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Statutory Address:

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

Stroud (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SO 86734 09726


This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 27/04/2016

SO 8609/8709 (part) 8/82

PAINSWICK FRIDAY STREET (north west side) The Gables


GV II* House. C16 and C17, but remnants of earlier roof possibly to a hall house. Coursed and squared limestone, stone slate roof. Set in corner, the house may originally have extended further left into what is now the Old Inn (q.v.) in George Court. Through passage plan, but difficult to read overall. Two storeys and attics, 2 coped gables, that to left has single light over 3-light over 4-light over 3-light, all ovolo-mould stone mullions and to stopped hoods, but gable lights have drip-mould full width; a further continuous drip-mould under the first floor window in right half. Central arched opening to plank and fillet door with keystone to arch. Two stone stacks, roofs at differing levels. Back has central C17 plank and nail-head door and two gables, that to right with fenestration as front: Interior: dining room with heavy chamfer beams. Sitting room large square fire opening of C16 with moulded stopped surround, and built in to what is now the party wall, a deep moulded C16 transverse beam; ceiling joists are chamfered stopped. One upper room has further C16 square fire opening with moulded mantel shelf and geometrical drops with lozenges; decorative shallow relief plaster ceiling. Small blocked light facing north-east. C16 plaster ceilings surviving at first floor level, revealed following the removal of C20 partitions. Roof retains most of early timber, including two pairs of heavy arch-braced principals, one of which may have been to open hall; arch braces chamfered. An important survival in the town centre.

Listing NGR: SO8673409726


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

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Date: 16 Apr 2001
Reference: IOE01/03629/07
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Jack Farley. Source Historic England Archive
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