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Abnash House and Retaining Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Chalford, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7271 / 51°43'37"N

Longitude: -2.156 / 2°9'21"W

OS Eastings: 389324

OS Northings: 203167

OS Grid: SO893031

Mapcode National: GBR 1MV.MRJ

Mapcode Global: VH94Z.LV2C

Entry Name: Abnash House and Retaining Wall

Listing Date: 28 June 1960

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1091207

English Heritage Legacy ID: 132796

Location: Chalford, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud

Civil Parish: Chalford

Built-Up Area: Chalford

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Chalford Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

SO 8803-8903 CHALFORD ABNASH, Chalford Hill
(south-west side)

10/2 Abnash House and retaining

Detached house and high retaining wall. Early-mid C17; altered
mid-late C18. Random and coursed rubble limestone; ashlar
chimneys; stone slate roof. Three-storey with single-storey rear
wing. North west front: earliest part to right, originally with 2
full gables, infilled in C18 addition of upper storey. Three-
window fenestration to earliest part, 3-light recessed chamfered
mullioned casements to ground and middle floors, central upper
floor 2-light, all below continuous dripmoulds. Two-light with
hoodmould in each former gable with larger 2-light set in between.
Central doorway with C20 door and gabled porch addition. Addition
to left also formerly with full gable, single 3-light to each
floor, ground floor window altered to doorway. Three ridge-mounted
chimneys with moulded tops. Gable ends each have 2 oval windows
and indications of original roof-line. Rear: fenestration and
additional storey as to front, several mullioned windows replaced
in C20. Small single-storey service wing. High retaining wall
adjoins building at north east end, 2 large raking buttresses
supporting high-level roadway.
Interior: small Jacobean open-well staircase with turned
balusters. Moulded fireplaces at south-west end. One very large
fireplace with pointed stone lintel has shell hddd niche adjacent.
(M.A. Rudd, Historical Records of Bisley with Lypiatt, 1937)

Listing NGR: SO8932403167

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