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The Old Balcony House

A Grade II Listed Building in Sherston, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.571 / 51°34'15"N

Longitude: -2.2138 / 2°12'49"W

OS Eastings: 385278

OS Northings: 185811

OS Grid: ST852858

Mapcode National: GBR 1PP.K3N

Mapcode Global: VH95Q.LS01

Plus Code: 9C3VHQCP+9F

Entry Name: The Old Balcony House

Listing Date: 12 December 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1023245

English Heritage Legacy ID: 318127

Location: Sherston, Wiltshire, SN16

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Sherston

Built-Up Area: Sherston

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Sherston Magna

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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ST 8485-8585

HIGH STREET (west side)
No 31 (The Old Balcony House)


Row house. Probable medieval origin, rebuilt in the late C17 with
minor late C19 alterations. Squared and coursed dressed stone with
stone dressings and gabled stone slate roof with rear stone stack.
L-shaped plan. Three storeys and attic, 3-window street front.
Central 2-storey projecting porch with balcony which gives the
house its name. Windows to first floor and same level to porch are
ovolo-moulded cross-mullions with casements; 2-light mullions to
outer bays of upper floor with hoodmoulds and central tripartite
casement window giving onto balcony. Two glazed late C19 bays to
ground floor windows either side of porch. Porch has gabled hood
and plank door and 2 keyed oculi to light inner space on side
walls. Further plank door to side passage to right. Moulded
string courses above ground and first floor windows. Further 2-
light mullions to end walls at attic level and to rear range.
Interior. Original butt-purlin, collar beam roof structure to both
ranges and some C17 panelling to first floor passage. Queen Anne
is reputed to have slept in the balcony room in 1705 on her way to

Listing NGR: ST8527885811

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