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40, Church Street

A Grade I Listed Building in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9912 / 51°59'28"N

Longitude: -2.1603 / 2°9'37"W

OS Eastings: 389087

OS Northings: 232536

OS Grid: SO890325

Mapcode National: GBR 1JR.0NG

Mapcode Global: VH93T.H6SX

Plus Code: 9C3VXRRQ+FV

Entry Name: 40, Church Street

Listing Date: 4 March 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205593

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376685

Location: Tewkesbury, 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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859-1/6/105 (South side)
04/03/52 No.40


House in row. C15 or early C16, internally remodelled in late
C16/early C17, with early C19 frontage. Braced box
timber-framing, Flemish bond brick front, tile roof, brick
PLAN: single room to street with left-hand rear stair and
narrower rear hall, with a right-hand through passage. Part of
the long terrace Nos 39-51 (qv), retaining most of the early
fabric, but refronted in the C19, and left thus at the
substantial refurbishment of the row in the late 1960s.
EXTERIOR: front is 3 storeys and basement, 2-windowed. 12-pane
to second floor above 16-pane to first and ground floors, all
to V-joint voussoirs and stone cills. Far right is 6-panel
door under transom light, to voussoirs as windows. Grille to
basement, left, 3-course brick string above ground floor,
coped parapet.
Remainder of property framed, with 2 full-height narrow gables
to back, including raking dormer facing south. Ridge stack and
an external gable stack, the latter having a Tudor-arched
doorway on the left-hand side with a ribbed door, and a C17
four-light window to the left return with ovolo mouldings.
INTERIOR: details include square-framed side walls with
diagonal braces; the front section, formerly with 2 gables to
the street, has a 2-bay collar truss roof with clasped purlins
and wind braces front and rear, common rafters and no ridge
piece, the right-hand roof has a cut tie beam, partly restored
c1970; on the first floor an early C17 flat-arched stone fire
surround with ovolo and cavetto moulding to cyma stops, with
painted left-hand splay, and rear window with a C17 metal
frame with turn buckle and draw handle; a brick-lined cellar
with rear flight of steps up.
Rear hall has exposed framing, with inserted first-floor with
3 lateral and axial bridging beams with wide chamfers forming
a coffered ground-floor ceiling, and C17 Tudor-arched
ground-floor fire surround, moulded as front. A winder stair
from ground floor has possible blocked window recess to
ground-floor left-hand wall, and rear lateral stair flight to
the attic.
Of outstanding interest as part of a most important surviving
example of a medieval terrace, built as a speculative
development for the Abbey.

Listing NGR: SO8908632536

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