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Bathampton House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Steeple Langford, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.1415 / 51°8'29"N

Longitude: -1.9769 / 1°58'36"W

OS Eastings: 401709

OS Northings: 138030

OS Grid: SU017380

Mapcode National: GBR 2XK.C0Y

Mapcode Global: VHB5F.PK7R

Plus Code: 9C3W42RF+J6

Entry Name: Bathampton House

Listing Date: 23 March 1960

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1146200

English Heritage Legacy ID: 320536

Location: Steeple Langford, Wiltshire, BA12

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Steeple Langford

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Middle Wylye Valley

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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SU 03 NW
(off south side)
2/100 Bathampton House
Country house. 1694 for Francis Perkins and Mompesson family,
altered 1760's for William Moody. Rubble stone and dressed
limestone, tiled hipped roof, four fine ashlar stacks with fielded
panels and moulded cappings. Originally U-plan, small rear
courtyard filled in mid C18. Two-storey with basement and attic, 7
sashes to front. Central door with 6 fielded panels and transom
light in eared architrave with semi-circular Tuscan porch, basement
to left has two 2-light recessed chamfered mullioned casements, to
right is mullioned casement and two 3-light leaded casements,
ground floor has three 12-pane sashes in eared architraves, moulded
wooden eaves cornice to roof with five hipped dormers with 6-pane
top hung casements. Channelled rusticated quoins to front. Left
return has blocked window to ground floor, 2-light mullioned
casement to basement and sash to first floor in eared architrave,
rear range has sashes in C20 restored architraves. Right return
has large external stone stack to left with cross windows to right,
rear range has C20 basement door and 3-light mullioned and
transomed window to ground and first floor. Rear, garden front has
3-storey C19 ashlar canted bay to right with French windows and 8-
pane sashes, basement to left has three 2-light mullioned casements
and door with 6 fielded panels in eared architrave, ground floor
has pair of flush sashes in eared architrave to left, 6-pane sash
over door, two 18-pane sashes with thick glazing bars to centre
bays, 6-pane sash and 12-pane sash lighting stairs. First floor
has tripartite sash to left, 12-pane flush sash and pair of 16-pane
sashes in moulded architraves. Straight joints evidence of former
courtyard to centre of rear facade.
Interior: Most fittings are C18; east stairs probably early C18
with two barleysugar balusters per open string tread, wide moulded
handrail ramped to first floor, stairs up to attics have columnar
balusters, west stairs replaced with lift mid C20. South east room
has full fielded panelling and Adam-style plaster ceiling, doors
with 8 fielded panels. North east drawing room has very fine white
marble Gothick fireplace, reputed to come from Fonthill and
probably late C18; ogee-headed opening flanked by composite
shafts, elaborately carved frieze of allegorical scenes of lawyers
and doctors below coved cornice. White marble fireplace in north
west room probably mid C18. House on site of earlier Mompesson
manor house; their town house is in Salisbury Close.
(N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1975)

Listing NGR: SU0170938030

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