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Number 20 and Part of Abbey Precinct Wall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8666 / 51°51'59"N

Longitude: -2.2467 / 2°14'48"W

OS Eastings: 383109

OS Northings: 218694

OS Grid: SO831186

Mapcode National: GBR 1KZ.W8N

Mapcode Global: VH94C.0BMY

Plus Code: 9C3VVQ83+J8

Entry Name: Number 20 and Part of Abbey Precinct Wall

Listing Date: 12 March 1973

Last Amended: 15 December 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245904

English Heritage Legacy ID: 472178

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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844-1/8/87 (East side)
12/03/73 No.20
and part of Abbey Precinct wall
(Formerly Listed as:


House. Early C17 but reputed to contain C16 features, C18
additions and alterations; refronted and restored in late C19,
minor C20 alterations; incorporates C12 abbey precinct wall on
south side, and rear wing abuts part of C12 wall between the
former monks' cemetery to the east and the lay cemetery to the
west. Timber frame with painted infill panels, and brick
rendered in pebble dash, end gabled plain tile roof, gabled
dormers and brick ridge stack. Double-depth block with lobby
entry, at rear a short C18 wing to rear left making L-plan.
EXTERIOR: two storeys, cellar and attic. Symmetrical front,
the ground floor with plain brick plinth and pebble dash
above, central entrance doorway with open gable canopy on
brackets and C20 vertical board door, on either side a
three-light timber casement with projecting timber sill; on
the first floor C19 timber-framing of close studding and
intermediate rail with a single-light casement above the
doorway and three-light timber-framed casements to either
side; attic has a large gabled dormer at each end with close
studding, plain barge boards and a three-light casement with
leaded glazing.
Rear elevation of main block is timber-framed in large panels
with first-floor jetty; the framing to ground floor, including
knee brackets supporting the jetty; is mostly renewed; a
four-light timber-framed casement to the ground floor and
above on the first floor with a casement to right probably
reduced to two lights when service wing added in C18; a pair
of timber-framed cross gables each with a three-light casement
with lead-light glazing in the apex. At the gable-end of the
added wing at rear a tall brick stack.
INTERIOR: room to left of lobby entry has early C17 panelling,
above the fireplace an early C17 overmantel of two arched
panels framed by pilasters with Corinthian capitals and
entablature with a carved frieze; C19 staircase at rear of
chimney-stack; on the first floor a C17 plaster ceiling
moulded with strapwork, fleur-de-lys and finials; some exposed
framing including jowelled posts.

SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: L-shaped section of monastic precinct
wall attached to rear, of stone rubble in courses with dressed
stone coping in two courses.
(Eward S: No Fine but a Glass of Wine, Cathedral Life at
Gloucester: Salisbury: 1985-: 299, 321).

Listing NGR: SO8310918694

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