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88 and 88a, 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: 389177

OS Northings: 232603

OS Grid: SO891326

Mapcode National: GBR 1JR.0Z3

Mapcode Global: VH93T.J6GF

Plus Code: 9C3VXRRR+P9

Entry Name: 88 and 88a, Church Street

Listing Date: 4 March 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205905

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376722

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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859-1/6/143 (North side)
04/03/52 Nos.88 AND 88A


Pair of houses, shops under. Late C15 town house, later
subdivided with C16 rear wing; ground floor underbuilt C19.
Close-studded timber-frame with tension bracing; partly
rendered; tile roof; brick stacks.
PLAN: side-entry right-angle plan, hipped to street and with
stack against side wall. Originally one property with a
full-width parlour at both ground and first floors; the
lateral stair, beyond the main chimneybreast, links to a long
deep 2-storey service wing to No.88. Fine front with 2 jettied
stages, hipped roof; at the back there is heavy braced framing
to a second-floor jetty, and No.88 has long timber-framed
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, 2-windowed. At second floor, in rendered
wall, 2 small 2-light casements. First floor has continuous
glazed range of 3 x 4-light casements with moulded bars and
transom, above a shallow breast wall of exposed close
studding. Ground floor has square plate-glass shop front and
part-glazed C19 door under small transom-light to No.88.
No.88A has 6-pane square C19 shop front and part-glazed door;
far right is a plank door to throughway under the building. A
moulded fascia runs full-width above the ground floor, and
above first-floor window range. At eaves is a plain wood
fascia band, returned to sides.
The back includes a brick-nogged jettied stage with two
2-light casements at second floor. The wing to No.88 is in
tension-braced framing; brickwork to ground floor and 3-light
wooden transomd casements date from remodelling in C18. Front
block has small ridge stack, brick stacks to left gable wall
and to wing; the stack in the gable wall is in large square
ashlar blocks below the eaves level.
INTERIOR: No.88 only inspected. Substantial framing and beams.
Front block linked by arched doorway to rear wing. The
interior is most remarkable for its large C15 fireplaces to
both ground and first floors. The ground floor has a very
large C15 ashlar fire hood on deep plain ashlar cheeks, with
shaped brackets; the cheeks have probably been concealed by
the later raising of floor level. The fire hood occupies a
full bay between heavy posts which are bracketed to the deep
lateral beams running the full width of the property. The same
stack has at first-floor level a similar but smaller ashlar
The front block probably represents a storeyed late medieval
solar block, the ground- and first-floor fireplaces being
particularly unusual and distinctive features which are more
characteristic in style of French than English examples.

Listing NGR: SO8917732603

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