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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: BEACON HOUSE

List entry Number: 1152614

Location

BEACON HOUSE, NEW STREET

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

County District District Type Parish
GloucestershireStroudDistrict AuthorityPainswick

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 21-Oct-1955

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 133349

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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History

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Details

PAINSWICK NEW STREET SO 8609-8709 (Part) (north west side) 8/164 Beacon House 21.10.55 GV I Large town house, originally free-standing, now in row. 1766, possibly by John Wood the Younger. Fine limestone ashlar, roof not visible, in copper. A near symmetrical composition with centre 3 bays slightly stepped forward, rusticated ground floor and balustraded parapet. Three storeys and basement, 1:3:1 windows, sashes with glazing bars except in bays one and two at ground and first floors. At ground floor the heads have heavy triple rusticated keystones, at first floor they are set to continuous podium below cills, and with balusters below central 3; moulded architraves have straight cornice, segmental, pointed, segmental pediments, and straight cornice respectively; second floor are square, with moulded architraves. Central pair of C20 glazed doors in bold Gibbs surround plus cornice; in far right set-back bay a second pair of doors. In basement area, left, a segmental-headed door; a complex arrangement of steps and railings gives access to left of main entry. Although thought to have been built free-standing, the front is not quite symmetrical, the right recessed bay being noticeably narrower than that to left. Broad chimney stacks are built in as part of the balustrade return to the left. Interior a very rich ensemble, including some fine rococo plaster decoration by William Stocking of Bristol to the staircase, which has close set balusters, alternatively plain, fluted, or tight spiral twisted, and swept handrail; entrance hall fully panelled, many good panelled doors. (country Life, July 16, 1953).

Listing NGR: SO8663409728

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in 16 July, (1953)

National Grid Reference: SO 86633 09729

Map


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