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A Grade II Listed Building in Rodborough, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7299 / 51°43'47"N

Longitude: -2.2314 / 2°13'53"W

OS Eastings: 384114

OS Northings: 203488

OS Grid: SO841034

Mapcode National: GBR 1MR.DPG

Mapcode Global: VH94Y.8SP7

Entry Name: Achards

Listing Date: 28 June 1960

Last Amended: 24 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1090705

English Heritage Legacy ID: 131969

Location: Rodborough, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud

Civil Parish: Rodborough

Built-Up Area: Stroud

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Rodborough St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

(east side)

15/94 Achards (previously listed
as The Archards)


Large detached house. Early C18 on older site; extensive C19 and
C20 restorations. Random rubble limestone with roughcast render;
rendered brick-rebuilt chimneys; stone slate roof. Two-storey
with attic and cellar; C20 rear additon and linking section to
barn to north (q.v.). Front: 7-window fenestration grouped 2:3:2,
all stone cross windows with hoodmoulds except 2 ground floor
sashes to right with plain keyed architraves. Two cellar 2-light
chamfered mullioned casements below sashes in stone plinth. C20
hipped roofed porch left of centre; gabled C19 roof dormers at
each end of hipped and sprocketed roof with modillion eaves
cornice. Irregularly coursed exposed quoins. Two ridge-mounted
chimneys. South end: lean-to conservatory with 2 cross windows to
upper above. Rear: cross windows to left part of elevation as to
front. C20 altered rear wing is not of special interest. Lower-
roofed addition at north end has various C20 alterations. Blocked
cross window above.
Interior: open well staircase with splat balusters appears altered
or repositioned in C19. Various classical fireplaces said to have
come from Bristol. A 1797 view illustrates Achards with a large
gabled part at south end, possibly a C16 or C17 house to which the
early C18 building was attached.
(N.M. Herbert, 'Rodborough' in V.C.H. Glos. xi, 1976, pp 218-234)

Listing NGR: SO8411403488

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