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Latitude: 51.7683 / 51°46'6"N
Longitude: -2.5567 / 2°33'24"W
OS Eastings: 361680
OS Northings: 207887
OS Grid: SO616078
Mapcode National: GBR FS.ZY57
Mapcode Global: VH873.MTQ8
Entry Name: Dean Field Studies Centre
Listing Date: 24 September 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1213931
English Heritage Legacy ID: 353844
Location: West Dean, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL15
District: Forest of Dean
Civil Parish: West Dean
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Parkend and Viney Hill
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
SO 60 NW WEST DEAN NEW ROAD, PARKEND
9/155 Dean Field Studies Centre
Former Blowing Engine House, now study centre (since 1908). 1849.
Coursed and dressed rubblestone with battered front and back walls,
hipped slate roof, one twin stone stack in south west corner,
overhanging eaves. 4 storeys with central 3-storey "porch"
projection. 3 windows, including porch - twin wooden casements
including 2 mullions above forming ventilator. "Porch" supported
on 2 Tuscan columns with wooden frieze and cornice, slate hung
above with hipped slate roof also with overhanging eaves. Single
large rectangular range with lower extensions to left and rear,
later with hipped slate roof and large semi-circuLar window on
south side. The extensive furnaces at Parkend were originally
blown by bellows powered by a waterwheel 51' in diameter and a 90hp
steam engine was added in 1849 as supplementary power.
Listing NGR: SO6168007887
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