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The Court House

A Grade II Listed Building in Chalford, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7285 / 51°43'42"N

Longitude: -2.1405 / 2°8'25"W

OS Eastings: 390393

OS Northings: 203314

OS Grid: SO903033

Mapcode National: GBR 1MV.RMS

Mapcode Global: VH94Z.VT8B

Plus Code: 9C3VPVH5+9R

Entry Name: The Court House

Listing Date: 19 August 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1328831

English Heritage Legacy ID: 352205

Location: Chalford, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Chalford

Built-Up Area: Chalford

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: France Lynch St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Description


The following building shall be added to the list-

SO 90 03 CHALFORD AVENIS GREEN

11/10006 The Court House

- II

House. Early or mid C16 with later alterations. Uncoursed
limestone rubble; concrete tile roofs; stone left end stack
finished in concrete block; right end and front right gable
end stacks finished in concrete block.
L-plan, the front right wing being a late C18 or early C19
heightening of an earlier, probably C17, wing; the original
main range divided into 3 rooms on ground floor, with original
stack to left and later stack added to right, and with one-bay
chamber and large 3-bay chamber to first floor.
2 storeys; 2-window range to both front wall of main range and
to inward-facing wall of wing with timber lintels over late
C20 windows; segmental arch over late C20 window to ground
floor of wing; C20 plank door in C17 chamfered architrave to
main range flanked by C18/19 flat stone arches over late C20
windows.
Interior: C18 panelled doors survive from its use as an inn in
the C18 and C19; stop-chamfered beams and joists to ground
floor; immediately to right of doorway is transverse beam with
morticing for removed partition; principal ground floor room
is to left with bar stops to beams beams and joists and
chamfered bressummer over large open fireplace with stone winder
staircase rising to first floor. 4-bay collar-truss roof with
cranked collars; 2 tiers of trenched purlins, with splayed
scarfs to principals and windbracing. The first floor was
originally divided into a chamber to the right and a large
3-bay chamber (all originally open to the roof) to the left
which had direct access via the stone staircase to the
principal ground-floor chamber; this unusual arrangement
implies that the original building combined both domestic and
official functions, and that there is some truth to the
tradition (although not corroborated by any documentary
evidence) that this was a Manor Court House. An interesting
building which would repay further investigation.


Listing NGR: SO9039303314

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