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Dean Field Studies Centre, West Dean

Description: Dean Field Studies Centre

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 353844

OS Grid Reference: SO6168007887
OS Grid Coordinates: 361680, 207887
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7683, -2.5567

Location: New Road, West Dean, Gloucestershire GL15 4HL

Locality: West Dean
Local Authority: Forest of Dean District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL15 4HL

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Listing Text

SO 60 NW WEST DEAN NEW ROAD, PARKEND
(east side)

9/155 Dean Field Studies Centre

II

Former Blowing Engine House, now study centre (since 1908). 1849.
Coursed and dressed rubblestone with battered front and back walls,
hipped slate roof, one twin stone stack in south west corner,
overhanging eaves. 4 storeys with central 3-storey "porch"
projection. 3 windows, including porch - twin wooden casements
including 2 mullions above forming ventilator. "Porch" supported
on 2 Tuscan columns with wooden frieze and cornice, slate hung
above with hipped slate roof also with overhanging eaves. Single
large rectangular range with lower extensions to left and rear,
later with hipped slate roof and large semi-circuLar window on
south side. The extensive furnaces at Parkend were originally
blown by bellows powered by a waterwheel 51' in diameter and a 90hp
steam engine was added in 1849 as supplementary power.


Listing NGR: SO6168007887

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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