Former laundry


Heritage Category:
Listed Building
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Date first listed:
Location Description:
At Ninnage Lodge, Crowgate Lane, Chaxhill, Westbury-On-Severn, Gloucestershire


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Location Description:
At Ninnage Lodge, Crowgate Lane, Chaxhill, Westbury-On-Severn, Gloucestershire

Forest of Dean (District Authority)
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Former laundry built in the mid-to late C19. C20 and C21 alterations.

Reasons for Designation

The former laundry is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

Architectural interest:

* for its careful massing, design and use of materials, complementing the architectural character of the principal house; * for the legibility of its historic function as a mid-to late C19 laundry, and the retention of its historic fixtures and fittings.

Historic interest:

* for its contribution to our understanding of the development of the estate over the C19 to meet both the aspirations of the owners and the expectations for a country estate of this period.

Group value:

* with Grooms Cottage and the multi-functional outbuilding (Grade II) it has an important historic and architectural relationship with the house, Ninnage Lodge (Grade II), and together they form a good ensemble of associated C19 estate buildings that contribute to our understanding of the development of estate architecture in the C19.


The detached former laundry to the south-east of Ninnage Lodge was built in the mid-to late C19 and is shown on the 1st edition (1884) Ordnance Survey map. In the late C19 or early C20 a heated greenhouse was added to its south-east elevation and is shown on the 2nd edition (1902) OS map.


Former laundry built in the mid-to late C19. C20 and C21 alterations.

MATERIALS: built of brick laid in Flemish bond, with a pitched roof covered in slate tiles.

PLAN: rectangular building with two rooms divided longitudinally, and the room at the south-west end spanning the width of the building.

EXTERIOR: single-storey building with gable end stack to the south-west end. The north-west elevation has, from left to right, a three leaf door and two, three-light casement windows.

INTERIOR: a double furnace for a copper and bread oven with cast iron door, and a mid-C20 water pump. The room to the south-west end has a large fireplace with a segmental arch; the grate has been removed.


Map of the Parish of Westbury in the County of Gloucester (1839)
Ninnage Lodge, Chaxhill, Westbury-on-Severn, Sales Particulars, plan, Valuation; 2 letters, 1937 (Gloucestershire Archives D2299/6188)
OS Map 6" (1884 edn)
OS Map 6" (1902 edn)


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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