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Latitude: 51.7169 / 51°43'0"N
Longitude: -1.969 / 1°58'8"W
OS Eastings: 402240
OS Northings: 202022
OS Grid: SP022020
Mapcode National: GBR 3QY.71R
Mapcode Global: VHB2Q.T3GM
Entry Name: 2-12, Castle Street
Listing Date: 23 July 1971
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1204979
English Heritage Legacy ID: 365162
Location: Cirencester, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7
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
SP0202 CASTLE STREET
578-1/4/24 (North side)
23/07/71 Nos.2-12 (Even)
Shops and offices. Dated 1896. By John Birch of London for
Earl Bathurst. Coursed squared limestone; clay tile roofs; 9
stone ridge and end stacks, one pair of diagonally-set ashlar
flues on corbelled-out stack to right end.
Long range to Castle Street with splayed corner to right and
short return elevation to Market Place; 11 gables to Castle
Street, one gable to splayed corner to right, one gable to
3-storey 16-window range. First floor has thirteen 2- and
3-light ovolo-moulded stone-mullion and mullion-and-transom
windows and one single-light window with leaded upper lights
and moulded stone cills; two 3-light oriel windows with
moulded stone bases and parapets; large 2-storey 7-light oriel
window to centre left with moulded stone base and embattled
parapet. Second floor has thirteen chamfered stone mullion 1-,
2- and 3-light windows.
Ground floor has five late C20 shopfronts; three C19
three-light ovolo-moulded stone mullion-and-transom windows
with segmental-arched heads to Post Office to left. Two C20
doors in moulded stone surrounds to Post Office to left; C19
part-glazed 6-panel door in Tudor-arched moulded stone
surround and C19 wrought-iron gate at entrance to through
passage to rear in similar surround to right; pair of C19
plank doors with decorative strap hinges in moulded stone
surround with Tudor-arched head to centre left under oriel
Deep plinth with moulded top; moulded strings over ground,
first and second floors forming hoods over ground and second
floor openings. Gables and shaped gables with moulded copings;
finials and ball finials on gables and parapet. Datestone 1896
on Post Office to left; 12 square section down-pipes with
castellated hoppers dated 1896; datestone in gable on splayed
corner to right with initial B and date 1897.
Return elevation to Market Place similar to Castle Street with
3-light oriel window to first floor. INTERIORS not inspected.
(Viner DJ: Cirencester As It Was: Nelson, Lancashire: 1983-:
P.27 AND 28).
Listing NGR: SP0224002022
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