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Dove House

A Grade II Listed Building in Rodley, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8018 / 51°48'6"N

Longitude: -2.3693 / 2°22'9"W

OS Eastings: 374630

OS Northings: 211523

OS Grid: SO746115

Mapcode National: GBR 0K8.V3T

Mapcode Global: VH94G.WZ94

Plus Code: 9C3VRJ2J+P7

Entry Name: Dove House

Listing Date: 15 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1266998

English Heritage Legacy ID: 420052

Location: Westbury-on-Severn, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL14

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Westbury-on-Severn

Built-Up Area: Rodley

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Westbury-on-Severn St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


11/10003 Dove House

House. Built 1766-77. Flemish bond brick to front and sides with stucco quoins; rear outshot has
copper slag blocks to walls; 1980s extension to rear of lias and Coleford brick; hipped Welsh slate
roof with end stacks. Double-depth plan including rear outshot; rear and left-hand extensions of
1981 and 1989. 2 storeys. Symmetrical 3-window facade with bracketed eaves and pedimented
centre with device in tympanum of shell with hawk. Late C19 half-glazed door set beneath
bracketed segment pediment, restored 1980s. Flat arches with voussoirs and keystones over late
C19 2/2-pane sashes in deepened openings flanking door and over 18th century Gothic-style
2-light casements to first floor which have switch tracery and iron opening lights;
semi-circular-arched 2-light casement, with leaded panes above transom, above door. Interior:
C18 joinery details including panelled doors and cupboards with moulded architraves; late C19
panelled shutters to ground floor and late C19 fireplace to ground-floor left. Mid C18 stair with
turned balusters, possibly reset from its original position, with ramped handrail and carved
monkey's head. Mid C18 collar truss roof with through purlins scarfed at principal rafters. The
first floor windows have reset C15 glass, probably from Arlingham Church, which include King's
head, Jack-in-the-Green mask and Crucifixion with the Instruments of the Passion. According
to deeds in the possession of the owner, this house was built by 1777 when reference was made
to the " new house". Although the device in the tympanum is clearly that of a hawk with its bells
and jesses, the house has been called Dove House from the 1876 Morris's Directory. A curious
example of the provincial craftsman's interpretation of mainstream classical styles, with some
interesting features including the device, original casements and reset medieval glass.

Listing NGR: SO7463011523

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