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55, Westgate Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8663 / 51°51'58"N

Longitude: -2.2478 / 2°14'52"W

OS Eastings: 383031

OS Northings: 218659

OS Grid: SO830186

Mapcode National: GBR 1KZ.VYD

Mapcode Global: VH94C.0C05

Plus Code: 9C3VVQ82+GV

Entry Name: 55, Westgate Street

Listing Date: 12 March 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271933

English Heritage Legacy ID: 472631

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


844-1/8/400 (South side)
12/03/73 No.55


Medieval merchant's house, now shop and dwelling. Possibly
C15; C17 rear wing; refronted and other alterations in mid to
late C18, C20 alterations. Encapsulated timber frame, rendered
to sides and rear; ashlar walled cellar, stuccoed brick front,
slate roof with hipped dormer, tall brick stack. Double-depth
block, parallel pitched roofs and end gabled C17 wing at rear;
the front left corner of the rear wing has a mortice for a
horizontal rail, possibly indicating the position of a former
gallery connecting front and back blocks.
EXTERIOR: three storeys, attic and cellar; the rear wing two
storeys; on the front C20 shop-front with C19 fascia on end
brackets; the upper floors of two bays with a string course at
first-floor window sill level, a crowning cornice with close
set modillions, and parapet above; on each upper floor two
plain horned sashes of similar size in plain openings with
projecting sills on the second floor; in the roof dormer a
pair of plain casements.
INTERIOR: in the cellar the side walls in ashlar with vestiges
of stone springers to a former barrel vault replaced by timber
floor; within the shop exposed lateral bridging beams; early
C19 dog-leg staircase with winders at the turns and stick
balustrade; on the second floor a C18 two panel door;
alignments of walls and floors indicates timber-framing
concealed by later linings.

Listing NGR: SO8303118659

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

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