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Statutory Address:

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Stroud (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SO 84258 03040


SO 8403-8503 RODBOROUGH BATH ROAD (east side)

15/100 Grigshot House


Large former mill owner's house, now house and flats. Mid C18; C19 addition; C20 internal alterations. Ashlar limestone; coursed rubble to sides and rear: ashlar and brick chimneys; stone slate and concrete plain tile roofs. Three-storey with attic and cellar; 3-storey rear addition. Front: 3 gables, 5-window fenestration all 8-pane sashes with keyed beaded architraves and bull-nosed sills; small leaded attic casements with plain beaded architraves. Central doorway with moulded architraves and keystone has C20 glazed doors. Large Regency ironwork porch with tent roof. Mullioned cellar casements. Angled screen wall to left links with Grigshot Lodge (q.v.). North end: gabled with small single-light fenestration; ashlar gable-mounted chimney with moulded cap. South end: 2 gables with rebuilt brick chimney on ashlar bases to each. Off-centre sash window fenestration to left gable, all with keyed beaded architraves. C20 single-storey flat-roofed addition is not of special interest. Rear: 3 gables to rear of main range with parallel 3-storey range to left built into bank with 3-window fenestration, 12-pane sashes to middle floor, 6-pane above. C20 altered addition to right. Interior: hall altered in C20 with removal of open well staircase. One good panelled room is intact, doorways having eared architraves and 8-panel egg and dart enriched doors. Fireplace has fretwork frieze with central pedimented panel. Modillion ceiling cornice. All mouldings have egg and dart and bead and reel enrichment. In the late C18 and early C19 was home of owner of Woodchester Mill. Obadiah Paul entertained George III to breakfast here in 1788, probably in the elaborately panelled room. Forms part of group with Grigshot Lodge and Grigshot Cottages (q.v.). (N.M. Herbert, 'Rodborough' in V.C.H. Glos. xi, 1976, pp 218-234)

Listing NGR: SO8425803040


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Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Gloucester, (1976), 218-234


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: 17 Jan 2006
Reference: IOE01/15080/29
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Walter Aplin. Source Historic England Archive
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