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Callowell House, including outbuilding to the north

A Grade II Listed Building in Stroud, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7571 / 51°45'25"N

Longitude: -2.2277 / 2°13'39"W

OS Eastings: 384381

OS Northings: 206510

OS Grid: SO843065

Mapcode National: GBR 1MC.TW6

Mapcode Global: VH94Y.B3PC

Plus Code: 9C3VQQ4C+RW

Entry Name: Callowell House, including outbuilding to the north

Listing Date: 25 June 1974

Last Amended: 26 February 2020

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1170352

English Heritage Legacy ID: 131370

Location: Stroud, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Stroud

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Whiteshill St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Summary


An early-C19 house constructed of hammerdressed limestone.

Description

A dwelling of early-C19 date with later additions.

MATERIALS: constructed of hammerdressed, coursed rubblestone with ashlar dressings and stone cills. The pitched roofs are covered in concrete tile and there are three ashlar chimneystacks. There are stone flags to the cellar. Window frames are uPVC and aluminium.

PLAN: of three storeys and arranged as a three bay, single-depth building plus partial basement with a later-C19 wing to form an L-plan (enlarged in the mid-C20). There is also a late-C19 two-storey addition to the central and south bay of the rear of the house.

EXTERIOR: the symmetrical three-bay fa├žade faces east and has two steps to the central door and ashlar quoins and architraves to the openings. The attic floor openings are smaller. The north flank has a single ground-floor opening to the right, in the later-C19 wing, and there are stone cellar stairs to the left. To the right is the rendered mid-C20 concrete extension with an opening to both floors. To the rear, two flights of concrete stairs over a C20 single-storey extension serve a pair of first-floor doors. To the right of the doors, in the late-C19 wing, is a casement opening to the first floor and an opening with a stone mullion above. The late-C19 lean-to has a door to the left and irregular fenestration. The south end of the house has an attached timber glasshouse/ conservatory with glazing above low stone walls.

INTERIOR: the internal layout was reordered in the mid-C20 and the stair replaced with a new lateral staircase to the rear. The few historic fittings include panelled doors, a glazed door to the conservatory, some other joinery such as glazed fitted cupboards to the ground floor, and a timber fireplace to one bedroom. The roof structure is of sawn timbers secured with iron bolts. The interior stone stair from cellar to house has been sealed in concrete. The ledged plank cellar door has iron strap hinges.

SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: there is a rubblestone outbuilding with a monopitch roof attached to a drystone wall to the north of the house. It stands on the edge of the retaining wall that extends in front of the house.

History

Callowell House is of early-C19 date and had been extended to the rear (west) in two phases by the First Edition of the Ordnance Survey (OS) in 1885. The additions included a north-west wing, to form an L-plan. The outbuilding to the north is also shown on the 1885 map. The external stairs to the basement alongside the north wall are shown on the OS Map of 1902 and a glasshouse is shown against the south end wall on the OS Map of 1936. The house was reordered with a further addition to the end of the north-west wing in the mid-C20, as shown on the OS Map of 1975, and the building subsequently served as two dwellings. Callowell House had reverted to single occupancy by the C21. In the later-C20 the timber sash windows and roof coverings were replaced, and other alterations made.

Reasons for Listing

Callowell House, of early-C19 date, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

Architectural interest:

* as an elegant and neatly designed early-C19 dwelling with a strong architectural presence achieved through its distinguished built form;
* constructed using good quality workmanship and materials, including limestone elevations with quoins and a stone-flagged basement;
* the small stone outbuilding adds interest to the group and is a modest building that is an increasingly uncommon survival.

Historic interest:
* it represents important surviving evidence of the historic character of the area.

Group value:

* with other Grade II listed buildings in Callowell on the steep hill overlooking Painswick Valley.

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