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Latitude: 51.9912 / 51°59'28"N
Longitude: -2.1609 / 2°9'39"W
OS Eastings: 389047
OS Northings: 232543
OS Grid: SO890325
Mapcode National: GBR 1JR.0J1
Mapcode Global: VH93T.H6GV
Entry Name: Jessop House Hotel
Listing Date: 4 March 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1205712
English Heritage Legacy ID: 376703
Location: Tewkesbury, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20
Civil Parish: Tewkesbury
Built-Up Area: Tewkesbury
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Tewkesbury St Mary the Virgin (Tewkesbury Abbey)
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
SO8932 CHURCH STREET
859-1/6/123 (North side)
Jessop House Hotel
House in row, now hotel. Early C18. Brickwork, all headers to
street front, slate roof.
PLAN: a lofty frontage to steeply pitched hipped roof on bold
modillion cornice to front block with main staircase and
reception rooms. Approached by throughway to left, behind
portico, and side entry, to long wing connecting to second
pyramid-roof unit at back of plot.
EXTERIOR: Front is 3 storeys and basement, 3-windowed. All
sashes to fine rubbed arches with fluted stone key to cornice,
and moulded stone cills. At first floor 12-pane, elsewhere
plain. To left a Doric doorcase with triglyph frieze and
moulded pediment, uncomfortably placed to give access to
throughway via 6-panel heavy door. Grille to basement in
plinth, rendered flat string above ground floor. Flat brick
stack to right. In passageway is side entry to main block with
6-panel flush C18 door, fielded panels inside.
Wing, in brickwork, 2 storeys and attic, 3-windowed, all to
segmental arches; a broad 4-pane sash above C18 three-light
casement with transom to kitchen, then two 4-pane above three
12-pane early C18. Passageway with stone flagged floor via
fine 5-panel fielded door to back unit, with pyramidal slate
roof behind parapet on 3-storeys, 2 windows; 4-pane above
12-pane sashes to voussoirs with fluted keystone with cornice
and deep stone cills. At ground floor a central door to wide
segmental arch also with keystone.
INTERIOR: 2 basements, approached by dividing brick staircase
with timber nosings. To front has transverse C18 beam on
corbel, and to back a transverse brick barrel vault over brick
floor. Entrance hall with Portland stone slab floor, 2 good
fielded-panel C18 doors in eared architraves, and open-well
staircase to scrolled open string, turned balusters, swept
handrail, and dado panelling. Front room has replacement
fireplace, flat moulded cornice, large panel panelling
including dado rail, with panels papered.
At first floor front room runs full width, C18 reeded painted
fire surround and cast-iron grate, moulded cornice with floral
scrollwork. Back room has good C18 fireplace with eared
surround, containing inset of Delft tiles to a cast-iron
grate. Stair to second floor has stick balusters. One cupboard
has C17 panelling as door.
This must have been a complete rebuilding on the site of an
earlier building; it is interesting for its C18 date in
retaining the characteristic side entry to the main block,
characteristic of earlier town houses in Tewkesbury and
Listing NGR: SO8904732543
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