MONUMENT HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1245669
Date first listed:
23-Jan-1952
Date of most recent amendment:
15-Dec-1998
Statutory Address:
MONUMENT HOUSE, ST MARYS SQUARE
Statutory Address:
MONUMENT HOUSE, ST MARY'S STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
MONUMENT HOUSE, ST MARYS SQUARE
Statutory Address:
MONUMENT HOUSE, ST MARY'S STREET

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

County:
Gloucestershire
District:
Gloucester (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SO 83013 18873

Details

GLOUCESTER

SO8318NW ST MARY'S SQUARE 844-1/8/327 (East side) 23/01/52 Monument House (Formerly Listed as: ST MARY STREET Monument House)

GV II

Includes: Monument House ST MARY'S STREET. Town house, now converted to include a flat in addition to the main dwelling. c1770, may incorporate earlier structure. Minor late C20 alterations and a small addition on north side. Red brick with stone details, hipped slate roof with segmental roofed dormers. Front block with rear wing to right making L-plan. EXTERIOR: three storeys, cellar and attic; front of four unequally- spaced bays; stone crowning cornice with close set modillions. In the third bay from the left a narrow, recessed entrance porch with basket arch is framed by stone pilasters and an applied, Gothick style, crocketted ogee arch with a foliated finial above; framing the top of the arch and finial a stepped cornice on brackets arched in the centre above the finial; inside the porch five stone steps to the doorway threshold, six-panel door with the four, fielded, upper panels and basket-arched fanlight with radiating glazing bars. On the ground and first floors sashes with glazing bars (3x4 panes) and on the second floor shorter sashes with glazing bars (3x3 panes), all in openings with brick flat-arched heads set with projecting keystones and projecting stone sills; three dormers to the front above the first, third and fourth bays from the left all with sashes with glazing bars (2x2 panes); the former segmental-arched windows to the cellar are blocked. INTERIOR: rooms on ground-floor, now part of the flat, are entered through C20 lobby added onto the north side; the main dwelling on upper floors entered from ground floor hall and staircase; on the ground floor the front room to left of hall has original moulded joinery including skirting, chair rail, and architraves to windows, with bracketed ceiling cornice breaking forward above each window, C19 fireplace surround; room to right has an arched recess in the south wall and dentil ceiling cornice. The main dwelling has C18 central, open-well staircase to full height of house, with curtail step, open string with shaped tread-end brackets, two column-on-vase balusters to each



tread, and ramped handrail, on the first floor the room to left has dado panels with moulded chair rail, dentil ceiling cornice and C19 fireplace. Brick walled and vaulted cellar.



Listing NGR: SO8301318873

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
472428
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: 13 Mar 2004
Reference: IOE01/11870/14
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Terence J Devine. Source Historic England Archive
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