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South Range and Adjoining South End of West Range, Blackfriars

A Grade I Listed Building in Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.864 / 51°51'50"N

Longitude: -2.2491 / 2°14'56"W

OS Eastings: 382941

OS Northings: 218407

OS Grid: SO829184

Mapcode National: GBR 1L5.261

Mapcode Global: VH94B.YDVX

Entry Name: South Range and Adjoining South End of West Range, Blackfriars

Listing Date: 23 January 1952

Last Amended: 15 December 1998

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245992

English Heritage Legacy ID: 472095

Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1

County: Gloucestershire

District: Gloucester

Town: Gloucester

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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Listing Text


GLOUCESTER

SO8218SE BLACKFRIARS
844-1/11/15 (South side)
23/01/52 South Range and Adjoining South End
of West Range, Blackfriars
(Formerly Listed as:
COMMERCIAL ROAD
(North side)
Remains of Blackfriars in Mineral
Water Works)

GV I

Part of Dominican friary (Blackfriars) comprising the south
range and the adjoining south end of the west range of the
former claustral buildings. Mid C13, remodelled 1540-45 for
conversion to cloth manufactory for Sir Thomas Bell; later
alterations for multiple domestic, manufacturing and
commercial use; late C20 programme of conservation by English
Heritage. Stone rubble with dressed stone features and
details, tile roofs.
PLAN: south range extends along the south side of the former
friary cloister and at its west end abuts the south end of the
west range; further north the vestigial remains of the central
portion of the west range are incorporated into a terrace of
houses, Nos 13-17 Ladybellegate Street (qqv). Originally the
south range contained the farmery at the east end and the
buttery at the west end with a long dormitory or library on
the upper floor; the west range contained the refectory.
EXTERIOR OF SOUTH RANGE: two storeys; on the north side of the
ground floor at the west end the remains of a C13 lavabo in an
arcaded recess; in the centre an arched doorway; on the first
floor a series of identical, small rectangular windows; on the
south side at the west end a large doorway with weathered
moulded jambs and arched head; further east other original and
later openings; on the first floor a series of windows similar
to those on the first floor of the north side.
INTERIOR OF SOUTH RANGE: on the ground floor a central row of
timber posts support bridging beams; on the first floor along
both the north and south walls the remains of identical
carrels separated originally by thin screen walls with
segmental, moulded arched heads over each recess;
remarkable surviving example of C13 open roof with close-set
timber trusses.
EXTERIOR OF WEST RANGE: in the south gable-end wall a stepped
triplet of lancet windows with moulded jambs and heads; in the
west wall the remains of closely spaced lancet windows with

similar mouldings.
INTERIOR OF WEST RANGE: a full height storey; the triplet of
lancets in the south gable-end wall framed in an arcade of
slender shafts with moulded capitals and bases under a wide
relieving arch.
Now part of Ancient Monument in the care of English Heritage
which includes Blackfriars Church and Adjoining remains (qv).


Listing NGR: SO8294118407

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

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