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Latitude: 51.7259 / 51°43'33"N
Longitude: -2.2293 / 2°13'45"W
OS Eastings: 384258
OS Northings: 203040
OS Grid: SO842030
Mapcode National: GBR 1MR.M7J
Mapcode Global: VH94Y.9WTB
Entry Name: Grigshot House
Listing Date: 24 February 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1305508
English Heritage Legacy ID: 131975
Location: Woodchester, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5
Civil Parish: Woodchester
Built-Up Area: Woodchester
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Rodborough St Mary Magdalene
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
SO 8403-8503 RODBOROUGH BATH ROAD
15/100 Grigshot House
Large former mill owner's house, now house and flats. Mid C18;
C19 addition; C20 internal alterations. Ashlar limestone;
coursed rubble to sides and rear: ashlar and brick chimneys;
stone slate and concrete plain tile roofs. Three-storey with attic
and cellar; 3-storey rear addition. Front: 3 gables, 5-window
fenestration all 8-pane sashes with keyed beaded architraves and
bull-nosed sills; small leaded attic casements with plain beaded
architraves. Central doorway with moulded architraves and keystone
has C20 glazed doors. Large Regency ironwork porch with tent roof.
Mullioned cellar casements. Angled screen wall to left links with
Grigshot Lodge (q.v.). North end: gabled with small single-light
fenestration; ashlar gable-mounted chimney with moulded cap.
South end: 2 gables with rebuilt brick chimney on ashlar bases to
each. Off-centre sash window fenestration to left gable, all with
keyed beaded architraves. C20 single-storey flat-roofed addition is
not of special interest. Rear: 3 gables to rear of main range
with parallel 3-storey range to left built into bank with 3-window
fenestration, 12-pane sashes to middle floor, 6-pane above. C20
altered addition to right.
Interior: hall altered in C20 with removal of open well staircase.
One good panelled room is intact, doorways having eared architraves
and 8-panel egg and dart enriched doors. Fireplace has fretwork
frieze with central pedimented panel. Modillion ceiling cornice.
All mouldings have egg and dart and bead and reel enrichment. In
the late C18 and early C19 was home of owner of Woodchester Mill.
Obadiah Paul entertained George III to breakfast here in 1788,
probably in the elaborately panelled room. Forms part of group
with Grigshot Lodge and Grigshot Cottages (q.v.).
(N.M. Herbert, 'Rodborough' in V.C.H. Glos. xi, 1976, pp 218-234)
Listing NGR: SO8425803040
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