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

Stroud (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
ST 73321 98737


ST 79 NW STINCHCOMBE WOTTON ROAD 3/122 (west side) 2.6.52 Piers Court


Large detached dwelling. Principally late C18, but incorporates earlier house probably C16. Palladian block rendered to parapet and with fluted frieze band, hipped tiled roof, large stacks with moulded caps and skirts; north front, two storeys, 2+3+2-windowed, all original sashes with glazing bars, central 3 bays in slightly brought forward section with sediment supported by doric pilasters, central 6-panel fielded door in Doric open pedimented doorcase having frieze with rosettes. Return, right prominent half-octagonal bay plus three windowed front, all good sashes as north face, and one bay return linking to lower wing in rubble with ashlar stack, latter known as Piers Cottage. South wing, parallel with but slightly offset to Palladian wing, rendered, to parapet with large ball finials, stone slate roof and ashlar stack; two storeys, 3-windowed, small 2-light casements at second floor, 2-light sashes with glazing bars, first and ground floors, all with stone cills; plank and batten door centrally in broad C16 wave and ovolo mould wood frame.

Interior of older section with heavy chamfered stopped beams, some box timber framing in wall at interfce between new and old, and bell in opening to west gable - said to have summoned Court formerly held in what is now Piers Cottage; C18 section has generous stone staircase with stick balusters and swept mahogany rail, and many contemorary shutters and doors.

Piers Court was the home of Evelyn Waugh from January 1937 to October 1956.

Listing NGR: ST7332198737


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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: 28 Aug 2003
Reference: IOE01/10737/27
Rights: Copyright IoE Ms Anne Griffiths. Source Historic England Archive
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