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Wardle House

A Grade II Listed Building in Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8669 / 51°52'0"N

Longitude: -2.2464 / 2°14'46"W

OS Eastings: 383131

OS Northings: 218727

OS Grid: SO831187

Mapcode National: GBR 1KZ.WC3

Mapcode Global: VH94C.0BSQ

Plus Code: 9C3VVQ83+PC

Entry Name: Wardle House

Listing Date: 23 January 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271584

English Heritage Legacy ID: 472142

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


844-1/8/59 Wardle House


A prebendal house for a residentiary canon of Gloucester
Cathedral, now public school house, part of the King's School
(qv); 1677-1686, C18 alterations, remodelled and extended
c1800. Rendered brick and rubble, slate roof, brick stacks.
PLAN: double-depth block, built against the east side of the
remains of the medieval wall which formerly separated the
monks' cemetery from the lay cemetery within the precinct of
St Peter's Abbey; entrance front on the north side with a
large semicircular bow to left, garden front on the east side.
EXTERIOR: two storeys and attic; entrance front of four bays
and to left a large projecting bow, on the ground floor in
third bay from right a late C19, gabled, timber-framed
entrance porch with side-lights, within porch the entrance
doorway, of c1800, framed by fluted pilasters with leaf
capitals and entablature.
INTERIOR: central hall has stone paving in diaper pattern with
slate inserts at the corners of the slabs; excellent mid C17
open well staircase with pulvinated, closed string, square
newels surmounted by carved urns and with pierced drops,
twisted balusters and handgrip handrail; on both the first and
the second floor landings are three c1800 suspended arches
with drops and carved spandrels; room to left refitted in
early C19, C19 slate chimney piece; other rooms with C18
panelling arched.
HISTORY: in C19 the home of Mary Anne Lewis (Evans), later, as
the wife of Benjamin Disraeli, Countess of Beaconsfield.
(Welander D: The History, Art and Architecture of Gloucester
Cathedral: Stroud, Gloucestershire: 1991-; Eward S: No Fine
but a Glass of Wine, Cathedral Life at Gloucester: Salisbury:
1985-: 299, 312; BOE: Verey D: Gloucestershire: The Vale and
the Forest of Dean: London: 1976-: 226).

Listing NGR: SO8313118727

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