2 Back Of Avon

6 Jun 2006
2 Back Of Avon, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5BA
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SO8932 BACK OF AVON 859-1/6/3 (East side) 27/07/73 No.2


House in row. Early C18, reputed 1712 build. Flemish bond brick, tile roofs, rendered lateral stacks. A tall twin-gabled house with through passage to right, and gabled extension transversely across back. 3 storeys and basement, 3-windowed. 12-pane sashes in exposed boxes, to segmental heads, but at second floor are 2-light casements; all to brick cills. To right is panelled door to side passage, and main panelled entry door enters left half-way along. 2 wood lintels to former cellar openings, front, 3-course brick band above first-floor windows, small oculus in each of the steep-pitched gables. Return, left is set forward from adjacent property, has small 6-pane fixed lights at 3 levels in rendered wall. Brick stack left wall. Rear extension is in brick-nogged timber-framing, and there is considerable framing within the property, including partition to through passage. INTERIOR has rebuilt bressumer fire to ground floor, a good early C18 shouldered ovolo-mould wood fire surround to first floor, full-width room, and a lofty fireplace to top floor left, in moulded architrave and to moulded mantel, brick inset with bars. Various C18 or C19 wide plank and batten doors, some with early hinges. Stair transversely across back, directly from ground floor room to top winders, and with winders top and bottom to upper flight. The rear, kitchen wing includes heavy cross beam, rear casement window with vertical bars internally, and C19 iron cooking grate. First-floor room in main block has central beam, and at top floor back is a blocked former window. An unusually well-preserved building, probably associated with water-borne activities on the adjacent waterway serving Abbey Mill (qv).

Listing NGR: SO8925532950


This is part of the Series: IOE01/2078 IOE Records taken by Giles Turner; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Giles Turner. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Turner, Giles

Rights Holder: Turner, Giles


Brick, Render, Tile, Stuart Row House, Georgian Monument <By Form>, House, Domestic, Dwelling, Timber Framed House, Timber Framed Building