Description: Brewhouse, in Garden, Adjoining Snowshill Manor
Date Listed: 4 July 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 134830
OS Grid Reference: SP0965833848
OS Grid Coordinates: 409658, 233848
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0030, -1.8607
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SNOWSHILL SNOWSHILL VILLAGE
12/49 Brewhouse, in garden, adjoining
Snowshill Manor (formerly listed as
4.7.60 part of Snowshill Manor with dove-
cote and garden buildings)
Former dairy and still room, later house, now houses exhibition.
Probably C16, C17, altered and extended Cl9, 1919-'23 by and for
C.P. Wade. Squared stone in courses of varying heights, in part
of wall brought to courses, stone. slate roof. Two room, 1 1/2 storey
block, with lower, narrower single room 1 1/2 storey extension on end
at slight angle. Facade to house: on left stone slab on end
supports as bench seat; to right boarded door with moulded cover
strips, flat Tudor arch, chamfered jambs. Gabled wooden bellcote
on right on brackets. Blocked window; two 2-light mullioned
windows with external shutters, vertical joint for blocked window
to right. Parapet gables, cross-gablet apices. To right flight
of 10 stone steps against gable, rising to boarded door set back
behind eaves. To right wall set back, wide boarded door, flat
Tudor arch, chamfered arris. Long wooden dovecote attached to
wall, 15 boxes in 2 tiers. Above dormer, small-pane Yorkshire
sliding sash, projecting boarded gable: chimney behind ridge.
Rear elevation main part, shallow projecting section on right,
offset back to wall above. Square hole high up to left: blocked
wide arched doorway at left end, small pane window in semi-
circular head, ovolo surround, keystone, raised spandrels, square
hoodmould dropping each side to springing of arch. Buttress to
left. Above three gabled stone dormers, parapet gables: left 2
with 3-light mullioned windows, hoodmoulds; right with ridge
chimney, diamond-set brick top.
Interior: left room wide fireplace, timber lintel, 2 ovens off,
spiral stone stair on left, copper on right. Right room workbench
on end wall with rows of small drawers over. First floor rooms
divided by close-studded timber-framed partition forming truss:
truss in room on right with tie beam cut away: one pair purlins,
curved windbraces. Balcony in right room added by Wade, balusters
to handrail reused from rack in cowhouse. Converted by Wade into
dwelling for himself.
(Country Life, Vol. LXII, 1927; D. Verey, Gloucestershire, The
Cotswolds, 1970: National Trust guidebook, 1985)
Listing NGR: SP0965833848
Source: English Heritage
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