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The Grange, Gates and Gate Piers at the South East Corner of the Grange, Bitton

Description: The Grange, Gates and Gate Piers at the South East Corner of the Grange

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 28557

OS Grid Reference: ST6818769312
OS Grid Coordinates: 368187, 169312
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4219, -2.4589

Location: 11 Church Road, Bitton, South Gloucestershire BS30 6LJ

Locality: Bitton
County: South Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: BS30 6LJ

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Listing Text

(east side)
The Grange,
gates and gate piers at the
south-east corner of
ST 6869 15/3 11.5.53 The Grange
Of C12 origins, converted in later middle ages to hall house and thoroughly
remodelled and rebuilt in C17 and C18. John Wood, the Bath architect lodged
here. Ground plan suggests a converted hall house, one wing completely rebuilt
in C18 limestone rubble with slate roofs. Three ashlar chimneys with moulded
capping. Consists of 3 storey, 3 bay centre block, gabled projecting 2 window
wing to right, mid-C18 2 storey 2 bay ashlar-built wing slightly set back to
left with hipped slate roof. Cornice and parapet to left hand wing. Off-set
buttress to left of entrance. Central block has glazing bar sash windows,
brick reveals to first floor, bolection architraves, moulded cills, cornices
and relieving arches to ground floor. Small single light and C17 or early
C18 to left on ground floor. Doorway inserted to right with above a plaster
panel depicting a bird (the crest of the Seymours who held the Grange from
the Reformation till 1770). Sashes in bolection architraves to right hand
wing, moulded coping to gable, relieving arches over windows, blind square
panel in gable with bolection architrave and cornice. Central square headed
door opening with pediment replacing a window. Sashes in plain architraves
to left hand wing, cambered head door opening with keystone to right with bracketted
open pediment and date T N 1761 on one of the jambs. Return to east has stepped
chimney, wall has been lined to left with extra masonry skin. Gate piers and
gates linking south-east corner with boundary of the Dower House. Interior:
The ground floor room to east is panelled (formerly 2 rooms) and dates from
mid C18 (when John Wood II was lessee). Three doorways in west internal wall,
one of them with Tudor arch head said to represent screens exits.
The staircase which is in the former stair-turret appears to be a pashche.

Listing NGR: ST6818769312

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Source: English Heritage

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