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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1091226



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Miserden

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 28-Jun-1960

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 132735

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5/176 Misarden Park



Large country house. c1620; c1850 alterations by Thomas Full james. Extensively altered 1874-8 by Alfred Waterhouse for E.A. Leatham; 1914 alterations and service wing by Andrew Russell for Capt. F.N.H. Wills. Rebuilding of east wing after 1919 fire by Edwin Lutyens. Ashlar and coursed rock-faced rubble limestone; ashlar chimneys; stone slate roof. Two-storey with attic; small west and large east wings. South front: main part to left is symmetrical, remodelled by Full james and Waterhouse. Central gabled 2-storey rectangular bay window with attic on position of original porch. Full moulded parapet gable with finial to each end of elevation; 2-storey canted bay window to each with crenellated parapet. Two similar lower 2-storey bays to inner part of elevation with small gable above attic window to main elevation behind. Fenestration of mullioned and transomed casements with continuous drip courses. C19 rebuilt ridge-mounted chimneys with moulded caps. Range extended to right is C19 with rock-faced rubble elevation having 2 full moulded gables and mullioned and transomed fenestration. Five-bay classical arcade to ground floor added by Lutyens has Tuscan columns and keystones to arch architraves. Parapet gable end of east library wing projects forward to right with mullioned and transomed fenestration to ground and upper floors; small west-facing gable has 2-light attic casement; two 2-light mullioned attic casements to south- facing gable, all very plain and unmoulded. East end: main gable end in rock-faced rubble with mullioned and transomed fenestration. To left is side of Lutyens addition in ashlar with several small 2- light casements set at stair landing positions; simple Tudor arched doorway at cellar level. Mullioned and transomed casements to service wing. North front: greatly altered during C19 rebuilding. Lower part of central 2-storey parapet gabled porch retains C17 doorway with pedestal-mounted Corinthian pilasters, Doric entablature and low-relief strapwork above continuous drip course. Chimney with 3 diagonal shafts having moulded caps also appears C17. Panel with carved coat-of-arms above doorway and flanking trefoil-headed casements are C19. Large mullioned and transomed stair window to left and exterior of north west wing to right are by Waterhouse, wing having 2-storey canted bay window. Service wing projects forward to left with prominent mullioned and transomed oriel window. Many cast-iron rainwater heads dated MCMXIV with monogram N H W. Interior: little remains from C17 house, the stone hall fireplace being main exception with paired Composite columns to fireplace and chimneypiece above, divided into 2 panels with Sandys' family arms. Panelling with strapwork and Ionic pilasters installed in 1914, elaborate Jacobean style plaster ceiling also of this date. Staircase by Waterhouse has turned balusters and fluted square newels. Rooms in west wing in elaborate Edwardian classical style. Linenfold panel.ling to dining room and very large fireplace by Waterhouse. Simpler fielded panelling in library by Lutyens with integral bookstacks jutting out at right-angles. Central coved Jacobean-style plaster ceiling; outer part of ceiling with plain scrubbed oak joists. House stands in C20 formal garden. Lodge and gateway to west (q.v.). N. Kingsley, notes for forthcoming book, n.d.; W.J. Sheils, 'Miserden' in V.C.H. Glos. xi, 1976,pp 47-56; and D. Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979)

Listing NGR: SO9409208928

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Gloucester, (1976), 47-56
Verey, D , The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire 1 The Cotswolds, (1970)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 16 Gloucestershire,

National Grid Reference: SO 94092 08928


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