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Watermoor House

A Grade II Listed Building in Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7127 / 51°42'45"N

Longitude: -1.9636 / 1°57'49"W

OS Eastings: 402608

OS Northings: 201553

OS Grid: SP026015

Mapcode National: GBR 3QY.GD1

Mapcode Global: VHB2Q.X68W

Entry Name: Watermoor House

Listing Date: 23 July 1971

Last Amended: 24 May 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1025097

English Heritage Legacy ID: 365470

Location: Cirencester, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold

Civil Parish: Cirencester

Built-Up Area: Cirencester

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Cirencester St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


578-1/6/332 (North East side)
23/07/71 Watermoor House
(Formerly Listed as:
Watermoor House and gate piers)


House, now old people's home. 1827. By William Jay for Joseph
Mullings. Limestone ashlar, coursed squared limestone to sides
and rear; Welsh slate hipped roofs to main, left side and rear
ranges, parapeted to main range; 11 ridge and end stacks
rebuilt in concrete blockwork.
Main range in Greek Revival style has later C19 addition to
right side, large later C19 ranges to rear and left side.
Entrance front is 2-storey 3-window range. First floor has
three 6/6-pane sashes in plain reveals with stone cills;
ground floor has later single-storey projections flanking
porch, each with two 6/6-pane sashes in plain reveals; porch
to centre enclosing pair of 8-panel doors with decorative
overlight has pair of Greek Doric columns in antis supporting
full entablature with wreath decoration to frieze, flanking
projections have frieze, moulded cornice and blocking course;
set-back to right side, coped parapet without eaves cornice.
Right side (south) elevation of main range has four 6/6-pane
sashes, to centre left now adapted as fire escape door, in
plain reveals to first floor; set back corners, shallow break
forward to centre with 3 heavy pilaster strips supporting
coped parapet without eaves cornice; ground floor has late C19
single-storey addition continuing beyond main range to right
consisting of 2-bay open Roman Doric colonnade in antis to
left with full entablature, parapet with dies and coping in
form of moulded cornice and blocking course, continued as
applied order of paired Roman Doric pilasters for 5 bays to
right with 6/6-pane horned sash to each bay, that next to
right end broken forward with 4 Doric columns and open
pediment with 2 narrow 6/6-pane sashes flanking broader sash
to centre.
Rear elevation is single-storey to left with C20 alterations
with projecting single-storey central feature in late
C19/early C20 Baroque style with blind Venetian window,
swagged frieze, modillion cornice and segmental pediment.
Later C19 wing set back to left of main range is large double
pile of 3 storeys with sash windows, band courses to each
floor and deep eaves.
INTERIOR of main range has cantilevered stone well staircase
with moulded soffit with wreathed iron balustrade and mahogany
grip handrail; stone paved hall with slate dots; 8-panel
mahogany doors with inlaid decoration and C19 brass door
furniture in hall and in rear range of building possibly all
late C19, to hall in early C19 architraves with rosette
decoration; run cornices to hall and rear and centre left of
main range; early C19 matching marble fireplaces to rear
centre and rear left of main range; dog-leg stick-baluster
back staircase with shaped cheek-pieces.

Listing NGR: SP0260801553

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