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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1201249



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

County: Gloucestershire

District: Tewkesbury

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Tewkesbury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 04-Mar-1952

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 376787

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SO8932 HIGH STREET 859-1/6/204 (West side) 04/03/52 No.37 Nortonbury House and Nortonbury Cottage.


House in row. C16. Braced timber-framing with plaster panels, some brick nogging, tile roof, brick stacks. PLAN: side-entry parallel plan, with rear wing making L plan. The 3-storey street front is twice jettied, with roof parallel to street. To the right is a throughway which gives to a long 3-storey wing in square panel framing, including the separate Nortonbury Cottage. EXTERIOR: the front block has a side entry. 3 storeys, 2-windowed. Second floor has 2 wide-spaced 4-pane sashes in replica framing with a small single light in each of the returns where the jettying projects beyond the adjacent buildings. At first floor are two 12-pane sashes, offset to the left in plastered walling; there is no window above the throughway. The ground floor has a late C19 shop front with deep recessed glazed door to plain transom-light and with slender mullions. The fascia with dentil cornice is full width, covering also the throughway, which has a 9-panel framed door. The upper jetty has exposed joist ends, and is carried on 2 decorative consoles. Roof very steep, with a brick stack at the ridge to the right. The throughway is crossed by 2 heavy square beams, and there is a large jowelled post just inside the doorway. Approx 3m back from the door there is a broad low arch, and a panelled door gives entry to the ground floor of the front block. The back wall has some timber-framing. Nortonbury Cottage has plastered panels and a tile roof, with large ridge stack. It is in 3 storeys with various windows including some 12-pane sashes,and a part-glazed C19 door under a heavy moulded early C18 pediment on consoles. INTERIOR: at the ground floor the rear room has an C18 fire surround with eared moulded architrave, and the wing has a series of heavy transverse beams on posts at regular intervals. To the N is a good 12-pane and to the S a 16-pane sash. The mid stair is a tight early C18 open well with square newels and drops, turned balusters and solid moulded string and with laylight above; the bottom flight has been replaced out of character with the remainder. The principal corner posts are very large, to jowelled heads. There are various C18 two- and 3-panel fielded doors, and much heavy braced framing is exposed; at the top level, S party wall, a major brace has been cut through to insert a small lateral light. Second floor originally open to roof (not accessible) Nortonbury Cottage, to judge from the quality of structural members, was a service or storage wing to Nortonbury House, but now serves as a separate cottage. The ground floor has a large bressumer fire to an C18 brick stack. At the first floor lateral beams are on haunched posts, and the early joists are roughly finished. There is a wind-brace to each slope in one bay of the roof, which has a clasped purlin. Nortonbury is the name used by Mrs Craik for Tewkesbury in 'John Halifax, Gentleman'(1857).

Listing NGR: SO8932532947

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National Grid Reference: SO 89325 32947


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