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No 52 The Street including petrol pumps to the front garden

A Grade II Listed Building in Uley, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6839 / 51°41'2"N

Longitude: -2.3054 / 2°18'19"W

OS Eastings: 378981

OS Northings: 198396

OS Grid: ST789983

Mapcode National: GBR 0LW.CYK

Mapcode Global: VH953.0X2Z

Entry Name: No 52 The Street including petrol pumps to the front garden

Listing Date: 26 April 1984

Last Amended: 21 August 2018

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1090826

English Heritage Legacy ID: 131648

Location: Uley, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL11

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud

Civil Parish: Uley

Built-Up Area: Uley

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Uley with Owlpen and Nympsfield

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

ST 79 NE ULEY THE STREET
4/178 (east side)

GV No 50

II


Dwelling in row. Mid C19. Squared and dressed limestone, concrete tile roof. Two
storeys, 3-windowed, 2-light casements under segmental heads, centrally modern plank
door with flat hood on stone brackets; behind this and facing South Street, later
Victorian extension, tw storeys, one-windowed, sashes with glazing bars in moulded
architraves with segmental heads and keystones. An important element on the end of a
row including Nos 52, 54 and 56 (q.v.), included for group value.


Listing NGR: ST7896098386

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Summary

An C18 dwelling re-fronted in Cotswold limestone in the C19 and formerly associated with a village shop next door. The 1950s petrol pumps in the front garden have a delivery system that would fuel motorcars at the roadside.

Description

A pair of dwellings of probable early-C18 date, re-fronted in the C19, and now arranged as one house.

MATERIALS: constructed of coursed squared and dressed limestone with concrete tile roofs and stone and brick stacks. Both ranges have traditional timber roof and floor structures with some replacement and reordering. The window units are all modern replacements.

PLAN: of two storeys with attics the pair of adjoining buildings now form a single dwelling with differing floor levels. The main range stands roughly on a north-east/south-west orientation and has an inglenook with winder stairwell to attic level at the south end. The chimneybreast to the north wall extends into the adjoining building. The rear wing stands on a north-west/south-east orientation and has a single room to each floor. Attached at the elbow of the two wings is a two-storey extension of mid-C20 date with a terrace to the flat roof.

EXTERIOR: the main elevation has a central door under a C21 flat hood. There are modern casements under segmental heads to each side and above. The pitched roof has a pair of dormers and end stacks. The flanks of the main range and the rear wing are engaged with each other at an acute angle to form a stepped corner. The façade of the rear wing has a central opening to each floor with moulded architraves, segmental heads and keystones. There is a brick end stack.

INTERIOR: the principal room has an exposed stopped and chamfered beam and, at the south end, an inglenook with timber bressumer and winder stairwell behind with a C21 inserted stair. At the north end is a C21 chimneybreast and fireplace with recesses to each side. There is a doorway under a timber lintel to the C20 kitchen extension. The south-east section of rear wall is re-ordered to accommodate access to the rear wing, which has a six-panelled door to the ground-floor room. This room has a chamfered beam that is stopped at the north-east end, a stone chimneypiece and a timber dado rail.

To the first floor there is a small opening in the inglenook chimneybreast by the stair and the front range has two stopped and chamfered beams. In the north bedroom wall is a stone fireplace with a simple depressed arch and a modern grate. There are two steps up to the four-panelled door of the bedroom to the rear wing. This room has a lateral chamfered beam with a shoe to the front wall. The other end of the beam is obscured behind a modern cupboard. The bedroom and bathroom to the mid-C20 extension have no historic fittings.

The attics have exposed timber trusses with pegged principals. The secondary roof timbers have been replaced and there are some other adaptations. There is access to the roof terrace over the mid-C20 extension.

SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: either side of the front path are 1950s Avery Hardoll (Type 598) petrol pumps with swinging delivery mechanisms and signage. The pump hoses are reported to be located within the house.

History

No 52 The Street is on the Tithe Map of 1838 for Uley and is shown as part of a row including the adjoining building now known as No 52a (listed separately at Grade II). It is shown with the angled rear wing fronting what is now South Street and there were further attached buildings. Nos 52 and 52a were probably built in phases from the early C18, with No 52a likely to have been constructed first. In 1838 the buildings were “Houses Shop and Garden” under the ownership and occupation of George Dangerfield. No 52 was re-fronted, possibly in the late C18 (a partial inscription on one of the quoins may indicate a possible 1789 date) or sometime later. The house was clearly built in two separate phases, the rear wing being secondary and possibly a complete late-C18/C19 rebuild with reused structural elements.

For much of the C20, No 52 remained as a dwelling for the owners of the village shop at No 52a (for many years the Bruton family). Petrol pumps were installed in the front garden by the 1920s and were used to serve motorists at the roadside. The current petrol pumps date from the 1950s and include a swinging delivery mechanism. A two-storey extension was built to the rear in the 1950s, possibly replacing an earlier structure that is shown on historic maps. The building was restored in the early C21.

The building was previously listed as No 50, The Street.

Reasons for Listing

No 52 The Street including the petrol pumps in the front garden, Uley, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

Architectural interest:

* as a neatly-designed and well-constructed dwelling built using quality Cotswold limestone in the vernacular traditions of the area;

* it retains structural elements of its historic interior including stop-chamfered beams to each floor and roof;

* the mid-C20 petrol pumps with roadside delivery system in the front garden are a rare survival of the privately-run operations that formerly served motorists in large numbers prior to the dominance of large multi-nationals in the industry.

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