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

Forest of Dean (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SO 61882 02586


LYDNEY GENERAL SO 60 SW 7/56 Lydney Park - II Large country house. 1877, architect C H Howell. Rock faced coursed limestone, tile roof: multiple chimney stacks, but all shafts cut back to base. A rambling composition with main entrance to north flanked by projecting wing, left and later museum wing, right; the south front, towards the Severn, incorporates a tower at the right end. Generally 2½ storeys with various mullioned windows, and plate glass sashes sliding behind stone members. Entrance front has large external stack, right, with moulded panel and motto 'TIEN TA FOI', that of the Bathurst family for which house was built, also an octagonal turret in the internal corner, and a circular turret with steep conical roof on the wing to left. To south front, seen from the main road, 2½ storeys, with two principal gables and two lesser gables at centre, a 2 storey hexagonal bay and a segmental one, stopped right to a five storey tower. The interior contains much original panelling of high quality, a grand open well oak stair, a secondary stair of 1910, and various original doors, fireplaces and ceilings. The building has a commanding position in parkland at the southern entrance to the parish, and replaces an earlier house, now represented by the Stables (qv).

Listing NGR: SO6188202586


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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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