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Latitude: 51.5837 / 51°35'1"N
Longitude: -2.5626 / 2°33'45"W
OS Eastings: 361118
OS Northings: 187353
OS Grid: ST611873
Mapcode National: GBR JS.CD3M
Mapcode Global: VH882.JGM9
Entry Name: Down House
Listing Date: 21 October 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1128931
English Heritage Legacy ID: 35289
Location: Olveston, South Gloucestershire, BS32
County: South Gloucestershire
Civil Parish: Olveston
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Olveston
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
ST 68 NW OLVESTON FOXHOLE LANE (west side)
8/180 Down House
House, formerly workhouse. Early C19 with later alterations. Stucco, pitched
slate roof, hipped over side pavilions, projecting eaves. Classical style.
2 storeys, 2 bays broken forward at each side, 1:3:1 windows, central block has
sashes in flat reveals, central double doors with margin glazing and decorative
fanlight, parapet, side blocks have 16-pane sashes at ground and 1st floors, all
in flat reveals; east elevation has 2 windows, all sashes, west elevation has 3
windows, all sashes, 2 at ground floor and French window, lower 2 storey rear
wing of 4 windows, all 2-light casements at 1st floor, small 2-light casement to
north, ground floor has two4-light casements and C20 window. Rear has irregular
windows, all C19, including tall round-headed window with radial glazing bars
lighting stair, rear wing has 2 doors and one 2-light casement at 1st floor.
Interior: wide hall, reeded beams on brackets dividing ceiling into 3 bays,
cornice, reeded marble fireplace, vaulted passage at 1st floor. Used as
workhouse about 1814-30, until workhouse opened in Thornbury.
Listing NGR: ST6111887353
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