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Cole Park

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

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Latitude: 51.5662 / 51°33'58"N

Longitude: -2.0872 / 2°5'14"W

OS Eastings: 394049

OS Northings: 185261

OS Grid: ST940852

Mapcode National: GBR 2R6.M48

Mapcode Global: VH95S.RWXQ

Entry Name: Cole Park

Listing Date: 12 December 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1022270

English Heritage Legacy ID: 315771

Location: St. Paul Malmesbury Without, 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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Listing Text

ST 98 NW

GRANGE LANE (east side)
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: ST9404985261

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