History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Wishanger Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Miserden, Gloucestershire

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 51.7839 / 51°47'2"N

Longitude: -2.1162 / 2°6'58"W

OS Eastings: 392078

OS Northings: 209478

OS Grid: SO920094

Mapcode National: GBR 1M9.5RP

Mapcode Global: VH94T.8FL9

Entry Name: Wishanger Farmhouse

Listing Date: 28 June 1960

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1091227

English Heritage Legacy ID: 132737

Location: Miserden, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud

Civil Parish: Miserden

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Miserden St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

Find accommodation in

Listing Text


5/178 Wishanger Farmhouse



Large detached house. Mid-late C16, early C17 porch; west
addition c1721. Restored 1868 for Sir John Rolt. Random and
coursed rubble limestone; ashlar chimneys; stone slate roof. L-
plan house, 2-storey with attic. Two-storey west range. Front:
earlier part of house to right with central 2-storey parapet gabled
porch with attic. Narrow attenuated pilaster strips to moulded
square-headed opening. Continuous drip course above and to upper
floor 3-light recessed cavetto mullioned casement; 2-light with
hoodmould to attic. Escutcheon of arms and angled sundial, latter
dated 1721, possibly the date for addition of west range.
Projecting chimney to left side of porch is corbelled out at upper
floor level; shaft has moulded cap. Three-light ground floor and
two 2-light upper floor recessed cavetto mullioned casements to
each part of elevation either side of porch. Chimneys to each
gable end of front range, each with diagonal shafts and moulded
caps. Three-window fenestration to higher range to left, all 2-
light chamfered mullioned casements, leaded to upper floor, ground
floor casements with continuous hoodmould rising over smaller 2-
light to right, oval window above - this presumably a doorway
originally. Rear: rear wing has diagonal offset buttresses, this
wing possibly representing the earliest part of the house. Single-
window fenestration to gable end of wing, 3-light to ground and
upper floor, 2-light to attic, all recessed cavetto mullioned.
Inscription tablet reads: 'RESTAURAVIT / JOHANNES ROLT MILES / PER
paired diagonal shafts to west side of wing. Mixed mullioned
fenestration to rear of main range, ground floor lean-to with 2-
light trefoil headed casement. East end: mullioned fenestration,
mostly C19 restored.
Interior: room to rear has moulded Tudor arched fireplace with
lozenge and flower decorated stops. Most of house refitted in C19.
Barn and stable (q.v.) to south west of house is linked by round
(W.J. Sheils, 'Miserden' in V.C.H. Glos. xi, 1976, pp 47-56; and
D. Verey,, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979)

Listing NGR: SO9207809478

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

Selected Sources

Source links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.