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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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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

Plus Code: 9C3VVQ72+H9

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


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

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