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Rock House

A Grade II Listed Building in Aust, South Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.5962 / 51°35'46"N

Longitude: -2.5773 / 2°34'38"W

OS Eastings: 360104

OS Northings: 188748

OS Grid: ST601887

Mapcode National: GBR JR.BNDH

Mapcode Global: VH882.84TQ

Entry Name: Rock House

Listing Date: 21 October 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1128896

English Heritage Legacy ID: 35200

Location: Aust, South Gloucestershire, BS35

County: South Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Aust

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Elberton

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


8/98 Rock House

House. C16, with C17 and later alterations and additions. Rubble, coursed at
front, random elsewhere, plain tiled roof with weathered external gable stacks,
hexagonal ashlar chimneys with coping and decorative frieze. Former open hall
with 2 cross wings forming U-plan. 2½ storeys, 3 gables to front, 1:1:1
windows, all 3 and 4-light casements with chamfered lintels and mullions,
relieving arches over, door to right of centre has freestone surround with
4-centred arch, scroll and hollow moulding with straight-cut stops, heavy
studded door with strap hinges, C20 porch, inner gable to each side wing with
3-light window at 1st floor; west side has 2 gables with 3-light window at
ground and 1st floor to left, as on front, east side has single gable, with
2-light and single light window at 1st floor, C20 window to ground floor, all
under timber lintels. Rear has 3 gables, 1:2:2 windows, all 2 and 3-light
casements as on front but without relieving arch outer gables have single light
window with chamfered lintel, former door to cellar to right, now blocked,
cellar window with chamfered lintel, single storey C20 extension with door.
Interior: window mullions ovolo-moulded on inside with elaborate catches each
decorated with 3 spirals, hall fireplace has wooden bolection moulded surround,
shortened to accommodate C20 stair; kitchen beam has deep chamfers, fireplace
with C18 stone surround brought from house in Bristol; back door to hall in
ovolo moulded wooden frame with flat, scroll and notch stops; panelled doors.
(Sources: Hall, Linda : Rural Houses of North Avon and South Gloucestershire
1400-1720. 1983).

Listing NGR: ST6010488748

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