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Woodchester House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Woodchester, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7199 / 51°43'11"N

Longitude: -2.2341 / 2°14'2"W

OS Eastings: 383926

OS Northings: 202376

OS Grid: SO839023

Mapcode National: GBR 1MY.00Q

Mapcode Global: VH954.719C

Entry Name: Woodchester House

Listing Date: 28 June 1960

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1090664

English Heritage Legacy ID: 132069

Location: Woodchester, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud

Civil Parish: Woodchester

Built-Up Area: Woodchester

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Woodchester St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

SO 8202-8302 WOODCHESTER

16/194 Woodchester House

28.6.60
II*

Large country house. Mid C18; early C19 alterations. Limestone
ashlar; coursed rubble limestone; ashlar chimneys; Welsh slate
roof. Three-storey; central stair hall plan. Front: 5-window
fenestration; 12-pane sashes with triple keyed architraves and
bracketted sills to middle floor, elaborated with eared architraves
and cornices to ground floor. Plain upper floor 6-pane sashes
with thick glazing bars and voussoir lintels. Central pedimented
doorway with keyed entablature and rusticated Tuscan pilasters;
small-paned glazed doors. Modillion parapet cornice with blocking
course. South side: central 15-pane ground floor sash window
with stone lintel; later segmental arched 12-pane sash to left.
Two parapet-mounted chimneys with plain caps. Rear: central
Venetian stair window with thick glazing bars to sashes. Various
later 12 and 16-pane sashes except for early C18 casements to
ground floor, possibly being part of earlier house. Single-storey
outbuildings attached to north side. Interior: hall is in form of
wide corridor running from front to rear, with 2 fine opposed Doric
doorcases serving principal rooms, each with elaborated architraves
and 8-panel fielded doors. Open well staircase has 3 turned
balusters per tread with open scroll-enriched strings and wreathed
handrails. Matching dado panelling. Upper floor rooms have
panelled closet screens. While a property of the Wise family, mid
C19 owners of Woodchester Mill, was frequently visited by A.E.
Housman, finding the valley landscape an inspiration for his early
poetry.
(R.P. Graves, A.E. Housman: The Scholar Poet, 1979; and D. Verey,
Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979.)


Listing NGR: SO8392602376

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