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Community House and Attached Wall with Piers

A Grade II Listed Building in Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8681 / 51°52'5"N

Longitude: -2.2479 / 2°14'52"W

OS Eastings: 383024

OS Northings: 218864

OS Grid: SO830188

Mapcode National: GBR 1KZ.VWG

Mapcode Global: VH94B.Z9GR

Plus Code: 9C3VVQ92+6R

Entry Name: Community House and Attached Wall with Piers

Listing Date: 23 January 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245898

English Heritage Legacy ID: 472172

Location: Westgate, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1

County: Gloucestershire

Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate

Built-Up Area: Gloucester

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Hempsted with Gloucester, Saint Mary de Lode and Saint Mary de Crypt

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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844-1/8/81 (North side)
23/01/52 No.15
Community House and attached wall
with piers


House assigned to the Prebendary of the Fifth Stall of
Gloucester Cathedral, now offices. 1774, replacing an earlier
house, but retaining some evidence of a medieval range, mid
C19 alterations and additions. On the front the ground floor
faced in rusticated ashlar and the upper floors stuccoed with
stone details, otherwise brick with stone details, hipped
slate roof.
PLAN: C18 range facing south adjoining St Mary's Gate (qv) at
west end and the Inner Gate (qv) at east end, at rear to left
a large mid-C19 service wing; internally a central entrance
passage leading to staircase at rear, on first floor two
large, former reception rooms.
EXTERIOR: three storeys, basement and attic. Plain symmetrical
front of five widely spaced bays with the three central bays
projecting slightly and crowned by a pediment. The rusticated
ground floor is capped by a raised stone band stone, stone
crowning cornice with Ionic modillions to eaves and to
pediment; on the ground floor the central entrance doorway and
on each side two sashes with glazing bars (3x4 panes) all in
openings with cambered arched heads with rusticated voussoirs;
the two windows to right of doorway retain wrought-iron window
guards on brackets; on the first floor five large sashes with
slender glazing bars (3x4 panes) in plain openings with
projecting stone sills; on the second floor five short sashes
with glazing bars (2x3) panes in similar openings. At rear of
front range at east end at low level medieval rubble in wall.
INTERIOR: staircase with solid string, slender column-on-vase
balusters and ramped mahogany handrail to first floor, toad
back handrail to attic; stair well lit by semicircular arched
window with margin lights which contains mid C19 stained glass
panel; the two former reception rooms on the first floor,
partitioned for offices, have C18 moulded plaster friezes and
dentil cornices, moulded skirtings and moulded chair rails,
largely replaced in the west room by plain timber, and
doorways with moulded architraves and fielded six-panel doors.
in the cellars exposed timber beams and rubble walling. On the
first floor at east end a late C18 service staircase with
stick balusters. From the staircase the access to the room on

first floor of adjoining Inner Gate (qv).
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: late C18 wall with pyramidal piers to
rear (north), meets wall attached to south of No.1 Miller's
Green (qv).
(Eward S: No Fine but a Glass of Wine, Cathedral Life at
Gloucester: Salisbury: 1985-: 320; BOE: Verey D:
Gloucestershire: The Vale and the Forest of Dean: London:
1976-: 243).

Listing NGR: SO8302418864

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