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79, High Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in Corsham, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.4348 / 51°26'5"N

Longitude: -2.184 / 2°11'2"W

OS Eastings: 387302

OS Northings: 170661

OS Grid: ST873706

Mapcode National: GBR 1R9.SSF

Mapcode Global: VH96J.367D

Plus Code: 9C3VCRM8+W9

Entry Name: 79, High Street

Listing Date: 20 December 1960

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1022054

English Heritage Legacy ID: 315252

Location: Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Corsham

Built-Up Area: Corsham

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Greater Corsham

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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ST 8770
(west side)
5/225 No 79

House, C16 or earlier, roughcast rubble stone with stone tiled
roofs. One and a half storeys, Z-plan with main range gable-ended
to street and wings projecting to north-east and south-west. End
wall stacks to wings, ridge stack to main range. East end, to
street, has main coped gable with 2-light hollow-moulded mullion
window over 3-light flush chamfered mullion window. Studded plank
door to right in chamfered surround. To right, east side of wing
has upper dormer gable with 2-light recessed cyma-moulded window
over 2-light ovolo-moulded window. North gable end of wing has
blank panel and end wall stack on east roof slope. Rear west wall
stack and large lean-to in angle to main range with north end door.
Original pointed-arched doorway with plank door to cross-passage is
within lean-to extension. Main range north front has ground floor
2-light and single light, to right of lean-to, and upper 2-light
window, all ovolo-moulded. Roof is hipped at north-west angle.
Stone-tiled single storey addition at west end, and to right, west
side of south-west wing has recessed chamfered mullion window with
hoodmould to each floor, 2-light above, 3-light below. South
gable end is windowless and projects slightly beyond south front of
main range. South front has pointed-arched former door to cross-
passage, now with 4-pane intersecting glazing bar window, small
hipped eaves-breaking dormer over, 2-light ovolo-moulded window to
right with similar window in dormer gable over and blocked ground
floor window beyond.
Interior: Heavy 4-panel beamed ceiling at south-east extending
over present entrance passage. Room above has wind-brace and
stone Tudor-arched fireplace with shelf. Closed string stair with
moulded rail. Early C18 panelled door from stair to north east
upper room. Cross-passage has one pointed arched doorway on east
side, to entrance passage and 2 on west side, one to rear passage,
one to south-west ground floor room which has moulded Tudor-arched
fireplace. House is recorded as owned by Bolton or Tomson Family
from c1540 to 1597, L. Kington 1597-1606 and W. Moxham and his
descendants 1606-1762 when bought by P. Methuen.
(H. Brakspear Corsham n.d. 25.)

Listing NGR: ST8730270661

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