BEAUFORT HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1271603
Date first listed:
12-Mar-1973
Date of most recent amendment:
15-Dec-1998
Statutory Address:
BEAUFORT HOUSE, 12, COLLEGE GREEN

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Location

Statutory Address:
BEAUFORT HOUSE, 12, COLLEGE GREEN

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 82990 18832

Details

GLOUCESTER

SO8218NE COLLEGE GREEN 844-1/7/76 (West side) 12/03/73 No.12 Beaufort House (Formerly Listed as: COLLEGE GREEN No.12)

GV II

House with an assembly room adjoining to right, now offices. 1735-6 with later alterations. By John Pasco. Red brick in Flemish bond with stone details, slate roof with gabled dormers, brick ridge stacks. The former house double-depth block; the former assembly room the same depth overall as the house, originally one large room, now divided as offices with an upper floor inserted. EXTERIOR OF FORMER HOUSE: two storeys, attic and cellar; front of five bays with offset plinth, raised stone band at first-floor level, and parapet with stone coping. On the ground floor the entrance doorway in the right hand bay, door of six fielded panels in a plain opening. Sashes in bays to left and on first floor with glazing bars (3x4 panes), all in openings with rubbed brick flat arches set with raised keystones and projecting stone sills; a gabled dormer with sashes with glazing bars (3x3 panes) above the third and the fifth bays. INTERIOR OF FORMER HOUSE: early C18 staircase to first floor with closed string, square newels, moulded handrail and column-on-vase balusters; room to left of entrance hall has restored C18 fielded dado panels, chair rail, fielded panels above the rail, and moulded cornice; in room to rear a C18 chimney-piece with projecting key block in the lintel; on the first-floor front a panelled room with an early C19 chimney-piece with reeded surround and paterae stops; early C19 staircase to attic with column newels, stick balusters and ramped handrail. EXTERIOR OF FORMER ASSEMBLY ROOM: a tall single storey of four bays with a large sash with original mid C18 thick glazing bars (6x4 panes) in each bay, all in openings with rubbed brick flat arches set with projecting keystones, a continuous projecting stone band above the window arches and a tall brick parapet with a slightly projecting plain brick panel to each bay; four gabled roof dormers with sashes with glazing bars (3x3 panes). INTERIOR OF FORMER ASSEMBLY ROOM: fielded panel dado with dado



rail and fielded panel shutters in the window embrasures, in the centre of the west wall above the dado a semicircular niche with a shell head in plaster, the fireplace in the north wall is partially obscured. HISTORY: house built by John Pasco, master builder of Moulsey, Surrey, as a speculation in partnership with Barnabas Gunn, cathedral organist, on ground leased from the Bishop of Gloucester;the site of the bishop's former stables. The assembly room was originally used for concerts and as a coffee room; was built to serve the enclosed community around the Cathedral Close. (Eward S: No Fine but a Glass of Wine, Cathedral Life at Gloucester: Salisbury: 1985-: 318).



Listing NGR: SO8299018832

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
472167
Legacy System:
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Sources

Books and journals
Eward, S , No Fine but a Glass of Wine Cathedral Life at Gloucester, (1985), 318

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: 24 Jan 2001
Reference: IOE01/02969/28
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