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Newton House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9915 / 51°59'29"N

Longitude: -2.159 / 2°9'32"W

OS Eastings: 389175

OS Northings: 232570

OS Grid: SO891325

Mapcode National: GBR 1JR.0Z7

Mapcode Global: VH93T.J6GP

Entry Name: Newton House

Listing Date: 4 March 1952

Last Amended: 25 April 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1280642

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376681

Location: Tewkesbury, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20

County: Gloucestershire

District: Tewkesbury

Civil Parish: Tewkesbury

Built-Up Area: Tewkesbury

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Tewkesbury St Mary the Virgin (Tewkesbury Abbey)

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


TEWKESBURY

SO8932 CHURCH STREET
859-1/6/101 (South side)
04/03/52 Nos.26 AND 27
Newton House
(Formerly Listed as:
CHURCH STREET
(South side)
No.26)
(Formerly Listed as:
CHURCH STREET
(South side)
No.27)

GV II*

House in row, now offices. Late C14 or C15, mainly remodelled
in C18 and refronted early C19. Flemish brickwork, slate
roofs, brick stacks.
PLAN: the front building (a probable former solar block)
comprises a main street block with a small set-back low hipped
addition (formerly No.26) used as the entrance area; behind
the principal block, and attached to it, a long gabled wing,
formerly an open hall, now much modified.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and basement, 3-windowed. 16-pane sashes
to rubbed brick voussoirs, but no glazing bars at ground
floor, cill string to first floor, stone cills elsewhere. Good
6-panel fielded door to right in pilaster surround to open
pediment over obscured fanlight. Brick stacks both party
walls. Left return is plain brick with a central sash to
second floor, but for about 3m height from ground the wall in
good ashlar, and with remains of blocked 2-light casement.
Small hipped 2-storey slated extension with canted corner and
panelled door. Main roof is double hipped behind parapet to
street and return. Sashes in rear wall.
Attached rear left is long 2-storey wing with steep gabled
roof, plain wall to left side, but 3+1-windowed towards
garden; at first floor are three 3-light wood casements and a
2-light C20 steel, and ground floor has various C20 including
flat canted bay, but also good C18 canted bay with 12-pane
sashes on 3 faces, and covered by hipped glazed roof which
appears to be of same date. Towards right a 6-panel fielded
door under propped canopy. Small raking dormer far left, very
large ridge stack and one other towards left. Deep fascia
board possibly concealing plate.
INTERIOR of front block includes various good panelled doors
in moulded architraves, and a lateral dogleg stair to stick
balustrade and Doric newels. Below this is cellar stair, with
first 3 steps in brick plus timber front, remainder stone.
Front cellar floor in brick, ceiling with heavy transverse
rough-chamfered beams.
Cellar to rear (hall) section has several very heavy rough
chamfered beams, but ends to a brick wall with recesses, and a
stair, not accessible from above.
The rear wing is now fully divided into 2 floors, but retains
various trusses with cambered tie, and collar with cusped
ogee-headed bracing above; this detail also at the half-bay
points, at head of chamfered wind-braces. 2 roof bays only
were seen, but this reputed to continue through wing, and to
show signs of smoke blackening. A first-floor front room in
wing has fine shouldered C18 fire surround with pulvinated
frieze and dentilled cornice, also corner cupboard with
painted shell recess, above field panel cupboard door on
H-hinges. Central ground-floor room has C17 panelling to
fireplace wall; this is room with bay to glazed roof.
The rear wing must have been a major medieval hall house,
discernible now only from the overall form and remains of roof
structure. Later work, especially of the C18, is also of high
quality, and is all being maintained with care.
No.26 was listed on 27.7.73.


Listing NGR: SO8917532569

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