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9, College Green

A Grade II* Listed Building in Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8675 / 51°52'2"N

Longitude: -2.2484 / 2°14'54"W

OS Eastings: 382989

OS Northings: 218797

OS Grid: SO829187

Mapcode National: GBR 1KZ.VRS

Mapcode Global: VH94B.ZB67

Entry Name: 9, College Green

Listing Date: 23 January 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271600

English Heritage Legacy ID: 472164

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


844-1/7/73 (South side)
23/01/52 No.9


House, the ground floor converted for use as offices. 1708-9,
minor C19 and C20 alterations. Built by Samuel Ricketts,
carpenter, in a leasehold agreement with the cathedral
chapter. Grey-buff brick in header courses with red gauged and
rubbed brick and stone details; parallel slate roofs, hipped
to front and end-gabled at rear, brick stacks. A large
double-depth block with an angled wing extending from the
south-west corner which abuts the rear of No.10 College Green
EXTERIOR: three storeys, attic and cellar; symmetrical front
of five bays with a slight projection to the central three
bays; offset brick plinth; at each end a giant Roman Doric
pilaster with moulded red brick base and capital; crowning
modillion cornice, which breaks forward above the central
projection and the end pilasters, and a modillion pediment
with a stone-framed and keyed oculus in the tympanum above the
central projection; otherwise above the cornice a stone
blocking course and stone capped brick parapet with piers at
the outer corners.
On the ground floor the central entrance doorway within a
shallow Roman Doric porch of two fluted columns on base
blocks, entablature and pediment; the doorway framed by
pilasters applied to a rusticated surround and flat arch; the
door has a diagonal-braced panel below and four fielded panels
above. To either side of the doorway and to the first and
second floors sashes of similar size with glazing bars (3x4
panes) in openings with red brick jambs, rubbed brick
segmental arched heads set with stone key blocks, and
projecting stone sills.
The east side is blank except for the return of the crowning
modillion cornice and parapet over the end of the front range
and two C20 windows inserted on ground floor; the gable-end of
the rear range projects slightly with a stack above.
The rear elevation has a brick band at first and second-floor
levels, boxed eaves and early C18 sashes; a central arched
sash to the stairwell, on the first floor a sash to each side
(3x4 panes) and on the third floor four sashes (3x3 panes),
all in openings with rubbed brick flat-arched heads and
projecting stone sills; three gabled dormers with pairs of

INTERIOR: wide central entrance hall, divided by transverse
C20 screen to form inner lobby to offices and to residence;
paved in limestone slabs in diamond pattern with small
circular slate panels inset at corners; the hall opens into
the stair well through a central, transverse, segmental arch
supported on fluted pilasters, all in timber; open-well
staircase with quarter landings rising to second floor, open
strings, carved foliated end-brackets to broad treads, bottom
curtail step, column newels, three column-on-vase balusters to
each tread, ramped handrail, and stair dado with fielded
panels between raised and capped styles on landings; in
ground-floor room to left, original modillion cornices, in
room to right in rear wall an alcove on each side of former
fireplace, room at rear has fireplace framed in stone with
basket arch on brackets at each end and set with a large,
raised, triple keystone, in room to right in wing a fireplace
for kitchen range with arch set with raised triple keystone
stone, other original joinery.
On the first floor the farther half of the original cross
gallery incorporated in C19 into room to right (front left),
within this room in angled corner an Adam style chimney piece,
probably brought in, some remaining fielded panel dado and
upper panels; in wall between front rooms a large opening with
C19 folding-panel doors, the room to left with fielded-panel
dado and upper wall panels, original chimney-piece with eared
architrave to fireplace and panel above with moulded surround
with paterae in corners, room to rear left with similar
chimney-piece and some similar panelling, dentil cornices; on
second-floor rooms have simple moulded cornices, some original
joinery; attic with C18 fielded panel doors.
A very fine early C18 house, the giant corner pilasters
recalling the other work of provincial Baroque architects such
as Smith of Warwick.
(Eward S: No Fine but a Glass of Wine, Cathedral Life at
Gloucester: Salisbury: 1985-: 316-7; BOE: Verey D:
Gloucestershire: The Vale and the Forest of Dean: London:
1976-1980: 243).

Listing NGR: SO8298918796

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