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Knap Orchard House

A Grade II Listed Building in Painswick, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7825 / 51°46'57"N

Longitude: -2.1934 / 2°11'36"W

OS Eastings: 386753

OS Northings: 209333

OS Grid: SO867093

Mapcode National: GBR 1M6.B7Q

Mapcode Global: VH94R.XGSC

Entry Name: Knap Orchard House

Listing Date: 24 August 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1090980

English Heritage Legacy ID: 133337

Location: Painswick, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Painswick

Built-Up Area: Painswick

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Painswick St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

SO 8609/8709
(east side)
Knap Orchard House
House, attached to earlier cottage. 1926 by Detmar Blow. Squared limestone,
stone slate roof. An L-plan plus projecting wing. The main garden front is 2
storeys and attic with 3 gables; ground floor has recessed chamfer stone
mullioned casements grouped 2:2 the 2:2:2 then 2:2:2 light with plank door in
square moulded surround between bays one and two, all these under a continuous
string. At first floor each gable has paired casements, under small single
lancets in the upper levels, also a single paired casement over the door. The
right return has a gable with oculus over a 2:2:2-light casement; beyond this a
projection with a 4-light metal casement over a small yard. The entrance arch
has a single gable has similar fenestration to garden front, with 2:2-light
casement over a large plank door, left, then 2:2:2-light below the gable. The
right return has two gables with single lancets over paired casements at ground
and first floors and a blocked 2-light; to the right is a small quadrant wall
with 2 lancets. Each wing has a large ridge stack in ashlar. The interior has
the original panelling in stair hall and in two ground floor rooms en-suite;
also two good fireplaces in traditional design, one with 'Jacobean' overmantel
and the date 1926. Stair has splat balusters. There is a connection to Knapp
Cottage (qv) through a door disguised as a bookcase: the cottage is assumed to
have been a service wing to the new house. A very assured and careful study by
the architect, who lived in the adjoining parish and undertook considerable work
in Painswick, but this is unusually a complete new building by him.

Listing NGR: SO8675309333

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

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