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Mead House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7189 / 51°43'8"N

Longitude: -1.972 / 1°58'19"W

OS Eastings: 402029

OS Northings: 202241

OS Grid: SP020022

Mapcode National: GBR 3QY.08R

Mapcode Global: VHB2Q.R2V4

Entry Name: Mead House

Listing Date: 14 June 1948

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187529

English Heritage Legacy ID: 365449

Location: Cirencester, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold

Civil Parish: Cirencester

Built-Up Area: Cirencester

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Cirencester St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


CIRENCESTER

SP0202 THOMAS STREET
578-1/4/312 (North side)
14/06/48 Nos.18 AND 20
Mead House

GV II*

House, now offices. Mid C18 with late C19 alterations. Cement
render to front, largely renewed 1989, with ashlar dressings,
coursed squared limestone rubble to sides and rear; hipped
parapeted stone slate roof to main range, stone, Welsh and
artificial slates to rear slopes, wings and extensions; left-
and right-end stacks to main range rebuilt in artificial
stone.
Mid C18 Palladian villa with centre 3 bays breaking forward
with pediment over, C19 wings in matching style.
3 storeys and attic; 5-window main range with 2-storey wings,
one window to left, four windows to right. Main range has five
6/6-pane sashes in plain reveals with projecting cills to
first floor; 5 similar 3/3-pane sashes to second floor. Four
6/6-pane sashes in Gibbs surrounds to ground floor, central
6-panel door with decorative overlight in Gibbs surround. 2
hipped dormers with 3/3-pane sashes. Shallow plinth,
rusticated quoins to ground floor left and right angles, band
course over ground floor, moulded string over first floor,
modillion cornice and pediment, blocking course.
Wings in matching style have similar windows and ornament,
6-panel door now part-glazed with simple overlight in Gibbs
surround in wing to right, moulded eaves cornice continues as
moulded string over first floor of main range, blocking
course.
INTERIOR has open well staircase with late C19/early C20
balustrade possibly on original treads with shaped
cheek-pieces, 3 square-section moulded balusters per tread
from ground to first floor, stick balusters above, square
section moulded newels; arcaded timber screen supported on
square section reeded columns above newels to foot of stairs;
late C19 timber screen with double-doors in entrance hall;
ground floor front left has heavily carved late C19 fireplace
with shelf supported by carved figures, heavy enriched moulded
cornice. First floor front far left has small chimneypiece
with bolection moulded architrave, pulvinated frieze, probably
late C19. No.18, C19 wing to right, not inspected but noted as
having undergone C20 alterations.
(The Buildings of England: Verey D: Gloucestershire: The
Cotswolds: London: 1970-: P.178).


Listing NGR: SP0202902241

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