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Regiments of Gloucestershire Museum

A Grade II Listed Building in Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8639 / 51°51'49"N

Longitude: -2.2501 / 2°15'0"W

OS Eastings: 382875

OS Northings: 218393

OS Grid: SO828183

Mapcode National: GBR 1L5.1Y3

Mapcode Global: VH94B.YFB0

Plus Code: 9C3VVP7X+GX

Entry Name: Regiments of Gloucestershire Museum

Listing Date: 12 March 1973

Last Amended: 15 December 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271653

English Heritage Legacy ID: 472189

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


844-1/11/99 (South side)
12/03/73 No.31
Regiments of Gloucestershire Museum
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
Custom House)


HM Custom and Excise Office, now museum. Completed 1845, by
Sydney Smirke for the Customs Commissioners. Minor alterations
c1985 for conversion as the Regiments of Gloucestershire
Museum. Ashlar to front and sides, brick at rear, slate roof,
brick stack. Symmetrical double-depth block; the C20 entrance
to museum at rear is approached from the Docks.
EXTERIOR: two storeys and basement. Symmetrical front to
Commercial Road; offset plinth, raised bands at first floor
and first-floor sill levels, crowning cornice and a coped
parapet; at the outer corners between the plinth and the
first-floor band, and between the first-floor sill band and
the crowning cornice, are long raised and chamfered quoins. On
the ground floor in the centre a porch of slight projection,
the open front framed by pilasters and entablature with
parapet above; flanking the porch on either side a sash with a
further sash widely spaced to left and right in plain openings
with projecting stone sills. On the first floor the same
pattern of openings with three closely spaced sashes in the
centre and a architraves and floating cornices. All the sashes
with glazing bars (3x4 panes). Set above the centre of the
parapet the royal arms carved in stone.
Elevation at each end has three sashes on each floor with
details are similar to the front. Rear elevation facing the
Docks of brick, with late C20 glazed extension.
INTERIOR: not inspected
HISTORY: built in order to handle the great expansion of
foreign trade passing through Gloucester Docks in the second
half of the nineteenth century.

Listing NGR: SO8287518393

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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