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Latitude: 51.3788 / 51°22'43"N
Longitude: -1.5216 / 1°31'17"W
OS Eastings: 433389
OS Northings: 164519
OS Grid: SU333645
Mapcode National: GBR 70L.D3X
Mapcode Global: VHC1Z.KLXX
Entry Name: Prosperous
Listing Date: 30 July 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1034015
English Heritage Legacy ID: 310878
Location: Shalbourne, Wiltshire, RG17
Civil Parish: Shalbourne
Traditional County: Berkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
SU 36 SW
House. Early and mid C19. Brick with tiled roof. Centre block 2-
storey and attic, 3 bays, with gabled central porch and double
glazed doors under round arch. Three-light sash and casement
windows with gauged brick lintels. Centre bay raised as pediment,
with large round-headed window. Dentilled eaves. Roof half-hipped
and with 2 gabled dormers. Two-storey bay window added to right
elevation and extensive later rear 2-storey wing. Parallel rear
block of later C19 with shallow central gable of blue vitrified
brick. Brick dentilled eaves. Roof hipped.
Interior has some bolection moulded panelling, probably C19. The
present building appears to replace a C17 brick structure on the
same site, the bricks now reused as pavings. This earlier house
was the house of Jethro Tull the agricultural improver, 1674 - 1740
and was called Mount Prosperous. Tull moved here c.1709 and wrote
'Horsehoing Husbandry' (1733) and other works. (References: DNB
pp 1231-1233; Jnl. Royal Agric. Soc. of England, 3rd ser. 1891.)
Listing NGR: SU3338964519
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