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Forest of Dean (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SO 69654 32530



4/101 Pound Farmhouse



Farmhouse; first half C17, incorporating earlier building; C18 and minor C19 alterations. Timber-framed on stone plinth, rendered panels: left elevation rendered. Rear extensions random rubble and English garden wall bond brick: stone slate roof, one slope shingles. 'U' plan, original court infilled, wings extended, on left extension single storey: 4-room wide front, 2 storeys, attics only at right end. Main garden elevation, windows all face fixed, double ovolo head and sill, single ovolo mullions and transoms, iron opening lights. Framing close studs except as noted: on right 5 panels high to eaves, 2-panel per floor porch and centre, single panel ground floor, 2 square above left. Four-light window on right, ground floor. Porch projects right of centre, 'flat- headed opening, double ovolo moulding, up 4 stone steps: above grille with turned balusters; inside original boarded door, cyma frame, 2-pane fanlight. To left blocked window, chamfered opening to cellar below in plinth. Five-light window to left: plinth steps up for last section: 3-light window. First floor 3-light window on right, set lower than for rest of house, jowl to corner post. Slight jetty to 3 sides of porch, double ovolo, 3-light window in gable, collar and tie beam gable truss, single-light left return. Three and 5-light windows centre, 3-light left section, angle braces from jowled heads to main posts to former tie -beam. Hipped roof: ashlar base to centre rear chimney, diamond-set brick stacks, as to chimney on right return ridge and on left side of centre at rear. Left return rendered on stone plinth; blocked door up 5 stone steps on right, canted oriel on left, 3-light mullion and transom window, hipped roof, suppported curved ovolo ribs from stone corbel. Above 2 and 3-light windows as front. Interior: stairs in turret behind porch at rear: square newels, turned balusters, ramped moulded handrail, continuous string. To rear of room on right, ground foor, hollow chamfer to main beam: cross beams towards front straight chamfer with bar and pyramid stops. Central room front, double ovolo with hollow between to fireplace, moulded ceiling beams. Heavy chamfer to ceiling beams, front room on left, C17 plaster cornice below: beams as central room in room behind. First floor pyramid and bar stop to beams in centre room, two C17 boarded doors wth original hinges, moulded ceiling beams to left front room. In centre queen-strut trusses with curved braces to struts, 2 pairs purlins, no ridge timber: left wing collar, tie beam and angle-strut trusses. Three-bay single-storey brick cider house to rear on left, dentil eaves, tie- beam trusses with angle struts, one pair purlins, plank ridge. Present C17 house incorporates 2 bays of early 2-storey timber- framed house with lower floor levels in rear of right wing, enlarged one bay in front and attic storey above when rest of house built. Later rear extensions. Passage built on ground floor across back of house, probably C18; similar on first floor added later. Front probably gabled each end originally, roof reformed in C18. Forms group with C18 barn and cowhouse (q.v.). (The Rev. G.E. Gethyn-Jones, Dymock down the Ages, 1966; D. Verey, Gloucestershire, the Vale and the Forest of Dean, 1970)

Listing NGR: SO6965432530


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Books and journals
Jones, J E G, Dymock down the Ages, (1966)
Verey, D , The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire 2 The Vale and The Forest of Dean, (1970)


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: 20 Jul 2005
Reference: IOE01/14455/15
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Brian R Edwards. Source Historic England Archive
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