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The Follies

A Grade II* Listed Building in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9552 / 51°57'18"N

Longitude: -1.9626 / 1°57'45"W

OS Eastings: 402666

OS Northings: 228524

OS Grid: SP026285

Mapcode National: GBR 3N1.8MP

Mapcode Global: VHB1K.X3TZ

Entry Name: The Follies

Listing Date: 4 July 1960

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1172038

English Heritage Legacy ID: 134028

Location: Winchcombe, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL54

County: Gloucestershire

District: Tewkesbury

Civil Parish: Winchcombe

Built-Up Area: Winchcombe

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Winchcombe St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

(west side)
"The Follies"

- II*

Large town house, end of street row. C17. Limestone ashlar with
plinth and second offset, two continuous moulded strings concrete stone
slate roofs to coped gables all with diagonally set finials, but set
square at each end of main front. A cross-gabled compact house with
two gables to the street, and the two corresponding back gables each
with five double shaft ashlar stacks with skirts and moulded Cappings
between these a lesser central gable. 2½ storeys and basement, 3-
windowed; in gables 2-light chamfered mullion casements under stopped
drips, and behind parapet between these a C20 dormer, at first floor
a 3-light double-chamfer mullion casement between two C18 gables with
glazing bars in double-chamfered surrounds and at ground floor one
3-light casement as to first floor and two C18 sashes in surround
on first floor. To basement two small 2-light chamfered mullion casements
and, right, square cellar access. Off-centre left approached by flight
of 7 stone steps parallel with front as 6-panel fielded door under
wood moulded cornice; wrought iron balusters and handrail to steps.
On return gable one 2-light casement to gable as front over 2-light
without drip and at ground floor a plank door in chamfered surround
and C18 sash with glazing bars. Back has 2-light mullioned casement
under stopped drips at ground and first floors. The roof back slopes
have original stone slates. Interior, original roof structure in
pyramidal form with purlins cutting across some window openings and
exposed rafters in left half. Two large open fireplaces with flat
4-centred arch lintols, chamfered stopped beams. Left of throughway
is door in chamfered 4-centred opening, and the external door at the
north end of the building is an original with 3 winde planks and heavy

This is one of the finest more formal houses in the town.

Listing NGR: SP0266128524

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