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Oriel House

A Grade II Listed Building in Hilperton, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.3347 / 51°20'5"N

Longitude: -2.1848 / 2°11'5"W

OS Eastings: 387222

OS Northings: 159532

OS Grid: ST872595

Mapcode National: GBR 1SN.6GM

Mapcode Global: VH96X.2QV4

Entry Name: Oriel House

Listing Date: 14 June 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1021777

English Heritage Legacy ID: 314440

Location: Hilperton, Wiltshire, BA14

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Hilperton

Built-Up Area: Trowbridge

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Hilperton with Whaddon St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

(west side)
7/16 No 74 (Oriel House)

The description shall be amended to read:

(west side)

No 74 (Oriel House)


Semi-detached house. Early C18 and 1844, altered early C20. Limestone, ashlar,
Welsh slate roof with coped verges and ashlar stacks. Two storeys with attic,
3 bays with 2-storey C18 wing to rear right (part of this now belonging to no 73
(q.v.)). Central, gabled, 3-storey porch having a 2-light recessed chamfered
mullioned casement window to ground and 1st floors, a 1-light casement to attic,
all with hoodmoulds and cast-iron hexagonal glazing bars, and in the gable a date-
stone with relief lettering, "1844"; Tudor-arched board door with hoodmould to
right return. 3-light mullioned casement windows to outer bays, that on ground
floor left replaced by early-C20 bay window, that to ground floor right with
glazing bars as porch, otherwise early C20 small-paned iron casements. Gable ends
of main range each have a canted bay window to ground floor, a 2-light mullioned
casement to 1st floor, and a 1-light window to attic. Right return has principal
facade of the wing, which has two 3-light ovolo-moulded mullion casements to each
floor (and a later 1-light window between them on ground floor), later outshut
added to rear of wing, the roofing metal sweeping up to cover a stone believed to
be dated 1727. Interior: the C18 wing has an inglenook fireplace with chamfer
stone jambs and timber bressumer; in the same room a large scantling chamfered
spine beam. The C19 range has contemporary doors, decorative fireplaces, light
roses and cantilevered stone stair with decorative iron balusters. From 1909 to
1933 the house was occupied by Sir Edward Wallington, treasurer to Queen Mary.


(west side)

7/16 No 74 (Oriel House)


Semi-detached house. Early C18 and late C19. Limestone ashlar,
Welsh slate roof with coped verges and ashlar stacks. Two-storey,
3-window. Central gabled 3-storey porch with Tudor-arched planked
door on right side, with hoodmould, front has 2-light recessed
chamfered mullioned casement to ground and first floor and single-
light to attic, all with hoodmoulds and cast-iron hexagonal
glazing. Range to right of porch has 3-light mullioned casement
to ground and first floor, plat band to first floor, stone
corbelled eaves, range to left has C20 single-storey extension.
Right and left returns have ground floor canted bays, 2-light
mullioned casements to first floor and single-lights to attic.
Early C18 rear wing; partly No 73 (q.v.), has 3-light ovolo-
mullioned casements. Interior not accessible at time of survey
(May 1987).

Listing NGR: ST8722259532

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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