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The Mustard House

A Grade II Listed Building in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9927 / 51°59'33"N

Longitude: -2.1564 / 2°9'23"W

OS Eastings: 389357

OS Northings: 232708

OS Grid: SO893327

Mapcode National: GBR 1JR.1MX

Mapcode Global: VH93T.K5VQ

Plus Code: 9C3VXRVV+3C

Entry Name: The Mustard House

Listing Date: 4 March 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1281040

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376603

Location: 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 St Mary the Virgin (Tewkesbury Abbey)

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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859-1/6/17 (North side)
04/03/52 Nos.13 AND 14
The Mustard House


Pair of houses in row, now offices. C15 or C16 with C20
reconstructed frontage. Large panel timber-frame with brick
nogging, concrete tile roof.
PLAN: A broad frontage to parallel plan with 2 jettied storeys
and mansard roof, carried over a throughway to the left; the
frontage has been rebuilt, with new timbers, but the interior
retains substantial elements of the early framing, much of it
exposed in the interior renovation.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, attic and basement, 4-windowed. All
20-pane replacement sashes at first and second floors. The
ground floor has C19 double shop front with 2 recessed glazed
doors under transom-lights and small stall-riser, under
shallow fascia within decorative console brackets; to the left
is the opening to a throughway, with a further console
bracket. In the timbered gables are C20 casement lights. The
rear has twin gables which are lower than the main ridge, in
brick-nogged renewed framing above plain brickwork, with
various C20 lights. A further gabled wing to the right.
INTERIOR has unusually lofty rooms at each level. Ground floor
has been opened up, but retains in the right half a ceiling in
2 large compartments with good moulded plaster cornice. At the
back is a C19 plank door and an early cast-iron small-pane
casement. The basement has some stonework in the party walls,
and several recesses to flat pointed heads. 2 very large but
badly decayed chamfered beams remain.
Main staircase a C17 open well with square newels and twisted
balusters to a moulded solid string and moulded handrail.
Various heavy framing members throughout the building,
including large posts and a deep cambered tie. The front roof
has 3 pairs of upper crucks, facilitating easy access to a
probable former storage area.
The heavy restoration of the street front conceals a
substantial interior of historic interest here. The name is a
reminder of the earlier importance of Tewkesbury in the
production of 'mustard balls'.

Listing NGR: SO8935732708

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