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89 and 90, Church Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9918 / 51°59'30"N

Longitude: -2.159 / 2°9'32"W

OS Eastings: 389180

OS Northings: 232606

OS Grid: SO891326

Mapcode National: GBR 1JR.10H

Mapcode Global: VH93T.J6HF

Plus Code: 9C3VXRRR+PC

Entry Name: 89 and 90, Church Street

Listing Date: 4 March 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201225

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376723

Location: Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Tewkesbury

Built-Up Area: Tewkesbury

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Tewkesbury St Mary the Virgin (Tewkesbury Abbey)

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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859-1/6/144 (North side)
04/03/52 Nos.89 AND 90


House at end of row, with shop, returns to St Mary's Street.
C15 or early C16 and C20. Braced timber-framing in large
square panels, brick return, stone plinth, tile roof, brick
PLAN: formerly described as being entirely encased in brick,
the parallel-plan property was substantially rebuilt with new
framing in the 1970s, but stands over a vaulted cellar of
early date.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, attic and cellar; 2 gabled dormers above
three 2-light casements in 3 adjacent wall panels, multi-pane
shop front with recessed central door on 4 stone steps. Plinth
wall, upper part of basement, reads as stall riser to windows,
contains upper part of slit light to right. Jettied upper
floor, corner bracket.
Right return has 2-light casements to attic and first floor,
in segmental heads, and multi-pane fixed light to ground
floor. Short gabled wing slightly canted to follow street
line. Stack to rear.
INTERIOR rebuilt to historic pattern with good timbers, but
substantially now of C20. Nine steep stone steps descend to
basement with concrete floor, rubble walls, and quadripartite
vault to deep (approx 225mm) broad-chamfered ribs with narrow
(approx 30mm) arris, rough cut stone to severies in English
mode. At the stair entry is a further narrow tranche of
vaulting, with a rib rising from the front wall and dying to
stone wall. Vault ribs rise from carved corbels at stair end.
Centre front is trimmed opening, and beginning of flight of
steps to pavement - now sealed, also, opposite stair, deep
embrasure to slit window in dressed stone. The vault form
suggests a continuation under the adjacent road (St Mary's
Street), but excavation at the time of restructuring did not
confirm this.
Important for retention of the stone cellar.

Listing NGR: SO8918032606

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