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Thornbury Grange

A Grade II Listed Building in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.6018 / 51°36'6"N

Longitude: -2.5266 / 2°31'35"W

OS Eastings: 363625

OS Northings: 189352

OS Grid: ST636893

Mapcode National: GBR JT.B94Z

Mapcode Global: VH87X.5Z4X

Entry Name: Thornbury Grange

Listing Date: 17 December 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1128777

English Heritage Legacy ID: 34901

Location: Thornbury, South Gloucestershire, BS35

County: South Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Thornbury

Built-Up Area: Thornbury

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Thornbury St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


17-DEC-84 (East side)

(Formerly listed as:

House, formerly known as The Farm. Of probable C16 origins, altered in C17 and C19.
MATERIALS: Constructed of stone rubble with double Roman tiled roof and Cotswold stone tiles to stair turret; rendered stacks.
PLAN: L-shaped plan running north-south with short range to north running east-west. It is of two storeys and concealed attic.
EXTERIOR: West elevation: three windows, with a further window in the advanced parlour wing to left. These are 2-and 3-light wooden casements. There is a C19 conservatory in re-entrant angle. There are two low gables to the north elevation and a C17 casement window.
Rear (now entrance) elevation: C17 octagonal stair turret with ovolo-moulded door-frame with depressed 4-centred arch head and studded plank door with strap hinges. A projecting stack adjoins the stair turret.
The 1898 service wing, now a separate property called South Grange, is not of special architectural interest and is therefore not included in this listing.
INTERIOR: Mostly altered, although retains stop-chamfered beams, and 4-centred arch fireplace in main bedroom.
HISTORY: Thornbury Grange is believed to have C16 origins and was raised in the early C17, when the stair turret was added. In 1898 a service range was added to the south east; the front door was moved to the stair turret; and the former entrance door was replaced with a mullioned window. The building was subsequently subdivided, and by the early 1950s census reports indicate that it had become two separate properties; Thornbury Grange and South Grange.
SOURCES: Linda Hall: The Rural Houses of North Avon and South Gloucestershire (1983) pg 237.
David Verey and Alan Brooks: Buildings of England: Gloucestershire 2: The Vale and The Forest of Dean (2002) pg 758.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANCE: Thornbury Grange is an interesting building of predominately C17 date with possible C16 origins. It retains a number of features indicative of the C17 building phase and despite some later C19 alterations remains relatively intact.

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