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Beacon House

A Grade I Listed Building in Painswick, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7861 / 51°47'9"N

Longitude: -2.1952 / 2°11'42"W

OS Eastings: 386633

OS Northings: 209730

OS Grid: SO866097

Mapcode National: GBR 1M0.XHB

Mapcode Global: VH94R.WCVN

Entry Name: Beacon House

Listing Date: 21 October 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1152614

English Heritage Legacy ID: 133349

Location: Painswick, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud

Civil Parish: Painswick

Built-Up Area: Painswick

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Painswick St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

SO 8609-8709 (Part)
(north west side)
Beacon House
Large town house, originally free-standing, now in row. 1766, possibly by John
Wood the Younger. Fine limestone ashlar, roof not visible, in copper. A near
symmetrical composition with centre 3 bays slightly stepped forward, rusticated
ground floor and balustraded parapet. Three storeys and basement, 1:3:1
windows, sashes with glazing bars except in bays one and two at ground and first
floors. At ground floor the heads have heavy triple rusticated keystones, at
first floor they are set to continuous podium below cills, and with balusters
below central 3; moulded architraves have straight cornice, segmental, pointed,
segmental pediments, and straight cornice respectively; second floor are square,
with moulded architraves. Central pair of C20 glazed doors in bold Gibbs
surround plus cornice; in far right set-back bay a second pair of doors. In
basement area, left, a segmental-headed door; a complex arrangement of steps and
railings gives access to left of main entry. Although thought to have been
built free-standing, the front is not quite symmetrical, the right recessed bay
being noticeably narrower than that to left. Broad chimney stacks are built in
as part of the balustrade return to the left. Interior a very rich ensemble,
including some fine rococo plaster decoration by William Stocking of Bristol to
the staircase, which has close set balusters, alternatively plain, fluted, or
tight spiral twisted, and swept handrail; entrance hall fully panelled, many
good panelled doors.
(country Life, July 16, 1953).

Listing NGR: SO8663409728

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