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Abbotswood and Gate Piers to Stable Yard

A Grade II Listed Building in Swell, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9351 / 51°56'6"N

Longitude: -1.7378 / 1°44'16"W

OS Eastings: 418121

OS Northings: 226315

OS Grid: SP181263

Mapcode National: GBR 4PV.RFH

Mapcode Global: VHB1P.TMNF

Entry Name: Abbotswood and Gate Piers to Stable Yard

Listing Date: 25 August 1960

Last Amended: 16 July 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1221847

English Heritage Legacy ID: 413763

Location: Swell, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL54

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold

Civil Parish: Swell

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: The Swells

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

SP 12 NE
3/125


SWELL, (UPPER SWELL)
B 4077 (south side),
Abbotswood and Gatepiers to Stable Yard

(Previously listed as Abbotswood)


25.8.60

II

Country house. 1862. Extended and altered by Lutyens for Mark Fenwick. Coursed
rubble (the Lutyens work rough-faced), ashlar dressings (forming heavy contrast
in Lutyens work). Cotswold stone roof with coped verge and parapets to east-west
wing, hipped end to north wing; large rectangular ridged chimneys L-plan. Cotswold
style. 2½ storeys mullioned and transom windows, the 1867 work with drips and
rounded strings, the Lutyens work with flat flush mullions and transoms and this
segmental labels. The 1867 house has string over ground floor and at 1st floor
cill level. The main block lies east-west: 2 gables with ball finials, irregular
fenestration - ground floor windows altered by Lutyens, metal casements. The north
wing is at right angles, eaves type, cutting in at transom level of 1st floor
windows of main block 5 bays. 2 Cotswold dormer gables with kneelers, arched doorway
to right of centre with 2-light transom window over. Lutyens added large 2 bay
block with tall diagonal chimneys to left. The principal Lutyens addition is to
the west of the main block; 2½ storeys on basement; projecting gable to north with
roofs sweeping virtually to ground; central rusticated Ionic doorcase with open
segmental pediment containing initials and date; mounting block to right. The west
return has 2 tall projecting gables separated by a lower corniced link with bracket
pediment to central, altered window; cornice and parapet blocks to either side of
gables. Below central window is a rusticated half-dome niche with keystone mask
spouting water jets into circular pool. Bullseye window to left. Garden front
to south: 4 bay with projecting end gables containing 2 storey angled bays, part
of the 1867 house. Below 1st floor window on north side is a tablet commemorating
a lucky escape by a 6 year old Sartoris who fell out of it. Ashlar gatepiers with
ball finials, probably 1867, to stable yard at north end of north wing.

Listing NGR: SP1812126315

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

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