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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 87108 11212


PAINSWICK PARADISE SO 81 SE 2/264 Paradise House 21.10.55 GV II Country house, now special school. Later C18 and C19. Flemish brickwork north front, remainder ashlar or coursed and squared limestone, slate roof. Near symmetrical main front in 2 storeys and attic and 5 windows, but with short extended section in stretcher bond brick to left. Ground floor has small canted bay with hipped roof, left, with 1:2:1 lights to arched heads, then two large square C20 bays flanking Doric pedimented portico with wide 4-panel door under decorative transom light. First floor has five 12-pane sashes in reveals; centre 3 bays stepped slightly forward, with plain pediment, and central opening in wide blind arch. Stone cornice; parapet and copings. Return right has two 12-pane sashes and two blind openings and a late hexagonal bay with 12-pane sashes at ground and first floors and a 2-light casement at second floor. Return left has an oriel window with battlemented top. Back is late C19 addition in 3 storeys and 4 windows, 4-pane sashes. Lean-to conservatory. Interior much modified in C20; the original entrance hall has decorative frieze and egg and dart to cornice.

Listing NGR: SO8710811212


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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: 01 Aug 2003
Reference: IOE01/08964/33
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