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The Pigeon House

A Grade II Listed Building in Southam, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9286 / 51°55'43"N

Longitude: -2.0447 / 2°2'41"W

OS Eastings: 397019

OS Northings: 225567

OS Grid: SO970255

Mapcode National: GBR 2LZ.5TH

Mapcode Global: VHB1J.HSWD

Plus Code: 9C3VWXH4+C4

Entry Name: The Pigeon House

Listing Date: 4 July 1960

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1303106

English Heritage Legacy ID: 135265

ID on this website: 101303106

Location: Southam, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL52

County: Gloucestershire

District: Tewkesbury

Civil Parish: Southam

Built-Up Area: Southam

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Bishop's Cleeve St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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8/170 The Pigeon House



Former manor house possibly medieval, extended C16 and C18, altered
c1924 by T.E. Whitaker. Close-studded timber framing with
herringbone limestone block infill; random squared and dressed
limestone; stone slate roof with ashlar stack and C20 artificial
stone stack. Complex plan with an 'L'-shaped medieval range
probably original originally comprising a hall with a 2-storey
solar wing at its south end with further extension to the east;
rectangular C16 partly timber-framed range to the west of the
solar. Two-storeys and 2-storeys and attic. South-facing
elevation of timber-framed range with C20 central 16 storey porch
with a plank door with decorative studding within a 4-centred
arched surround with moulded hood with heraldic stops and
inscriptions 'A.D./ABOUT/1066' and 'Restored/1924/T.E.W', and
enriched spandrels; brattished decoration at top of portal; small
single-light window to the left; 3-light stone-mullioned casement
above; image niche with canopy towards the apex of the gable. The
return walls of the porch are linked to the main body via stone-
mullioned bow windows; similar bow window to rear with an early 7-
light flat-chamfered wood-mullioned window with transom to the
left. All stone-mullioned windows to the main body with leaded
panes and enriched spandrels. C20 three-light, 5-light and 7-light
C20 oriel windows-some with transoms and decorative leaded panes to
the north, south and west sides of the timber framed first floor.
Single 3-light C20 canted eaves dormer with decorative barge board
upper right. Earlier range set back to the right with a single-
light and 2-light stone-mullioned casement to the ground floor.
Four-light stone-mullioned casement with Tudor-arched headed lights
to the first floor. C20 part-glazed door under an open-fronted
lean-to to the left. C19 stone-mullioned casements some with
cusped heads to the other elevation. Small turret with
battlemented parapet with an early possibly reused pointed-arched
entrance, in the angle between the main body and the later
Interior: flagged entrance hall with large open fireplace with
bressumer and probably reused C17 panelling. Beams with triangular
stops. Tudor-arched stone fireplace within dating from 1924
alterations within the adjoining room. Open-fireplace with
bressumer beam within the adjoining range the eastern limb of which
is entered via a possibly reused pointed-arched entrance and
contains an early wooden spiral staircase with square-sectioned
treads and a niche with reused C12 jamb shaft with chevron
decoration and a piece of roll-moulded stonework. Roof to early
range with curving principals with yoke at the apex; single
purlins, wind bracing. Stained glass insets dating from early C20
alterations dated and initialled Reg Constance, Glazier 1924.
(V.C.H. Gloucestershire, Vol VIII, p10)

Listing NGR: SO9708625562

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