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Watercombe House

A Grade II Listed Building in Bisley-with-Lypiatt, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7429 / 51°44'34"N

Longitude: -2.1098 / 2°6'35"W

OS Eastings: 392516

OS Northings: 204915

OS Grid: SO925049

Mapcode National: GBR 2P1.MFR

Mapcode Global: VH950.DG07

Entry Name: Watercombe House

Listing Date: 30 January 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1091248

English Heritage Legacy ID: 132691

Location: Bisley-with-Lypiatt, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud

Civil Parish: Bisley-with-Lypiatt

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Oakridge St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


16/132 Watercombe House



Detached house. Early C18, considerably rebuilt 1799-1833 by
Thomas Baker for himself. Random and coursed rubble limestone;
ashlar and rendered brick chimneys; stone and Welsh slate roofs.
Double-pile plan, 3-storey. Two-storey service and stable addition
at north end. East front: 3-window fenestration, all 3-light
small-paned timber casements with timber lintels; hoodmoulds above
ground and middle floor casements. Central doorway with Regency
architraves, double panelled doors and wrought iron porch with tent
roof, ironwork incorporating initials 'T B" and date '1844'. Ends:
2 gable-mounted chimneys to each end, north service addition having
east-facing 3-light chamfered mullioned casements and doorway with
timber lintel. Service wing roof hipped at north end, north
elevation having oval arched coach doorway and round arched stable
door with fanlight. Ridge-mounted chimney is initialled 'T B' and
dated '1833' and '1799' to front and rear faces respectively.
Rear: central oval arched doorway enters at middle floor level,
bridge spanning deep area. Doorway now blocked with casement. Two
3-light mullioned casements to ground floor; leaded casements to
upper floors.
Interior: doorways and fireplaces with bold reeded architraves
having roundels to corners. Staircase with stick balusters and
wreathed handrail terminals. Part of original spiral stair
retained in south gable. Service wing contains fine timber cider
press with wooden screw, dated '1811 T.B.'. Small summer house
stands on garden terrace to south west (q.v.).
(N.M. Herbert, 'Bisley' in V.C.H. Glos. xi, 1976, pp 4-40; and D.
Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979)

Listing NGR: SO9251604915

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