The Great House

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1340306
Date first listed:
12-Aug-1985
Statutory Address:
The Great House, Great House Lane

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
The Great House, Great House Lane

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

County:
Gloucestershire
District:
Tewkesbury (District Authority)
Parish:
Hasfield
National Grid Reference:
SO 83146 27815

Details

SO 82 NW 3/100

HASFIELD GREAT HOUSE LANE The Great House

10.1.55

I Former manor house now house. C16, C17 and C19. Close-studded timber-framing, blue lias and sandstone quoins, brick, blue lias plinth to all parts. Traces of limewash on brick and stone parts. Stone slate and red tile roof. U-shaped plan.

Close-studded timber-framed central block, late C16. South wing late C16-early C17. North wing late C17. North front; two brick gables left with projecting brick stack off-centre right, wing extending back from left-hand gable. Two blue lias gables right of brick gables projecting stack at centre, projecting garderobe shoot from right-hand wall, close-studded timber-framed wing extending back rear right, southfacing gable end refaced in brick. Rear wall of courtyard close-studded timber-framing. C20 lean-to greenhouse against rear wall of courtyard, not of special interest.

Main body; two storeys and attic, cellar under west wing. North (entrance) front; four gables. Cross windows with ovolo-moulded wood mullions. Brick gable-ends lit by cross windows with ovolo-moulded wood-mullions and transoms, soldier arched heads to ground floor windows, band above. First floor; three-windowed, left and right hand windows brick relieving arches, flat at centre with bricks stepped down at sides, keystone at centre, band above stepped up over relieving arches, two-light windows (now blocked) lighting attics with soldier-arched heads and stopped hoods. Blue lias gables right lit by three and four-light ovolo-moulded stone-mullioned windows. Four-light windows with king mullions. Ground and first floor windows with transoms, continuous hoodmoulds over all windows continued around projecting stack. Plank door with cover strips left within flat-chamfered, Tudor-arched surround with carved spandrels. Hollow-chamfered hood with scroll stops.

West front; One, two and three-light stone-mullioned windows with and without glazing bars lighting blue lias gable left. C19 twin-gabled close-studded timber-framing right lit by three and four-light windows with ovolo-moulded mullions. Ground and first floor windows with transoms. South facing gable-end brick faced; two-light stone-mullioned windows to ground floor. Three-light C19 casement with transom to first floor. Flat chamfered stone-mullioned windows to ground floor. Three-light C19 casement with transom to first floor. Flat chamfered stone-mullioned windows lighting cellar. Close-studded timber-framed wall at rear of courtyard round-headed doorway (now blocked) with timber surround. Early studded-plank in west wall of brick east wing.

Roof; moulded limestone gable-end coping with kneelers. Gable-end and projecting stacks.

Interior: open well C17 staircase in west wing with closed string and turned balusters. Deep chamfered beams with moulded stops in kitchen (west wing). Tudor arched door with corner strips within Tudor-arched surround from kitchen into former through passage. Similar doors and door surrounds throughout house.

Tie beams with moulded chamfers and run out stops in central room of house (formerly panelled) beyond corridor. Deep chamfered beams with pyramidal stops with bars in main room in east wing. Main stairs within south wing, with turned balusters and closed string. Round-headed wooden archway with foliate carving in spandrels and central pendant, at bottom of stairs, similar archway right, access to cellar beyond, narrow round-headed archway between. Similar arches at top of stairs on landing, continued over access to following flight. C17 panelling around stair well, blind arcade with carved foliate decorations within each archway on second quarter landing with access to garderobe with single hole seat beyond.

Moulded plasterwork panels in front right hand first floor room with simple combed border to each panel, fleur de lys motifs within (q.v. Great Sandpits, in parish of Tirley). Oak panelled room at rear of west wing, tie beams with diamond stops with bars in same room. Round-headed archway off first landing with carved spandrels and scrollwork, fluted pilasters forming jambs forming entrance to passage behind east facing wall of central block. Fireplace with flat-chamfered Tudor-arched surround in attic.

An estate centred on the Great House was owned by the Browne family in the C16 (q.v. monument in chancel of Hasfield Church). In the C17 the house was known as Hasfield House, in the C18 it was called Pigeon House Farm and from the mid C19 the Great House. (Hasfield Estate).

Listing NGR: SO8314627815

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
134220
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Gloucester, (1969), 284
Verey, D , The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire 2 The Vale and The Forest of Dean, (1970)

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: 15 May 2005
Reference: IOE01/12540/14
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Terence J Devine. Source Historic England Archive
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