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Rodborough Fort

A Grade II Listed Building in Rodborough, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7352 / 51°44'6"N

Longitude: -2.2201 / 2°13'12"W

OS Eastings: 384897

OS Northings: 204075

OS Grid: SO848040

Mapcode National: GBR 1MR.3J9

Mapcode Global: VH94Y.GNP5

Entry Name: Rodborough Fort

Listing Date: 24 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1305531

English Heritage Legacy ID: 131964

Location: Rodborough, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud

Civil Parish: Rodborough

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Rodborough St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

SO 80 SW RODBOROUGH

4/89 Rodborough Fort

GV II

Detached house. Mostly 1870; extensive mid C20 restoration.
Random rock-faced rubble limestone; artificial stone; ashlar
dressings. Two-storey with 4-storey tower on south west side; 2
rear wings. Two sets of curtain walls with various outbuildings to
south west and north east (q.v.). South west: asymmetrical with
central tower having Tudor arched doorway with hoodmould and double
plank doors; chamfered cross window to each tower storey on each
tower face, all with hoodmoulds. Continuous dripmoulds to tower
and main block; upper part of tower rendered with machicolated and
crenellated parapet; circular stair turret at east corner of tower
projects above crenellated parapet. Cross windows to main block
left of tower, narrow transomed windows to right with iron
casements. Crenellated parapet as to tower. North west:
symmetrical front, 3 window fenestration, central being canted 2-
storey bay. Flanking cross windows: continuous dripmoulds and
crenellated parapet. Small circular turret projects at upper level
of north corner. North east: largely rebuilt in mid C20 with
artificial stone. Three window fenestration all C20 cross-windows;
crenellated parapet. South east: two asymmetrical wings, left
with hipped roof set behind parapet of south west elevation; right
wing is end of north east facing range. Part of curtain wall
adjoins at corner to left (q.v). Interior not inspected.
Originally built as a folly for Captain Hawker in 1761, enlarged
with the construction of house in 1870 for Alexander Holcombe.
Stands on lofty eminence above Stroud town and a very important
landscape feature.
(N.M. Herbert, 'Rodborough' in V.C.H. Glos. xi, 1976, pp 218-234;
and B. Jones, Follies and Grottoes, 1974)


Listing NGR: SO8489704075

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