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Numbers 8 and 8a and Attached Wall and Outbuilding to College Yard

A Grade II Listed Building in Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8673 / 51°52'2"N

Longitude: -2.2485 / 2°14'54"W

OS Eastings: 382988

OS Northings: 218774

OS Grid: SO829187

Mapcode National: GBR 1KZ.VRW

Mapcode Global: VH94B.ZB6D

Entry Name: Numbers 8 and 8a and Attached Wall and Outbuilding to College Yard

Listing Date: 12 March 1973

Last Amended: 15 December 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271599

English Heritage Legacy ID: 472163

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


844-1/7/72 (South side)
12/03/73 Nos.8 AND 8A
and attached wall and outbuilding to
College Yard
(Formerly Listed as:
(Formerly Listed as:
Garage to No.8)


Includes: Nos.1, 2 AND 3 COLLEGE YARD.
House assigned to the Prebendary of the First Stall of
Gloucester Cathedral, now apartments. C15 structure, many
later alterations including refronting in mid C18, additions
in early C19, and substantial alterations and refitting in
late C19. Brick, some timber framing; rear wing and
outbuilding, facing College Yard, is timber-framed with
rubblestone rear wall to outbuilding; slate roof, brick
PLAN: double-depth range facing College Green with a large bow
added at its western end, rear wing to left. The former wing
of the house to right, now Nos 1, 2 and 3 College Yard, is a
C15 structure with, on its west front, a projecting c1900
structure (part of No.1) and a C16 outbuilding to the south
EXTERIOR: two storeys and cellar; the C18 front of three bays
to left, to right the projecting, semicircular bow, originally
single storey, added in early C19, and heightened to two
storeys in late C19; the bays of the C18 front with a raised
brick band at first-floor level. To both the front of the
range and the bow a moulded timber, dentil eaves cornice;
entrance doorway in third bay from left in doorframe with
moulded architraves, entablature with pulvinated frieze and
To left of doorway two sashes with flush frames and glazing
bars (3x4 panes) in openings with rubbed brick
segmental-arched heads; on the first floor three similar
sashes in openings with flat-arched heads, the two sashes to
left with decorative cast-iron window guards; on ground floor
of bow three sashes with glazing bars (3x4 panes) in openings
with flat-arched heads each of four stone voussoirs and raised
keystone; 5 tall late C19 first-floor windows floor, each with

a short upper sash frame with lead light glazing.
Mid C18 right-hand (west) wing, probably incorporating an
earlier structure and some of No.3 College Yard: in north
gable end a raised brick band at first-floor level, doorway to
right and two sashes to left with glazing bars (4x3 panes); on
the first floor two similar sashes; in gable a three-light
casement. This block is clearly secondary to the C15 wing
which extends at right angles to the rear (south).
The C15 wing, which incorporates all of Nos.1 & 2, is a long
timber-framed range with moulded fascia to jetty with
Perpendicular shafts to ground-floor bay divisions. Mixture of
C19 and C20 fenestration, with glazing bar sashes to the north
end. Much of this west-facing front has been obscured by later
additions, most notably a c1900 partly-roughcast range to the
centre which adjoins a mid C20 addition set between this range
and the outbuilding which extends westwards to meet boundary
of Three Cocks Lane.
The outbuilding has been partly rebuilt in C19 brick, but has
retained a timber-framed south gable and some elements of
original framing.
INTERIOR: No.8 not inspected. In No.8A mostly late C19
joinery, with especially elaborate details in double-depth
drawing room on first floor, C18 fireplace surround noted in
rear part of room. Nos 1, 2 & 3 College Yard not inspected but
likely to have retained C15 features. Outbuilding has retained
chamfered beams and original trenched-purlin roof (not seen).
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: C18 brick wall extends north from
outbuilding, along Three Cocks Lane, to meet range to rear of
No.9 (qv).
(Eward S: No Fine but a Glass of Wine, Cathedral Life at
Gloucester: Salisbury: 1985-: 316).

Listing NGR: SO8298818773

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