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Grain House Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Chaceley, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9749 / 51°58'29"N

Longitude: -2.2131 / 2°12'47"W

OS Eastings: 385456

OS Northings: 230730

OS Grid: SO854307

Mapcode National: GBR 1JV.59M

Mapcode Global: VH93S.LMCF

Entry Name: Grain House Farmhouse

Listing Date: 12 August 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1153559

English Heritage Legacy ID: 134137

Location: Chaceley, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL19

County: Gloucestershire

District: Tewkesbury

Civil Parish: Chaceley

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Chaceley St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

SO 83 SE CHACELEY CHACELEY VILLAGE

511/2/17 Grain House Farmhouse

GV II*


Detached fam1house. C18 and early C19. Brick with concrete tile roof, brick stacks. Rendered early C19 facade with channelled rustication to ground floor. L-shaped plan. Two storey main body with one-and-a-half storey extension to left. 2-window early C19 facade has two 16-paned sashes to first floor (formerly with moulded architraves) and central, part-glazed, front door flanked by French windows with glazing bars; 3-bay wrought-iron verandah across front. Dentil decoration at eaves of extension and extension to rear right. Facade formerly had moulded cornice. INTERIOR: room at front left of main body has retained a remarkable series of early C19 wall paintings. The decoration depicts fictive easel paintings set within gilded frames which have been executed in an illusionistic manner. These are set against a pink background, now discoloured, with a decorative border outlining each w~. The easel painting on the north-west wall shows an urn of flowers. On the north-east wall the principal fictive painting shows a landscape with figures and is flanked by two smaller landscapes. On the south-east wall another easel painting in an elaborate frame is present but has been too damaged to identify the precise subject matter. The ceiling is decorated with blue sky and clouds set within a border .
Virtually no comparable examples of such domestic decoration of this type and date have survived, such "deception pieces" being more commonly found in early C19 American houses.

Listing NGR: SO8545630730

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