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Kings House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8851 / 51°53'6"N

Longitude: -2.0507 / 2°3'2"W

OS Eastings: 396608

OS Northings: 220724

OS Grid: SO966207

Mapcode National: GBR 2MC.Y2L

Mapcode Global: VHB1Q.DWR8

Plus Code: 9C3VVWPX+2P

Entry Name: Kings House

Listing Date: 22 April 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386658

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474054

Location: Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cheltenham

Civil Parish: Charlton Kings

Built-Up Area: Cheltenham

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Charlton Kings St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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630-1/34/109 (West side)
22/04/50 No.37
King's House


House. c1603 for Robert Hawthorne, probably updating an
earlier house on the site, with late C17 addition to south;
subdivided c1800; later additions and alterations including
restoration c1900-1910 by SH Healing, architect. Timber-frame
with freestone plinth and a stone wing to south-east, brick
lean-to abuts this at south-west; stone slate roof with some
C20 replacement slates, stone ridge stack.
PLAN/EXTERIOR: 2-cell plan with off-centre stack and
back-to-back fireplaces with stair to SE side. The east and
west fronts are jettied. Plinth, sill beam. Mainly close
studding, the corner sections on the east front have
ornamental small square panels with concave lozenges. Jetty
beams have an ogee and ovolo moulding. Entrance to south-west
lean-to: C17 wide-plank door and heavy strap hinges in frame
with ogee and ovolo moulding and weathered vase stops, above
to main block, SE facade a small 2-light window with an ovolo
mullion. NW facade has 3 original projecting oriel windows (2
to first-floor), each divided into 12 lights by ovolo mullions
and a moulded transom; each with ovolo and ogee moulding on
the sill and transom and an ogee-moulded lintel; square
projecting bay built to match to ground floor. SW gable-end
has 2-light ground-floor window with ovolo mullion; 2-light
casement on first floor. NE gable-end has two 12-light
transomed windows, that to ground floor, off-centre, retains
sill, lintel and corner mullions, otherwise replaced;
decorative barge-board.
INTERIOR: extensive exposed timber-framing; jowled post. Hall
ceiling divided into 12 panels by heavy chamfered beams;
fireplace of chamfered freestone with massive lintel and vase
stops on the jambs. 6-panel door to lobby has carved lozenge
motif in segmental-arched surround. Parlour (dining room) on
south-west has stone lintel with chamfer. Parlour ceiling
divided into 6 panels by chamfered beams; similar but smaller
fireplace. Winder stairs to first floor and to attic, central
newel post.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the original entrance was probably to the NE
wall. Known as Robert Hawthorne's House, after its tenant of
1608 and later Hawthorne Villa, the present name dates from
1933. In the late C17 the house was held by Charles Hawthorne

and Elizabeth his wife.
The only unspoilt example of a Charlton Kings yeoman's house
to survive.
The same lozenge panel decoration occurs at Ham Court, Ham
Road (qv).
(Paget M (ed), Charlton Kings Local History Society: A History
of Charlton Kings: Gloucester: 1988-: 59; Charlton Kings Local
History Society Bulletin: 1979-: 16-17; Charlton Kings Local
History Society Bulletin 18: 1987-: 5-15).

Listing NGR: SO9660820724

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