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Former stable block to north-east of Matson House

A Grade II Listed Building in Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.838 / 51°50'16"N

Longitude: -2.2217 / 2°13'18"W

OS Eastings: 384820

OS Northings: 215508

OS Grid: SO848155

Mapcode National: GBR 1LD.P43

Mapcode Global: VH94K.F2TB

Plus Code: 9C3VRQQH+58

Entry Name: Former stable block to north-east of Matson House

Listing Date: 15 December 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245732

English Heritage Legacy ID: 472343

Location: Matson and Robinswood, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4

County: Gloucestershire

Electoral Ward/Division: Matson and Robinswood

Built-Up Area: Gloucester

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Matson St Katherine

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 10/04/2014


MATSON LANE (East side),
Former stable block to north-east of Matson House

(Formerly listed as Former stable block to north-east of Selwyn School)


Servants' cottages in the former stable yard of Matson House, later used as a school building in the grounds of Selwyn School. Late C18, for George Augustus Selwyn. Dressed stone in courses and brick, gabled tile and stone slate roof, brick stack. An L-plan, with the long east range formerly the stables and the short north range formerly two cottages, enclosing the north corner of the service yard at rear of Matson House.

EXTERIOR: both ranges of two storeys; the fronts facing the court of stone in late C16 style, probably with reused C16 features from the demolished house; moulded string course at parapet level and coped parapet. At the north end of the east range a large carriageway entry with segmental arch, to right of archway on the ground floor a doorway with Tudor arched head and eared hoodmould and 2 two-light stone-framed and mullioned casements with hoodmoulds, on the first floor 3 similar casements. On the front of the north range, the cottage to right on the ground floor, has a doorway with Tudor-arched head and hoodmould to right, a two-light, stone-framed, mullioned casement to left and on the first floor two similar casements; the cottage to left has a similar elevation but with the doorway and window on the ground floor raised to a higher level and first-floor windows blind; the gable-end wall of the range in brick with the gable rebuilt in brick with late C20 window.

INTERIOR: not inspected.

HISTORY: the building incorporates material from the former manor house of the Robins family in Matson purchased by Selwyn from the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester Cathedral in 1766 and demolished.

Listing NGR: SO8482015508

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

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