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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: 1091709



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

County: Gloucestershire

District: Tewkesbury

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Dumbleton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 28-Aug-1987

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 135160

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2/63 Dumbleton Hall



Country house built by George Stanley Repton in Tudor style for Edward Holland c1830; service wing added in two phases late C19- early C20. Ashlar limestone from the Temple Guiting quarries; slate roof; ashlar stacks. Rectangular main body with projecting early C20 porte cochere at front; curving orangery at the south west corner; service wing to north of main body. Three storeys. Entrance front with twin projecting gables with corner buttresses with offsets. Late C19-early C20 five-light canted bay with stone mullions and strapwork band at top, to the ground floor of the left-hand gable. Early C20 rectangular bay window lit by 2 and 3- light stone-mullioned casements with transoms to the ground floor of the right-hand gable; paved or single stone-mullioned cross windows to the first and second floors. Central porte cochere built 1905, with a large segmental-headed stone-mullioned window with transom at front and wide segmental-headed openings to the return walls; double studded plank doorway within; strapwork parapet; strapwork frieze below parapet continued around the bay windows and the left-hand return. Two gablets to the left-hand return which has fenestration similar to that of the entrance front but includes a 2-storey bay window formerly with a parapet, and a segmental-headed doorway probably inserted 1905 in a window opening; octagonal stair turret with ogee-curved cupola at the south-west corner. Orangery, probably late C19-early C20 but in the same style as the main body, curves away to the left with 3 wide glazed segmental-headed windows with glazing bars; gable to cross room with diagonal buttresses at the left end. Rear in same style as the entrance front but includes a battlemented stone- mullioned oriel window and three octagonal stair turrets, two with ogee-curved cupolas, one stone, one leaded, one flat roofed. Service wing in same style as the main body but with ovolo-moulded stone-mullioned casements. All windows with glazing bars. Octagonal axial stacks with moulded cappings. Deep parapet with moulded capping and string course to main body and service wing. Finials to the apex of each gable and gablet now lost. Stone parapet with moulded capping linked to service wing runs across the entrance front then returns parallel to the south east front, part of the parapet retains strapwork balustrading. Interior: appears to have been extensively remodelled late C19- early C20 by the Eyres and Eyres-Mansell families. Panelled hall with ribbed C17 style ceiling incorporating panels decorated with the busts of a Roman soldier with the inscription 'IOSV E DUX' and small pendants; Tudor-arched stone fireplace with ornate wooden overmantel with mannerist decoration with ferns and finials; C19 staircase with square balusters. Panelled ballroom, formerly two rooms, linenfold decoration to the lower panelling; deep frieze decorated with trees and draped figures; ceiling in same style with decorated rhombuses containing naturalistic representations of plants, e.g. roses, thistles and oak branches. The plasterwork of the frieze and ceiling is in shallow relief and is particularly finely executed probably to a design of the Arts and Crafts group craftsmen. Similar decoration to the ceiling of the former Dining Room. White marble fireplace with large console brackets decorated with fruit removed from the former study in the same room. Large wooden overmantel with triangular pediment, festoon and cartouche with monogram (?) ' E.M.B.' at top. Panelled billiards room. Plastered ceiling with intersecting plastered beams with scrollwork decoration and heavy oak leaf frieze to the library. Dining room, formerly the study: Corinthian and modillion cornice and two large fluted Corinthian columns marking the point where the earlier house joined the service wing. Rectangular stairs lantern with heavy decorative plasterwork. First floor plan now altered by the insertion of corridors. Mrs Gaskell, the novelist and cousin of Edward Holland was a frequent visitor to the Hall. Holland's eldest son married Mrs. Gaskell's daughter. John Betjeman stayed at the Hall and wrote 3 poems there. (David Verey, The Buildings of England: The Vale and The Forest of Dean, 1980 and Ellis-Mitchell and Richards: Lands Called Dumbleton, 1986)

Listing NGR: SP0132635626

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Mitchell, Ellis, Richards, , Lands Called Dumbleton, (1986)
Verey, D, The Buildings of England: The Vale and the Forest of Dean, (1980)

National Grid Reference: SP 01326 35626


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