Pheonix Centre And Attached Garden Wall / The Beeches

3 Apr 2005
Pheonix Centre And Attached Garden Wall, Beeches Road, Cirencester, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7 1DN
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The Beeches, Beeches Road, Cirencester, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7 1DN
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SP0201 BEECHES ROAD 578-1/6/10 (East side) 05/08/92 Phoenix Centre and attached garden wall


Formerly known as: The Beeches BEECHES ROAD. House, now community centre. Late C18, early and mid C19 and early C20. Garden front is stucco with ashlar dressings with coursed squared limestone to right, road front coursed squared limestone; garden front has concrete tile roof, road front has stone slate roof; left- and right-end stacks to garden front, ashlar ridge stack with moulded top to porch on road front, similar stack to rear of wing. C18 and early C19 range to garden front has mid C19 addition in Tudor style to rear and wing to rear right forming road front; further additions to right of garden front C19 and early C20 produce large building of irregular plan. Garden front has late C18 pedimented section to centre which is 3-storey, 4-window range; first floor has four 6/6-pane sashes in plain reveals with stone cills, 3 similar windows to second floor, opening to second floor right has pair of C20 fire escape doors, ground floor has three similar 6/6-pane sashes and 8-panel round-headed door in flat beaded surround to left; band course over ground and first floors, coped pediment. Early C19 wing to left of garden front is 2-storey one-window range; first floor has one 2/2- 6/6- 2/2-pane triple sash with moulded timber mullions, one similar window to ground floor; shallow plinth; cill band to first floor; moulded eaves cornice breaking forward over pilasters to left and right, blocking course. To right of garden front 3-storey one-window range, probably early C19, has one 6/6-pane sash in plain reveal to first floor left side and early C20 oriel window to first floor; early C20 two-storey one-window range to far right has gable facing. Mid C19 road front in Tudor style has gabled 2-storey porch to right, one gable and one gablet to wing to left. 2-storey, 2-window range; first floor has one 2-light chamfered stone mullion-and-transom window with hoodmould to porch, similar 2-light chamfered stone mullion window to left, 2 similar 2-light windows to ground floor, porch to right has pair of doors each of 8 panels with 4-centred arched head recessed behind moulded surround with 4-centred arched head with carved spandrels and hoodmould continued over flanking single-light windows with 4-centred arched heads; shallow plinth with chamfered top; moulded string over ground floor; keyed blind oval window in gable of porch, porch has corbelled-out kneelers and coped gable with elaborate finial at apex. Wing to left of road front has 2-storey bay with coped parapet with 5-light chamfered stone mullion windows to ground and first floors, similar 2-light window to first floor right. Moulded strings over ground and first floors; gable and gablet have moulded coping and finials at apex. Left side of wing in similar style; flush quoins to external angles of mid C19 ranges. INTERIOR has late C18/early C19 stick baluster well staircase with mahogany grip handrail from ground to first floor, late C18 carved timber chimneypiece in staircase hall, late C18 carved stone chimneypiece to first floor right on garden front, early C19 stone fireplaces to 2 second floor rooms to centre of garden front, 2 further C19 fireplaces to second floor, one to first floor in wing to right; rooms to ground and first floor left and first floor right of garden front retain early C19 and late C18 panelled doors, architraves, window joinery and skirtings, ground and first floor left have later C19 fireplaces, to first floor with elaborate floral decoration. Wing to road front has mid C19 fireplace with overmantel and plaster cornices to ground and first floor rooms. Late C19 back staircase. Attached garden wall is coursed squared limestone with plinth and ashlar coping approximately 2m high near house with coping ramped up over round-headed opening with C20 iron gate, ramping down to approximately 1.6m high, coursed squared limestone rubble with ashlar coping. House converted to community centre 1946. (Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: 9th March: 1946-).

Listing NGR: SO9904202629


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0750 IOE Records taken by Lorna Freeman; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Lorna Freeman. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Freeman, Lorna

Rights Holder: Freeman, Lorna


Ashlar, Concrete, Limestone, Stone, Stucco, Tile, Georgian House, Monument (By Form), Domestic, Dwelling, Gate, Unassigned, Community Centre, Civil, Garden Wall, Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces, Wall, Barrier