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Painswick Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Painswick, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7849 / 51°47'5"N

Longitude: -2.1932 / 2°11'35"W

OS Eastings: 386768

OS Northings: 209600

OS Grid: SO867096

Mapcode National: GBR 1M6.4B5

Mapcode Global: VH94R.XDXJ

Entry Name: Painswick Hotel

Listing Date: 21 October 1955

Last Amended: 24 August 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1340510

English Heritage Legacy ID: 133327

Location: Painswick, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud

Civil Parish: Painswick

Built-Up Area: Painswick

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Painswick St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

SO 8609/8709 (north west side)

7/143 and 8/143
Painswick Hotel (formerly
21.10.55 listed as Gwynfa Hotel)
Detached house, now hotel. Late c18, altered and extended 1902 and 1903 by
Detmar Blow. Limestone, ashlar, stone slate roofs generally, but part of main
block with concrete tile. A compact symmetrical late Palladian house, extended
at the back, and to the right with a 2-storey wing; interior also modified, but
principal corps-de-logis retains its integrity. Three storeys and basement,
built across steep slope dropping away to the road to the south-east. Main
front is 1:3:1 windows, all glazing bar sashes in plain reveals; central first
floor is a Venetian window with square Doric pilasters and entablature to side
lights; in central pediment a circular oculus. Basement level has 2 blocked
openings and two horizontal paned lights. Centrally at main level is pair of
C20 glazed doors under a transom light, in a pedimented Doric doorcase
approached by a double flight of stone stairs swept out at bottom, simple
wrought iron balustrade. At centre basement a plank door with studs in an
arched head. Front has plinth, plat band and cill band at first floor, moulded
cornice and blocking course; central 3-bays stepped forward. This ensemble
returns right, and one bay to left. To right is a 2-storey wing terminating in
a semicircular bay, dated IHS 1903; front includes an oculus over a Palladian
window. Left return has one bay detailed as principal front, but with C20
French doors at ground level. Attached, in dressed coursed stone is 2-gabled
1903 extension, with 2-arched flat-roofed loggia set at half floor level to take
account of changes in ground level. This block is in good 'Cotswold' style,
with various stone mullioned casements set to stopped hoods; including, at
ground floor, a large king-mullioned 4-light with transom. One gable is
slightly set back from the C18 alignment, the other stepped forward to accommo-
date the loggia. Beyond, left, is a decorative balcony balustrade with ball-
finials. Three large chimney stacks with simple cappings; C18 block is hipped
roof. Interior has stick baluster stair up to reception area with 1903
plastered ceiling and decorations. Lounge, at first floor, left, has replace-
ment fireplace with fluted frieze and green tile fireback. Simple cornice,
8-panel doors; beneath this is dining room with white marble inset to fire with
elegant surround to dentilled mantel shelf. The main dining room, right, which
extends through to 1903 wing simply detailed; original shutters.

Listing NGR: SO8676809600

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