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Back Edge

A Grade II Listed Building in Painswick, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7882 / 51°47'17"N

Longitude: -2.2138 / 2°12'49"W

OS Eastings: 385351

OS Northings: 209974

OS Grid: SO853099

Mapcode National: GBR 1LZ.YZ1

Mapcode Global: VH94R.L91Z

Plus Code: 9C3VQQQP+7F

Entry Name: Back Edge

Listing Date: 21 October 1955

Last Amended: 24 August 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1304942

English Heritage Legacy ID: 133233

Location: Painswick, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Painswick

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Edge St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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SO 80 NE
5/58 Back Edge
(formerly listed as 'House
21.10.55 next east of Back Edge
Large detached house. Mid C17. Coursed and squared limestone, stone slate
roof. A principal cross-gabled block to the east with lower wing to west. Two
storeys, attic, basement. Entrance front is 1 + 3 windows; gabled left end has
4-light with king-mullion at ground and first floors, 2-light with hoodmould to
gable; then in right half 2 and 3-light at ground floor, two 2-light and a
3-light at first floor. Off-centre left a C20 door under peaked head.
Continuous moulded string over ground floor windows, and to gable. Return,
left, has twin gables. Here is plinth with offset at basement, then 2 and
3-light; a 12-pane sash in moulded surround, and 4-light with king mullion; at
first floor 4:2:4-light, and in gables, 2-light with hood and vertical oculus.
Gable return left is as east front, but 4-light has had door inserted, and there
is no plinth. All windows in these fronts ovolo-mould stone mullioned case-
ments. South front has hipped wing set in corner of L to left. West front has
2-light casements, mainly recessed chamfer mullions, but are in ovolo mould with
trefoil heads. Inset low wing has door and a 2-light wood casement. North and
south gables, carry paired stacks to offset and skirt with joined cappings;
flues to north have been rebuilt. Interior: considerably reconstructed early
1950s, but retains stair with good C17 balustrade to square newel and 1650
finial; flat arched moulded fire surround ground floor, south; 2 encased beams;
north room fine stone surround fireplace with date 1745 WM (William Mills); wide
chamfered timber bressummer to kitchen fireplace. Main bedroom has deep stone
lintel and overmantel to fire; flat diamond stops, pulvinated frieze. Many
early door frames and one early door. 4 grand Cotswold house which has been
allowed to deteriorate during the time of World War II.

Listing NGR: SO8535109974

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