Wardle House

A prebendal house for a residentiary canon of Gloucester Cathedral, now public school house, part of the King's School (qv); 1677-1686, C18 alterations, remodelled and extended c1800. Rendered brick and rubble, slate roof, brick stacks. PLAN: double-depth block, built against the east side of the remains of the medieval wall which formerly separated the monks' cemetery from the lay cemetery within the precinct of St Peter's Abbey; entrance front on the north side with a large semicircular bow to

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
571349
Names
Wardle House
Coordinates
51.8668620° N, 2.2463870° W
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Listed on
Grade II listed building
listed building (England)

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Timeline

23 Jan 1952

Wardle House designated a Grade II listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

Wardle House is listed on the National Heritage List for England with the following data. Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing. Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

List Entry ID
1271584
Grade
II
Name
WARDLE HOUSE
Location
WARDLE HOUSE, CATHEDRAL PRECINCTS
District
Gloucester
County
Gloucestershire
Grid Reference
SO 83131 18727

GLOUCESTER

SO8318NW CATHEDRAL PRECINCTS 844-1/8/59 Wardle House 23/01/52

GV II

A prebendal house for a residentiary canon of Gloucester Cathedral, now public school house, part of the King's School (qv); 1677-1686, C18 alterations, remodelled and extended c1800. Rendered brick and rubble, slate roof, brick stacks. PLAN: double-depth block, built against the east side of the remains of the medieval wall which formerly separated the monks' cemetery from the lay cemetery within the precinct of St Peter's Abbey; entrance front on the north side with a large semicircular bow to left, garden front on the east side. EXTERIOR: two storeys and attic; entrance front of four bays and to left a large projecting bow, on the ground floor in third bay from right a late C19, gabled, timber-framed entrance porch with side-lights, within porch the entrance doorway, of c1800, framed by fluted pilasters with leaf capitals and entablature. INTERIOR: central hall has stone paving in diaper pattern with slate inserts at the corners of the slabs; excellent mid C17 open well staircase with pulvinated, closed string, square newels surmounted by carved urns and with pierced drops, twisted balusters and handgrip handrail; on both the first and the second floor landings are three c1800 suspended arches with drops and carved spandrels; room to left refitted in early C19, C19 slate chimney piece; other rooms with C18 panelling arched. HISTORY: in C19 the home of Mary Anne Lewis (Evans), later, as the wife of Benjamin Disraeli, Countess of Beaconsfield...

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Bibliography

  1. “WARDLE HOUSE.” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1271584>