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Latitude: 51.7986 / 51°47'55"N
Longitude: -2.6181 / 2°37'5"W
OS Eastings: 357473
OS Northings: 211288
OS Grid: SO574112
Mapcode National: GBR FQ.XTD6
Mapcode Global: VH872.K2S0
Entry Name: The Coombs
Listing Date: 24 September 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1186310
English Heritage Legacy ID: 353717
Location: Coleford, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL16
District: Forest of Dean
Civil Parish: Coleford
Built-Up Area: Coleford
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
SO 51 SE COLEFORD SPARROW HILL
4/25 The Coombs
Former private house, now old people's home. Circa 1859 for
Trotter family of Coleford. Dressed and snecked rubble stone with
ashlar dressings, hipped slate roof, C20 brick stacks. Classical
with French style central tower. Single range. 5 windows
including corner bay at right. Various sash window heads, all
with keystones, moulded stone architraves and fluted sill brackets.
Bracketed stone eaves, sill band at first floor level, vertical
bands at corners and marking some window bays. Projecting
pedimented Tuscan porch on plinth with interior dentil cornice. 3
steps up to double doors with round-headed fanlight and flanking
slit windows. Tower above porch has circular window at attic
level with architrave broken by flat bands at compass points, and
swept hipped roof with steep gabled dormers with circular lights on
each face, and railed flat roof.
Interior: hall has cantilevered stone staircase with wrought iron
balustrade and swept wooden handrail. Coat of arms of Trotter
family on wall. Main ground floor room to right has fine
plasterwork and original white marble fireplace.
Listing NGR: SO5747311288
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