AVONBROOK HOUSE TEWKESBURY HIGH SCHOOL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1201207
Date first listed:
27-Jul-1973
Statutory Address:
AVONBROOK HOUSE, 24, CHURCH STREET
Statutory Address:
TEWKESBURY HIGH SCHOOL, 24, CHURCH STREET

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TEWKESBURY HIGH SCHOOL
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Location

Statutory Address:
AVONBROOK HOUSE, 24, CHURCH STREET
Statutory Address:
TEWKESBURY HIGH SCHOOL, 24, CHURCH STREET

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

County:
Gloucestershire
District:
Tewkesbury (District Authority)
Parish:
Tewkesbury
National Grid Reference:
SO 89203 32562

Details

TEWKESBURY

SO8932 CHURCH STREET 859-1/6/100 (South side) 27/07/73 No.24 Avonbrook House (Tewkesbury High School)

GV II

Large detached house, now girls' school. Late C18. The architect possibly George Byfield, designer of Webber House (qv), on stylistic grounds. Flemish bond brickwork, tile roof, brick stacks. PLAN: a square block with symmetrical front to central staircase, facing away from street; on entrance side an attached one-storey entrance lobby with door at right end. EXTERIOR: the garden front is 3 storeys and basement, 5-windowed. 9 above 12-paned sashes with very narrow glazing bars, and brought down almost to floor level at ground floor, all to fine cambered brick voussoirs and stone cills, with central bay recessed in full-height brick arch. Central pair of part-glazed doors with diamond pattern bars to stone Doric doorcase with entablature. Ground and first floors covered by early C19 decorative wrought- and cast-iron balcony to wood slat deck and lead tent hood; moulded stone cornice, blocking and coped parapet. All raised on terrace approached by 6+1 stone steps with nosings. Right (N) flank brick to parapet, and 2 string courses with lofty arched staircase sash and one 12-pane sash. Back, entry side, is 3-windowed with 9 above 12-pane sashes, central bay recessed as front; single-storey addition has at right end on 5 stone steps a 4-panel C18 door, under a light panelled splayed porch with open sides. To the right of this porch a 6-panel fielded door in moulded architrave and under a pulvinated frieze with moulded cornice. The S flank is partly concealed by later additions, and has external steel escape stair attached. INTERIOR: entrance hall on square stone flags set diagonally, various panelled doors in reeded doorcases with rosettes, flat cornice with rosettes at approx 300mm centres on low relief leaf-scroll frieze. Grand stone stair in semicircular open well has stick balusters to mahogany wreathed and swept handrail returned at top landing to clear a doorcase. Upper hall with detail as below formerly ran full depth of house, now partitioned off near garden end. Ground-floor library has 3 elliptical-headed recesses to architraves and responds, and fireplace in white and grey marble. Room above has white marble fireplace with central panel in high relief. Secondary stair (NW corner) in timber, narrow open-well winder to open scrolled string and stick balustrade, through both floors; under this the basement stair is tight winder with brick treads to concrete nosings (formerly wood). Brick basement floor, some brick vaulting. A grand house, somewhat compromised by additions, but retaining most of the original detail in good condition.

Listing NGR: SO8920332562

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
376680
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/06816/35
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Brookes. Source Historic England Archive
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