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THORNBURY GRANGE

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.

Name: THORNBURY GRANGE

List entry Number: 1128777

Location

THORNBURY GRANGE, BRISTOL ROAD

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

County:

District: South Gloucestershire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Thornbury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 17-Dec-1984

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 34901

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Details

THORNBURY

298/5/2 BRISTOL ROAD 17-DEC-84 (East side) THORNBURY GRANGE (Formerly listed as: BRISTOL ROAD THE FARM)

II House, formerly known as The Farm. Of probable C16 origins, altered in C17 and C19. MATERIALS: Constructed of stone rubble with double Roman tiled roof and Cotswold stone tiles to stair turret; rendered stacks. PLAN: L-shaped plan running north-south with short range to north running east-west. It is of two storeys and concealed attic. EXTERIOR: West elevation: three windows, with a further window in the advanced parlour wing to left. These are 2-and 3-light wooden casements. There is a C19 conservatory in re-entrant angle. There are two low gables to the north elevation and a C17 casement window. Rear (now entrance) elevation: C17 octagonal stair turret with ovolo-moulded door-frame with depressed 4-centred arch head and studded plank door with strap hinges. A projecting stack adjoins the stair turret. The 1898 service wing, now a separate property called South Grange, is not of special architectural interest and is therefore not included in this listing. INTERIOR: Mostly altered, although retains stop-chamfered beams, and 4-centred arch fireplace in main bedroom. HISTORY: Thornbury Grange is believed to have C16 origins and was raised in the early C17, when the stair turret was added. In 1898 a service range was added to the south east; the front door was moved to the stair turret; and the former entrance door was replaced with a mullioned window. The building was subsequently subdivided, and by the early 1950s census reports indicate that it had become two separate properties; Thornbury Grange and South Grange. SOURCES: Linda Hall: The Rural Houses of North Avon and South Gloucestershire (1983) pg 237. David Verey and Alan Brooks: Buildings of England: Gloucestershire 2: The Vale and The Forest of Dean (2002) pg 758. SUMMARY OF IMPORTANCE: Thornbury Grange is an interesting building of predominately C17 date with possible C16 origins. It retains a number of features indicative of the C17 building phase and despite some later C19 alterations remains relatively intact.

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Hall, L, 'City of Bristol Museum and Art Gallery Monograph Number 6' in The Rural Houses of North Avon and South Gloucestershire 1400-1720, (1983)

National Grid Reference: ST 63625 89352

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