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Bowden Hall Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Upton St. Leonards, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8343 / 51°50'3"N

Longitude: -2.1885 / 2°11'18"W

OS Eastings: 387104

OS Northings: 215095

OS Grid: SO871150

Mapcode National: GBR 1LF.ZFX

Mapcode Global: VH94L.05V4

Plus Code: 9C3VRRM6+PH

Entry Name: Bowden Hall Hotel

Listing Date: 20 October 1970

Last Amended: 30 September 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1090774

English Heritage Legacy ID: 131832

Location: Upton St. Leonards, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL4

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Upton St. Leonards

Built-Up Area: Gloucester

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Upton St Leonards St Leonards

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


3/170 Bowden Hall Hotel
(previously listed as Bowden
Hall and stables)

Former large country house; now hotel with attached former
stables. 1770; altered and enlarged c.1970. Brick; stucco
facing; brick chimneys; Welsh slate roof. Rectangular block;
3-storey; attached 2-storey service wing to rear linking with 2-
storey former stable block to north west. South west front:
three 3-storey bows with parapet roof, bow to right being C20
addition; 3 sashes at each level to each bow, plate glass C19 to
ground and middle floors, 6-pane C18 to upper floor; projecting
curved balcony at middle floor level with iron railings of C19;
mutilated stone modillion parapet cornice; plain bands at floor
levels. North west entrance front: 3-window sash fenestration,
altered on ground floor, all C19 plate glass except upper floor
left C20 casement; central projecting pedimented Ionic porch; C20
panelled doors; small round arched niche to right now blocked but
formerly with narrow C19 sash; plain band at middle floor level;
chamfered quoins to left; projecting pilaster to right; off-
centre roof light in hipped roof. Service wing projects to left
linking with side of C-plan stables and coach house; sash
fenestration, altered in stable block but retaining original plain
architraves; hipped roof above modillion eaves to stables with
chamfered quoins; central to stable block attached late C19
single-storey room with hipped roof, vent louvres in gablet and
cambered-arched mullioned and transomed window with stained glass
to each face - possibly former Eton Fives court recorded in
Birchall diaries. South east: C20 elevation to hotel addition
replacing former C19 conservatory.
Interior much altered but retains staircase with 3 turned balusters
per tread of open string and swept wreathed handrails; tall round-
arched stair window on landing with white stained glass. Large
central 3-centred arched coach doorway in stable block obscured by
later Cl9 addition. Home of John Dearman Birchall in C19.
Stands in landscaped grounds. (D. Verey, Gloucestershire: The
Vale and the Forest of Dean, 1976; and ed. D. Verey, The Diary of
a Victorian Squire (Dearman Birchall), 1983.)

Listing NGR: SO8710415095

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