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Latitude: 51.6175 / 51°37'3"N
Longitude: -2.4355 / 2°26'7"W
OS Eastings: 369945
OS Northings: 191054
OS Grid: ST699910
Mapcode National: GBR JY.982V
Mapcode Global: VH87Y.QLTW
Entry Name: The Royal Oak
Listing Date: 25 August 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1137518
English Heritage Legacy ID: 34896
Location: Cromhall, South Gloucestershire, GL12
County: South Gloucestershire
Civil Parish: Cromhall
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Cromhall St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
ST 69 SE CROMHALL THE ROYAL OAK
Inn. Late mediaeval, C17, much C19 and C20 external modification. Rubble stone
whitewashed north and east fronts, rendered to west and in courtyard single Roman
tile roof. Began as hall house, later floors inserted, extended to form L-plan
in C17, this wing again extended or rebuilt in C19 and a single storey wing attached
to right end of early building; the whole now forms a U-plan. Mainly two storeys,
some former attic space, cellars. Range to left is gable to street with late
C19 or C20 casement at first floor over small canted bay with pent roof; return,
to courtyard, has sash at each level, upper halves with glazing bars, and a deep-set
door, then 3 light paned wood casements at each level, under a cross-gable.
Left return of this wing has large external stack, raised in brick, then twin-gabled
unit with one 2 light casement, and a blocked window to right gable. Return
front to courtyard has cross-gable off-centre, right, with 3-light casement and
a small sash above a lean-to glazed enclosure within which is doorway. Return
wing, right has various plank doors, a lofty flush loading door in dormer and
gable to road. All gables to courtyard have applied timbering imitating close-stud
framework. Chimney stack to right gable of early block, and back gable of service
wing to right. Back has cross-gable to left with blocked opening, a 3-light
and two 2-light wood casements, two of these with glazing bars.
Interior not inspected, information from survey by Linda Hall. Left wing includes
a bressumer fire to stone cheeks, with a 1674 date in a good plaster overmantel;
some chamfered beams. Chamfered beams with deep chamfers to centre, early block.
Roof to main range has smoke blackened timbers, one truss is arch-braced, carries
one row of purlins, diagonal ridge; one surviving wind brace, chamfered. Purlins
chamfered and with stepped stops, principal rafters chamfered above collar.
Plan and forms have been much modified; the hall range at some stage appears
to have had a stack inserted, now removed, transforming this part, now one big
space, into a cross-passage two or three-room plan.
(Unpublished information from Linda Hall: this report contained full analysis
of plan development).
Listing NGR: ST6994591054
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