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Chesterton House

A Grade II Listed Building in Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7083 / 51°42'29"N

Longitude: -1.9714 / 1°58'16"W

OS Eastings: 402075

OS Northings: 201062

OS Grid: SP020010

Mapcode National: GBR 3QY.SHX

Mapcode Global: VHB2Q.SB58

Plus Code: 9C3WP25H+8F

Entry Name: Chesterton House

Listing Date: 23 July 1971

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187442

English Heritage Legacy ID: 365210

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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578-1/6/70 (South side)
23/07/71 Chesterton House


House, now nursing home. Early C19 with later C19 and late C20
additions. Late C19 additions said to be by VA Lawson. Coursed
squared limestone with ashlar dressings; Welsh slate hipped
roofs; 9 ashlar stacks with moulded tops on main range and
wings, one similar rendered stack to rear.
Main range consists of central block flanked by two lower
contemporary wings with further early C19 range to rear; late
C19 wings to front left, right side and rear; very large late
C20 wing to far left.
Main range is 3-storey 3-windows to centre with 3-storey
1-window wings. First floor has five 2/2-pane C19 sashes, to
centre in plain reveals, to wings in flat unmoulded surrounds
with projecting stone cills.
Second floor has five 3/6-pane sashes, to centre in plain
reveals with projecting stone cills, to wings in flat
unmoulded surrounds with similar cills.
Ground floor has two 2/2-pane sashes in plain reveals with
projecting stone cills and one similar small 1/1-pane sash to
centre; similar 1/1- 2/2- 1/1-pane triple sash with timber
mullions in wing to right; in wing to left late C19 canted
ashlar bay with four 2/2-pane sashes and one pair of glazed
doors with single-pane overlight all in chamfered reveals; bay
has moulded stone cornice and blocking course.
Enclosed Greek Doric porch to centre left has pair of
half-glazed doors with incised and applied circular decoration
in bottom panels; decorative overlight. 2 Greek Doric columns,
triglyph and metope frieze, moulded cornice and blocking
Central block of main range has shallow plinth; cill band to
first floor; ashlar frieze and moulded stone eaves cornice;
blocking course. Recessed strips to left and right angles are
ashlar-faced; flush quoins at angles on forward break. Apex of
roof has panel of decorative ironwork supporting weathervane.
Flanking wings of main range have shallow plinth and similar
frieze, moulded eaves cornice and blocking course. Late C19
wing to left is 2-storeys, 2-windows. First floor has two C19
horned 1/1- 2/2- 1/1-pane triple sashes with timber mullions
in plain reveals with stone cills. 2 similar windows to ground
floor. Band course over ground floor; ashlar frieze, moulded
eaves cornice and blocking course continuous with left wing of
main range. Recessed strip to left angle similar to angles of
central block of main range. Relieving arches over all front
windows of this wing. Left side has canted bay on ground
Wing set back to right and further wing and stable wing to
rear right are late C19 in similar style to late C19 wing to
front left. Wing set back to right has small ashlar bellcote
on gable with bell with raised lettering not legible from
Range to rear of main range is early C19, 2 storeys, three
6/6-pane sashes to first floor. INTERIOR not inspected.

Listing NGR: SP0207501062

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