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Birdlip House, Cowley

Description: Birdlip House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 July 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 135023

OS Grid Reference: SO9279414262
OS Grid Coordinates: 392794, 214262
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8269, -2.1060

Location: Roman Road, Cowley, Gloucestershire GL4 8JH

Locality: Cowley
Local Authority: Cotswold District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL4 8JH

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Listing Text

SO 9214
(south side)
9/72 Birdlip House



Large house. C17, partly demolished and greatly enlarged late C18-
early C19. C17 range partly ashlar; ashlar facade to the later
range; otherwise coursed squared and dressed limestone; stone
slate roof; rendered stacks. Rectangular plan to the-C18-C19
range under which the cellar of the early range runs at right
angles. The formerly 'L'-shaped C17 range butts up against the
rear of the later range. C17 range: 2 storeys and attic, service
range/store single storey, later range: 3 storeys. Elevation
facing the road: plinth of C17 range and two single-light cellar
windows now incorporated at the base of the side wall of the later
range; 3-light segmental-headed window with keystone to the ground
floor of the early range, interrupting a continuous dripmould; 3-
light double-chamfered stone-mullioned casement above. Gable-end
of C17 range: three-light double-chamfered stone-mullioned
casement with continuous dripmould above to the ground floor;
similar window but with a stopped hood above; similar 2-light
window to the attic. Service wing/store at right angles with a
single-width plank door and a double door flanking a 3-light
double-chamfered stone-mullioned casement. Symmetrical, 3-windowed
east front to the later range; two 12-pane sashes to the ground
floor; three 12-pane sashes to the first floor; three 9-pane
sashes to the upper floor. Central door with flush panels and
fanlight within a round-headed surround with an open triangular
pediment and pilasters; parapet with moulded cornice.
Interior of C17 range retains an inglenook fireplace with
bressumer. Later range retains the original staircase with stick
balusters and moulded brackets to the risers; original doors and
shutters. Partial interior inspection only.

Listing NGR: SO9279414262

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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