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19 and 21, Castle Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7166 / 51°42'59"N

Longitude: -1.9694 / 1°58'9"W

OS Eastings: 402211

OS Northings: 201988

OS Grid: SP022019

Mapcode National: GBR 3QY.6Y9

Mapcode Global: VHB2Q.T37W

Plus Code: 9C3WP28J+J6

Entry Name: 19 and 21, Castle Street

Listing Date: 14 June 1948

Last Amended: 24 May 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187426

English Heritage Legacy ID: 365169

Location: Cirencester, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Cirencester

Built-Up Area: Cirencester

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Cirencester St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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578-1/6/31 (South side)
14/06/48 Nos.19 AND 21
(Formerly Listed as:


Shop, formerly house and subsequently garage. Probably C17
with alterations c1902 and 1924. One or both early C20 schemes
by VA Lawson. Coursed squared limestone rubble to right;
render over timber-framing to left; stone slate roofs; to left
ashlar right-end stack and ashlar stack to left end on front
slope, both with moulded tops; to right rendered brick
right-end stack.
Two buildings, timber-framed to left with 2 gables to front
has C17 origins, rubble to right with 2 gables to front
rebuilt; large late C20 extension to rear.
To left (19) 2 storeys and attic; 2-window range. First floor
has two oriel windows with 4 lights to front, single lights to
each side, all leaded; slender transom forms segmental arch
over 2 centre lights; hipped stone-slated hood to windows,
both have rendered bases. Two 2-light leaded windows in
moulded timber surrounds in gables above, each with single
oval windows in rectangular timber field with moulded surround
Ground floor has oak shopfront c1924 with two 5 x 4-pane bow
windows flanking central 8-pane door with 5-pane overlight;
plank door with similar overlight to left has hand-made strap
hinges and latch; pilaster strips to far left and right and 4
square-section posts supporting oriel windows above; frieze
with moulded top continues around oriels and has carved
lettering in relief to front of each oriel WH SMITH & SON.
Moulded cill band to first floor; 3 carved brackets to left
and right and centre support moulded barge boards to gables
with pierced and shaped pendants at apex. Moulded leadwork
with applied cast-lead decoration including shells, animals
and stylised foliage consists of square section down-pipes to
left and right (to left partially attached to The Black Horse,
No.17 Castle Street (qv)) with 5 hoppers, gutter across front
above first floor to drain oriel roof.
Building to right is 3 storey, 2-window. First floor has two
C20 chamfered stone mullion and transom windows with leaded
lights with hoodmoulds; 2 similar windows above. Ground floor
has oak frieze and cornice with lettering similar to No.19,
shopfront now consists of small plate glass window and 3 pairs
of glazed swing doors. Blind oval windows in rusticated
surrounds in gables; gables have moulded coping. Flush quoins
to left and right angles.
INTERIOR has fitting-out of c1924 with later alterations; oak
beams and timber framing with large light-well to centre with
timber mullion windows with leaded lights looking into it at
first floor level. Sections of plaster frieze at top of
light-well possibly early work re-used. Upper floors not
Building to left (No.19) originally house of Vampage family;
saved from demolition after public outcry and converted into
garage by WG Bridges c 1902; converted into shop by W H Smith
1924-5 when efforts of SPAB saved plasterwork spread-eagles,
badge of Vampage family, on fronts of oriels and moderated
other proposals; plasterwork now gone.
(The Buildings of England: Verey D: Gloucestershire: The
Cotswolds: London: 1970-: P.173; Viner DJ: Cirencester As It
Was: Nelson, Lancashire: 1983-: P.31).

Listing NGR: SP0221101988

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