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8, Gloucester Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in Malmesbury, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.5837 / 51°35'1"N

Longitude: -2.0985 / 2°5'54"W

OS Eastings: 393274

OS Northings: 187209

OS Grid: ST932872

Mapcode National: GBR 2QZ.Q83

Mapcode Global: VH95S.KGZ8

Entry Name: 8, Gloucester Street

Listing Date: 18 January 1949

Last Amended: 19 July 1996

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1269452

English Heritage Legacy ID: 460780

Location: Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Malmesbury

Built-Up Area: Malmesbury

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Malmesbury and Brokenborough

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


758-1/4/117 (South side)
18/01/49 No.8
(Formerly Listed as:
The White Lion)


Inn, now house. C15, refronted and altered C18/19. Limestone
rubble with ashlar inclusions and quoins, roughcast facade; 2
lateral brick stacks and a rear ridge stack with a stone slate
roof with gableted rear wing and lower front eaves than
left-hand return.
PLAN: formerly courtyard plan, W range demolished mid C19.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, rear range with attic; 2-window range to
street. A right-hand C20 doorway with a recessed 6/6-pane sash
to the left and 8/8-pane sash above, with paired 6/6-pane
sashes to the left in exposed frames.
Rear E range of rubble with irregular quoins and random ashlar
inclusions; the W elevation has a buttress marking the extent
of the original range, with a 3-light early C18 casement with
mullions; mid C18 window with timber lintel, first-floor glass
with scratched inscription, C15 doorway with oak lintel and
remains of 2 circular bread ovens adjacent to buttress.
INTERIOR: not inspected, but reported as having a
reconstructed C15 smoke-blackened collar trusses, a rear
ground-floor stone fireplace with moulded surround, and
chamfered bressumer with tongue stops; first-floor formerly
single open room with ornate plasterwork.
HISTORICAL NOTE: possibly built by the Abbey as a hospitium,
with a first-floor dormitory, a right-hand through-carriageway
beneath an overhanging passage and service buildings to the S
and W. Gloucester Cottage, Oliver's Lane (qv), to the rear of
No.10 Gloucester Street, (No.10 itself not of special
interest) are possibly the former SW range of the inn. First
recorded as an inn in 1618, and closed 1955.
(Stirling D: Secular medieval buildings in Malmesbury, Wilts,
1150-1547: 1986-: 20; Victoria County History of Wiltshire).

Listing NGR: ST9327687199

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