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Parklands, Whitminster

Description: Parklands

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 March 2003
English Heritage Building ID: 1410003

OS Grid Reference: SO7728008085
OS Grid Coordinates: 377279, 208086
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7710, -2.3307

Locality: Whitminster
Local Authority: Stroud District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL2 7NS

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Listing Text



House. 1823. Limestone ashlar and rendered brick; slate roofs to deep boxed eaves and brick stacks.

PLAN: double-depth villa with entrance in NW front to vestibule and stair hall, the major rooms comprising double drawing room on right with bow window to SW and bay to SE; dining room in SE corner. NE service block.

EXTERIOR: moulded architraves to windows; double plat band to main elevations. Distyle in antis and pedimented portico; 6-panelled door with flanking margin lights and overlight. Tripartite sashes set in square bay window with console brackets. SW elevation has 3 windows set in bow window to left, with 6/6-pane first-floor sashes and later C19 plate glass sashes and later C19 plate glass sashes and French windows to ground floor. To right are two plate-glass sashes, that to ground floor with console brackets to cornice. SE elevation has canted bay to left with 6/6 and flanking 4/6-pane first-floor, and cornice above French window and flanking plate-glass sashes to ground floor. To right, semi-circular arched stair window with plate-glass sash and tripartite glazing-bar sash above two ground-floor windows with consoles to cornice. Service range has 7-window NW and 8-window SE elevations with glazing bar sashes under triple-keyed flat arches.

INTERIOR: moulded dados and architraves, and finely-moulded cornices and ceiling roses throughout. Octagonal vestibule with corner recesses and Greek Revival chimneypiece in the shape of a stele. Hall has marble floor with mahogany handrail and open-well stair with alternate lozenges to cast-iron balustrade. Fine marble and stone classical chimneypieces to ground and first floors.

A fine villa in the classical tradition, echoing contemporary developments in Bristol and Cheltenham.

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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