Old Judges House, 26, Westgate Street, Gloucester - Gloucester

Late C15 timber-framed merchant house, greatly enlarged and remodelled in late C16/early C17. Refronted and altered internally c1815. Operated as seed merchant for c100 years until 1989, then partly occupied as bookshop, before becoming vacant. Whilst some repairs have been undertaken, there remain many areas which require attention, particularly the roof and significant joinery. The ground and first floors are now occupied and consent has been granted to install a lift which will enable the upper floors to be used by the antiques centre to help fund roof and joinery repairs.

Old Judges House, 26, Westgate Street, Gloucester - Gloucester
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: OLD JUDGES HOUSE
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1245450
  • Local Planning Authority: Gloucester
  • Site Type: Domestic > Residential building


  • Building Name: Old Judges House
  • Street Number: 26
  • Street Name: Westgate Street
  • Locality: Gloucester
  • County: Gloucestershire
  • District / Borough: Gloucester
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Gloucester
  • Region: South West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Part occupied/part in use
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Commercial company
  • Designation: Listed Building grade I, CA