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Graham Court

A Grade II Listed Building in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9962 / 51°59'46"N

Longitude: -2.1539 / 2°9'14"W

OS Eastings: 389528

OS Northings: 233093

OS Grid: SO895330

Mapcode National: GBR 1JK.VMK

Mapcode Global: VH93T.M351

Entry Name: Graham Court

Listing Date: 25 April 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1279721

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376901

Location: Tewkesbury, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Tewkesbury

Built-Up Area: Tewkesbury

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Tewkesbury Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


TEWKESBURY

SO8933 OLDBURY ROAD
859-1/5/320 (East side)
Graham Court

II

Includes: No.2 HOLLAMS ROAD.
Flats and houses, originally hospital, later Council offices.
c1874, by JH Middleton. Brickwork, large bricks in English
bond, ashlar dressings, timber-framing, tile roofs, brick
stacks.
A complex picturesque composition, the front block in
Ruskinian Gothic, with long return wing to Hollams Road in
timber-framing above brick with jetties and broad gable
towards garden. Main front steps forward from left, with 2
steep-pitched gables to right.
At left is 2-light cusped Decorated window at mid-height in
half-hipped face dormer, and in internal corner a pent-roofed
timber-framed porch over large framed plank door, enclosed in
late C20 glazing.
Right half in 2 storeys has 3-light cusped plate tracery
window with 4-foil above 3-light casement with stone mullions;
2-light casement in set-back centre section, then repeat of
gable, but with 6-foil to plate of 3-light. Gables with raised
coped verges and kneelers, blue and red brick paired voussoirs
to first-floor lights and segmental arc-de-decharge at ground
floor, blue brick bands, plinth.
Right return is 2-gabled, the first with 3-light above 3-light
as front gables.
Return to Hollams Road in 2 storeys; a half-hipped brought
forward gable with two 2-light pointed windows at each level
to segmental pointed voussoirs, then 3-window unit with
2:3:3-light casements breaking through eaves line to slight
raked dormer, above similar to ground floor, all these wood
casements, with segmental arch over brick spandrel. To left,
slightly brought forward a 2-window unit with blocked former
doorway. Large stack to right, and to left gable.
The garden (S) front has bold gable in patterned framing, with
4-light small-paned casement with transom, jettied over
brickwork with similar 5-light window; to right of gable in
small panel framing a 3-light, and at ground floor pair of
doors in keeping.
To the right on the main front, formerly separated, but now
linked by C20 flat-roofed unit, a former kitchen range in
brick with tiled roof, and with raised central lantern; an
important reminder of the original institutional use, and
excellent example of its kind.
INTERIOR retains original stair to open well with heavy
balustrade and octagonal newels and flat moulded balusters
under double rail. Stained glass to window subscribed 'He went
about doing good'. Heavy entrance door is framed ledged braced
and battened, with original furniture.
This is a very bold piece of work, externally in excellent
condition, having survived three changes of use. Middleton is
better known for his Gothic Revival villas and churches in
Cheltenham: this is an interesting example in a more eclectic
style.


Listing NGR: SO8952833093

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

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