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2, Back of Avon

A Grade II Listed Building in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9949 / 51°59'41"N

Longitude: -2.1579 / 2°9'28"W

OS Eastings: 389252

OS Northings: 232948

OS Grid: SO892329

Mapcode National: GBR 1JK.TGW

Mapcode Global: VH93T.K412

Plus Code: 9C3VXRVR+WR

Entry Name: 2, Back of Avon

Listing Date: 27 July 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204629

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376588

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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Listing Text


859-1/6/3 (East side)
27/07/73 No.2


House in row. Early C18, reputed 1712 build.
Flemish bond brick, tile roofs, rendered lateral stacks. A
tall twin-gabled house with through passage to right, and
gabled extension transversely across back.
3 storeys and basement, 3-windowed. 12-pane sashes in exposed
boxes, to segmental heads, but at second floor are 2-light
casements; all to brick cills. To right is panelled door to
side passage, and main panelled entry door enters left
half-way along. 2 wood lintels to former cellar openings,
front, 3-course brick band above first-floor windows, small
oculus in each of the steep-pitched gables.
Return, left is set forward from adjacent property, has small
6-pane fixed lights at 3 levels in rendered wall. Brick stack
left wall. Rear extension is in brick-nogged timber-framing,
and there is considerable framing within the property,
including partition to through passage.
INTERIOR has rebuilt bressumer fire to ground floor, a good
early C18 shouldered ovolo-mould wood fire surround to first
floor, full-width room, and a lofty fireplace to top floor
left, in moulded architrave and to moulded mantel, brick inset
with bars. Various C18 or C19 wide plank and batten doors,
some with early hinges. Stair transversely across back,
directly from ground floor room to top winders, and with
winders top and bottom to upper flight.
The rear, kitchen wing includes heavy cross beam, rear
casement window with vertical bars internally, and C19 iron
cooking grate. First-floor room in main block has central
beam, and at top floor back is a blocked former window.
An unusually well-preserved building, probably associated with
water-borne activities on the adjacent waterway serving Abbey
Mill (qv).

Listing NGR: SO8925232947

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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