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Cole Park

A Grade II* Listed Building in St. Paul Malmesbury Without, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.5663 / 51°33'58"N

Longitude: -2.0872 / 2°5'14"W

OS Eastings: 394049

OS Northings: 185271

OS Grid: ST940852

Mapcode National: GBR 2R6.M47

Mapcode Global: VH95S.RWXN

Plus Code: 9C3VHW87+G4

Entry Name: Cole Park

Listing Date: 12 December 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1022270

English Heritage Legacy ID: 315771

ID on this website: 101022270

Location: Wiltshire, SN16

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: St. Paul Malmesbury Without

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Malmesbury and Brokenborough

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Cole Park


Former medieval monastic deer-park, royal Tudor stud-farm and latterly country seat of the Audley, Harvey and Lovell families, now country house. Moated site of monastic lodge; earliest extant work of the mid C16 (Robert Bolton resident in 1555), 1625
refenestration during Sir George Marshall's ownership, c1700 alterations including the insertion of a new staircase for John Harvey, substantial additions in 1775-6 (dated on south-east gabled wing) for John and Sarah Lovell, repairs in 1796 for Peter Lovell
and additions and thorough internal refurbishment in 1981 (dated above oriel on east front) by William Bertram. Tudor and Georgian brickwork with stone dressings, ashlar to north front of C18 block, ashlar C18 stacks and brick Tudor stacks, Cornish slates to C18 block, stone slates to remaining ranges. Irregular T-shaped plan with long north-south Tudor range and C18 block set at right-angles to the west. North front with recessed 2-storey, 4-bay Tudor range to left and 2-storey, 5-bay C18 block to right. Windows to C16 range are early C17 stone cross-mullions, those to C18 block are 12-pane sashes set in moulded architraves with flat projecting cornices to the ground floor. First and second floor string courses to C16 range with blocking course to parapet; central engaged Doric porch with metope frieze to C18 block: part-glazed
door. First floor reeded string course, bracketted cornice and parapet with blind balustraded sections either side of central incised panel; 3 hipped dormers. West front of brick and stone dressings with 2-storey canted bays to each end. South front with
gabled end of C18 block to left, Tudor range to right and 2 gabled C18 wings to south-east end. Single, 2-light and cross-mullion fenestration to C16 range with tall gabled stair turret to the left and 3 tall paired stacks set on the diagonal and with lateral flues to the right. Interior. Oak circular newel stair to south turret, c1700 grand staircase with ramped handrail, turned and graded balusters and massive oak treads and bolection moulded fireplace to ground floor entrance hall. (Aubrey & Jackson, Wiltshire Collections, 1862; June Badeni, Wiltshire Forefathers, 1906; Country Life, 23 April 1964; N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, 1975)

Listing NGR: ST9404985271

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