Historic house returns to private ownership after 100 years
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Hillfield House, a Grade II listed building formally occupied by Gloucestershire County Council Trading Standards team, has recently been taken back into private ownership.
Chartered Surveyors ASH & Co was responsible for the sale. Partner Simon McKeag says, “The property was built in 1867 on the site of a classical villa which dates back to around 1820 and is of significant historical value to the city. It has not been privately owned since the First World War 100 years ago.”
Hillfield House, on Denmark Road in Gloucester, has a number of features of historical interest, including internal stone carvings, a Sicilian black marble floor in the entrance hall, and stained glass windows depicting the events in Gloucester during the War of the Barons.
During the First World War the house became an emergency wartime hospital, caring for around 50 patients, and then became a Church House after it was bought by the Diocese of Gloucester in the 1920s. In 1933 it was acquired by Gloucester City Council and used as their local government offices, until the 1970s when it passed into the hands of the County Council.
Simon continues, “We are pleased to have played a part in the history of this fascinating building and hope that it will continue to be enjoyed for years to come.”