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Tewkesbury (District Authority)
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SO 89409 32718



SO8932 BARTON STREET 859-1/6/22 (North side) 04/03/52 No.22


House in row, with shop. Early C17 remodelling and refronting of earlier C16 house. Close-stud timber-framing, rendered panels, tile roofs, brick stacks. PLAN: a lofty structure with twin gables to the street, and 3 jettied storeys; behind the street front a further gable rises above the central valley, also framed, with a large square external stack at the rear. A throughway to the left passes under the double-depth main building to a long lower rear wing in timber-framing; at the junction between the two, at ground floor, is a projecting diagonally-set oriel window. EXTERIOR: the front is in 3 storeys, attic and basement. The 2 gables, with framing painted on, jetty on brackets over two 2-light casements with horizontal bar at second floor, in close-studding with cill rail. This is jettied on brackets over a large central oriel in 1:5:1-lights with transom, on a bold curved bracket, with close-stud framing each side, with two rails. A continuous moulded fascia-board runs full width of the underbuilt ground floor, with a 3-pane shop front. To the left, to the throughway, an 8-panel fielded door in a doorcase with a carved frieze and cornice on small brackets. Behind this, to the right in the throughway, is a moulded jetty-post. To the right the passage, which has stone paving, has heavy square framing; the framing can be seen to continue in the party wall to the left, and at second floor is a small 2-light casement above the adjacent roof. SR Jones (1968) noted pargetting of c1690s with shield to rear (not seen). INTERIOR: ground-floor front room has 2 transverse boxed beams with mouldings, and fine C18 fielded panelling. A C20 stair descends to a cellar with 2 very large chamfered transverse beams, trimmed for the staircase. The diagonal bay is in 3 lights with some C15 tracery incorporated, but generally appears to be a late C19 work, possibly by Thomas Collins. The kitchen in the rear wing has a moulded cornice and central beam. The tight dogleg winder stair has turned balusters and square newels, moulded handrail and solid string. The first-floor front parlour is a fine room with very complete early fittings and decoration; it runs the full width of the block, and contains an early C16 moulded stone 4-centred fireplace with a Jacobean full-height overmantel with strapwork. Walls fully panelled with C17 dark oak, to a guilloche frieze, and including the C17 door. The decorative plastered ceiling is in 6 full and 3 half-compartments, defined by broad beams with mouldings; quatrefoil raised-moulding plasterwork to the panels include daffodil enrichments. The first-floor back has post and beam gable and a boxed transverse beam. The C17 panelling includes dado work with rosettes in diamond-shaped central motifs, with embellishment. The entrance door is 3-panel fielded, and there is a C19 cast-iron fireplace. The winder stair to the second floor has a framed wall to the left, and at the middle landing are 2 close-set moulded beams. In the attics the rear gabled space has one large purlin, and a small window. One of the finer properties in Barton Street, well maintained, and retaining considerable fabric from the C17, the first-floor front parlour being a particularly notable example with fine decorative plasterwork. (Victoria County History: Gloucestershire: London: 1968-: 131).

Listing NGR: SO8940932718


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Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Gloucester, (1968), 131


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: 18 May 2001
Reference: IOE01/04182/25
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Brookes. Source Historic England Archive
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