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Edwards College

A Grade II Listed Building in South Cerney, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.6768 / 51°40'36"N

Longitude: -1.9302 / 1°55'48"W

OS Eastings: 404919

OS Northings: 197557

OS Grid: SU049975

Mapcode National: GBR 3RC.YLC

Mapcode Global: VHB2Y.H3DX

Entry Name: Edwards College

Listing Date: 2 August 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1341003

English Heritage Legacy ID: 129566

Location: South Cerney, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold

Civil Parish: South Cerney

Built-Up Area: South Cerney

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: South Cerney All Hallows

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

SU 0497-0597
(east side)
14/265 Edwards College
Row of 12 almshouses. Founded 1838 by Anne Edwards for widows of
clergy and built by J.P. St. Aubyn in Tudor Gothic style. Ashlar,
stone slate roof, 6 large ashlar ridge stacks with offset and 3
grouped flues to each with continuous moulded cornice, central
round ridge bellcote. Two storeys and attic. Single long range
with central and end projecting wings linked by 4-centred arcade
with open spandrels and decorative parapet. Recessed sections
flanking centre have 4 stepped coped gables each with single stone-
framed light, centre 2 gables being larger. First floor has two-
light and single stone-framed windows with square hoodmould,
arranged as 2/1 and 1/2 in alternation. Behind arcade on ground
floor each house has 3-light hollow-mould stone mullion, No 3 only
being painted, and vertical battened Tudor-arched doors with glazed
top section in chamfered flush stone surrounds. End bays have
coped gable with finial, kneelers and very small square light, with
2 and 3-light arched stone mullion with square hoodmould below.
Central bay has central gable with finial and kneelers and Latin
inscription commemorating foundation of College in 1838. Complex
roof line behind with opposed dormers on gable, and flanking
dormers, all with decorative bargeboards. Three 2-light arched
stone mullions with square hoodmould, and two 3-light on ground
floor flanking large central archway with enriched spandrels, with
2 doorways to houses set back inside. Backs of each almshouse
have single storey projecting service wing.

Listing NGR: SU0491997557

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