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Wharf House

A Grade II Listed Building in Kempsford, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.6693 / 51°40'9"N

Longitude: -1.771 / 1°46'15"W

OS Eastings: 415936

OS Northings: 196746

OS Grid: SU159967

Mapcode National: GBR 4T3.92S

Mapcode Global: VHB31.894P

Entry Name: Wharf House

Listing Date: 4 July 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1341290

English Heritage Legacy ID: 128957

Location: Kempsford, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold

Civil Parish: Kempsford

Built-Up Area: Fairford Airfield

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Kempsford with Whelford

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

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8/112 Wharf House


Former wharf and wharfinger's house on Thames and Severn Canal.
c1789. Roughcast on stone plinth with alternating stone quoins
also rendered over, slate roof, no stacks visible. Single large
range, 2 storeys and central attic below pediment. Wide shallow
pediment with stone banding and oval glazed oculus across centre of
band at base. Central section below has 2 windows, 4-pane sashes
(originally 12-pane) in plain stone surrounds with keystone. Two
similar on ground floor and central doorway with same surrounds
partially masked by C19 gabled timber porch. Fire insurance
plaque over (name of company not visible). Flanking wings
originally had 12-pane sash each on first floor, now half blockers
with 2-light wood casements in upper half. Door below with
continuous vertical stone surround for door and window. The side
wings were the original wharf and both retain original stone floors
on ground floor. Parapet wall at top masks slope of roof which
continues line of pediment. One of 3 identical buildings - also
at Cirencester (demolished) and Cricklade (altered) - and in nearly
original condition.

Listing NGR: SU1593696746

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