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Woolgatherers and Attached Warehouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7182 / 51°43'5"N

Longitude: -1.972 / 1°58'19"W

OS Eastings: 402031

OS Northings: 202168

OS Grid: SP020021

Mapcode National: GBR 3QY.67W

Mapcode Global: VHB2Q.R2VM

Plus Code: 9C3WP29H+76

Entry Name: Woolgatherers and Attached Warehouse

Listing Date: 14 June 1948

Last Amended: 24 May 1993

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187448

English Heritage Legacy ID: 365233

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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578-1/4/91 (South side)
14/06/48 No.53
Woolgatherers and attached
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
Warehouse Block)
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
Coxwell Court)


Includes: Warehouse block THOMAS STREET.
House with attached warehouse fronting Thomas Street. Mid/late
C17 and early C18. Coursed squared limestone with ashlar
Main range facing Coxwell Street has stone slate roof hipped
to left; stone ridge stack and two external stone stacks to
rear. Warehouse block to right of main range, gable facing,
has stone slate roof with brick end stack and lean-to
extension to left with stone slate roof with brick stack just
above eaves. Small wing to left of main range, gable facing,
has stone slate roof. Wing to left and warehouse block to
right enclose small courtyard in front of main range which is
set back from Coxwell Street.
3 storeys and attic; originally 5-window range now partially
obscured by lean-to extension to warehouse block to right.
Four windows to first floor; 3 in stone surrounds, probably
late C17 with stone mullions and transoms cut out, with leaded
lights; one to centre in early/mid C18 eared architrave with
bracketed cill and timber casement, flanked by 2 possible
blocked openings or bases for features now missing. Five
ovolo-moulded stone mullion-and-transom windows with leaded
lights to second floor, that to far right partly blocked. Four
9/9-pane early C18 sashes in moulded stone architraves to
ground floor. Central door has 2 upper panels glazed and 4
lower panels in the form of a St Andrew's Cross in moulded
stone doorcase with Doric pilasters supporting pediment.
Plinth of cement render up to ground floor window cills;
moulded string courses over ground and first floors, that to
ground floor breaking forward above window architraves;
moulded timber eaves cornice.
Small wing to left is single storey with cellar; two 9/9-pane
sashes in moulded stone architraves flank part-glazed door in
moulded stone architrave. Wing to right has 2 6/6-pane sashes
in plain reveals with stone cills on first floor and two
similar windows on ground floor; small circular window to
first floor left, open arcade supported on Doric columns to
ground floor left.
Right return facade is former warehouse front facing Thomas
Street. 4-storey 6-window range, flanked by two 3-storey
one-window ranges, all under continuous roof. Centre range has
four windows with segmental arched heads with keystones,
unmoulded stone cills and leaded lights to centre of first
floor; rectangular openings to left and right, that to right
blind. Second floor has 6 similar square openings; third floor
has 6 blind openings, 4 to centre with round heads with
keystones, square openings to left and right. Four 2-light
timber casements in segmental arched openings with keystones
to ground floor, that to far left broader former doorway. C20
plank door with overlight in similar opening to right. Pair of
large boarded doors in segmental arched opening with
rusticated stone surround to far right. Shallow plinth; band
courses over ground, first and second floors.
Flanking wings have Venetian windows in raised unmoulded stone
surrounds with keystones to first floor (cf Coxwell Court (qv)
and The Little Mead (qv)); both wings have 2 blind openings
with raised unmoulded stone surrounds to second floor and 2
window openings under exposed timber lintels to ground floor.
3-storey 1-window extension to right wing has similar blind
Venetian window with gargoyle head over on right return
facade. Rear elevations of warehouse and house have six
similar carvings said to come from Abbey.
INTERIOR has early C17 open well oak staircase, refixed and
probably from another building, with closed string, bobbin
turned balusters and newels with pierced finials and similar
pendant drops. Hall and ground floor left room have early C18
painted timber panelling and bolection moulded fireplaces;
similar fireplace and early C18 cupboard in former
counting-house in single-storey wing to left. Plastered beams
with broad chamfers and run out stops, most with broad notch
after stop. Collar-truss roof with curved principals and
tenoned purlins, extensively repaired..........

Listing NGR: SP0203102168

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