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Forthay House

A Grade II Listed Building in North Nibley, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.6649 / 51°39'53"N

Longitude: -2.3727 / 2°22'21"W

OS Eastings: 374319

OS Northings: 196304

OS Grid: ST743963

Mapcode National: GBR 0M0.DZM

Mapcode Global: VH957.TFJ0

Entry Name: Forthay House

Listing Date: 1 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1221055

English Heritage Legacy ID: 394732

Location: North Nibley, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL11

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud

Civil Parish: North Nibley

Built-Up Area: North Nibley

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: North Nibley St Martin

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

ST 79 NW
1/110 Forthay House

Formerly farmhouse, now detached house. Late C17; C18 addition.
Random rubble marlstone; brick chimneys; clay pantile roof,
formerly thatched. Two-storey with attic; L-plan; single-storey
with attic addition to return. Front: 5-window fenestration. All
C19 casements to ground floor except for central timber mullioned
casement; central and right windows to upper floor are leaded
cross windows, 2 to left being C19 casements. Outer windows are
paired with single timber lintel. Off-centre doorway with timber
lintel and C19 plank door sheltered by gabled enclosed porch
addition. West side: roof hipped at right-hand end. Single-
window fenestration: 5-light timber mullioned fixed light to
ground and upper floor with replacement concrete lintels. Two
small-paned casements in extension to left; hipped-roofed single-
storey C20 extension beyond. Rear: gable end of return to right
with high coped parapet; attached outbuildng has brick gable end
chimney stack and small-paned casement on east side. Scattered
fenestration to rear of main block: iron ground floor casement to
left; doorway to right sheltered by lean-to conservatory has heavy
timber frame with 3-centred arched head and plank door. Central
timber-mullioned 3-light leaded staircase window; upper floor
timber mullioned casement to left and leaded cross window to right,
all with timber lintels.
Interior has many surviving features of late C17. Timber framed
partitions have chamfered framing members to square panels.
Chamfered beams have pointed bar stops with small cut-out
enrichments. Contemporary staircase with turned balusters. Room
on upper floor has doorway with original plank door complete with
original decorated strap hinges. Roof largely rebuilt in C20,
probably when thatch was removed. Remarkably unaltered except for

Listing NGR: ST7431996304

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

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