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Summer House Approximately 15 Metres South West of Watercombe House

A Grade II Listed Building in Bisley-with-Lypiatt, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7427 / 51°44'33"N

Longitude: -2.11 / 2°6'35"W

OS Eastings: 392502

OS Northings: 204891

OS Grid: SO925048

Mapcode National: GBR 2P1.MCM

Mapcode Global: VH950.CGWF

Entry Name: Summer House Approximately 15 Metres South West of Watercombe House

Listing Date: 30 January 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1156057

English Heritage Legacy ID: 132692

Location: Bisley-with-Lypiatt, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud

Civil Parish: Bisley-with-Lypiatt

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Oakridge St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


16/133 Summer house approximately 15m
south west of Watercombe House



Summer house. Dated 'T.B. 1841' by Thomas Baker for himself.
Coursed rubble limestone; reused Roman stone slates and clay
pantile roof. Two-storey. East facing gable end incorporates many
Roman bricks set in bands and square Roman clay tiles, some
diagonally reset. Off-centre doorway with 6-panel door and stone
lintel. Central upper floor sash window with Gothick glazing bars.
Small-paned fixed-light on south side; sash with Gothick glazing
bars above. Flight of stone steps on north side leading to upper
level doorway to rear. Lower part of roof slope re-uses Roman
stone slates, hung in diagonal manner. Thomas Baker was
responsible for investigating the Lillyhorn Roman villa near
Bournes Green, many finds going to the British Museum, much being
incorporated into the structure of this building - its purpose to
display a more extensive collection of Roman artefacts.
(N.M. Herbert, 'Bisley' in V.C.H. Glos. xi, 1976, pp 4-40; and D.
Verey, Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979)

Listing NGR: SO9250204891

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