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Latitude: 51.9938 / 51°59'37"N
Longitude: -2.157 / 2°9'25"W
OS Eastings: 389319
OS Northings: 232823
OS Grid: SO893328
Mapcode National: GBR 1JK.TS9
Mapcode Global: VH93T.K4KX
Entry Name: Nottingham Arms
Listing Date: 4 March 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1201269
English Heritage Legacy ID: 376839
Location: Tewkesbury, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20
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
SO8932 HIGH STREET
859-1/6/257 (East side)
Inn. Early C16, front rebuilt C20. Timber-frame, plaster or
brick panels, tile roof, brick stacks.
PLAN: The 3-room parallel-plan has a central chimney breast at
the back of the middle room, and a gable stack at the rear.
The staircase, in the middle section, adjoins Walls Court.
EXTERIOR: The front is in 2 storeys, 2-windowed, in applied
framing, and with the ground floor set back under a
reconstructed jetty. At first floor are 2 large replacement
4-pane sashes in moulded boxes, and the ground floor has a
continuous run of 4+4-light leaded casements with a transom,
to a central door; set back within the lobby is a good C19
3-panel door. The steep roof rises behind one full and one
half gable, and there is a small stack to the right, forward
of the ridge.
At the rear the roof slope continues down across Walls Court
(which is entered from the street under No.130 (qv),
adjoining. The rear wall is framed and has a small 2-light
casement with bars; a large projecting gabled addition has a
2-light casement facing into No.130. The long framed wing has
a brick end section and gable. The long wall has various
casements, some of these early, and with leading. There is a
ridge stack in C17 brickwork. From the court is an entrance
door under a 4-pane transom-light, and beyond this a door in a
canted link between the two parts of the building.
INTERIOR: the structure generally is a series of
regularly-spaced chamfered transverse beams carried on large
wall posts, with square panel framing to the party walls, but
much of this concealed by later partitions, ceilings, or wall
finishes. Fireplaces have been covered or removed, and there
are various C17 and C18 doors. Some of the windows have early
The ground-floor front bar, probably in 2 rooms originally,
has a fine early C16 moulded beam 4-compartment section to the
left; the moulded beams are carried around to the walls,
forming a cornice. To the right is simpler but early framing,
and a very broad ovolo-mould transverse beam has been inserted
under the earlier structure, just forward of one of the
compartment beams. At the back of the room, to the right, is a
small doorway with an ogee-mould timber lintel, similar to
those in 34-48, Church Street (qqv); it seems probable that
this lintel, which is set on later jambs, may have been
acquired from the Church Street properties at some time. The
winder stair is to the right.
At first floor the front room, originally full-width, has been
subdivided, and has little to show. Elsewhere on this level
are various historic elements, but cupboards, partitions and
ceilings have been inserted, making the fabric more difficult
to read. In the party wall with 128 (qv) there is a deep
squint-like window embrasure, with a small square slab of
glass, facing into the adjoining property.
The roof space was not accessible, but is known to retain
original fabric. There is a small cellar under the centre
room, with some stonework in the party walls, and an entry
from Walls Court. A deep embrasure to the front probably
connected to the front cellar, now blocked. The ceiling has
one large transverse beam.
The refacing of the front has to some extent concealed the
historic interest of this property, which VCH gives as c1500.
The best remaining element is the ground floor bar with its
rich ceiling, but the whole early structure remains and is
also notable for its probably original cellar.
(Victoria County History: Gloucestershire: London: 1968-:
Listing NGR: SO8933432845
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