entrance) front; 4 gables. Cross windows with ovolo-moulded wood
mullions. Brick gable-ends lit by cross windows with ovolo-moulded
wood-mullions and transoms, soldier arched heads to ground floor
windows, band above. First floor; 3-windowed, left and right hand
windows brick relieving arches, flat at centre with bricks stepped
down at sides, keystone at centre, band above stepped up over
relieving arches, 2-light windows (now blocked) lighting attics
with soldier-arched heads and stopped hoods. Blue lias gables
right lit by 3 and 4-light ovolo-moulded stone-mullioned windows.
Four-light windows with king mullions. Ground and first floor
windows with transoms, continuous hoodmoulds over all windows
continued around projecting stack. Plank door with cover strips
left within flat-chamfered, Tudor-arched surround with carved
spandrels. Hollow-chamfered hood wth scroll stops. West front; 1,
2 and 3-light stone-mullioned windows with and without glazing bars
Lighting blue lias gable left. C19 twin-gabled close-studded
timber-framing right lit by 3 and 4-light windows with ovolo-
moulded mullions. Ground and first floor windows with transoms.
South facing gable-end brick faced; 2-light stone-mullioned windows
to ground floor. Three-light C19 casement with transom to first
floor. Flat-chamfered stone-mullioned windows to ground floor.
Three-light C19 casement with transom to first floor. Flat-
chamfered stone-mullioned windows lighting cellar. Close-studded
timber-framed wall at rear of courtyard round-headed doorway (now
blocked) with timber surround. Early studded-plank in west wall of
brick east wing. Roof; moulded limestone gable-end coping with
kneelers. Gable-end and projecting stacks.
Interior: open well CI7 staircase in west wing with closed string
and turned balusters. Deep chamfered beams with moulded stops in
kitchen (west wing). Tudor arched door with corner strips within
Tudor-arched surround from kitchen into former through passage.
Similar doors and door surrounds throughout house. Tie beams with
moulded chamfers and run out stops in central room of house
(formerly panelled) beyond corridor. Deep chamfered beams with
pyramidal stops with bars in main room in east wing. Main stairs
within south wing, with turned balusters and closed string. Round-
headed wooden archway with foliate carving in spandrels and central
pendant, at bottom of stairs, similar archway right, access to
cellar beyond, narrow round-headed archway between. Similar arches
at top of stairs on landing, continued over access to following
flight. CI7 panelling around stair well, blind arcade with carved
foliate decorations within each archway on second quarter landing
with access to garderobe with single hole seat beyond. Moulded
plasterwork panels in front right hand first floor room with simple
combed border to each panel, fleur de lys motifs within (q.v. Great
Sandpits, in parish of Tirley). Oak panelled room at rear of west
wing, tie beams with diamond stops with bars in same room. Round-
headed archway off first landing with carved spandrels and
scrollwork, fluted pilasters forming jambs forming entrance to
passage behind east facing wall of central block. Fireplace with
flat-chamfered Tudor-arched surround in attic. An estate centred on
the Great House was owned by the Browne family in the C16 (q.v.
monument in chancel of Hasfield Church). In the Cl7 the house was
known as Hasfield House, in the C18 it was called Pigeon House Farm
and from the mid C19 the Great House. (Hasfield Estate). (David
Verey, The Buildings of England, Gloucestershire: The Vale and the
Forest of Dean, V.C.H. Glos. Vol. 8 P.284).
Listing NGR: SO8314627815
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