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Old Wardour House

A Grade II Listed Building in Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.0356 / 51°2'8"N

Longitude: -2.0889 / 2°5'20"W

OS Eastings: 393859

OS Northings: 126254

OS Grid: ST938262

Mapcode National: GBR 2YL.STS

Mapcode Global: FRA 66JC.S0R

Plus Code: 9C3V2WP6+6C

Entry Name: Old Wardour House

Listing Date: 6 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1183506

English Heritage Legacy ID: 320807

Location: Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire, SP3

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Donhead St. Andrew

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Donhead St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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4/23 Old Wardour House


Detached house. C17 and C18. Limestone ashlar, tiled roof with
gable end brick stacks and coped verges. Two parallel ranges with
former stables attached to south. Two-storey, 5-window south
front; sashes. C19 four-panelled door in trellised porch to
centre bay of C18 range to right, three 12-pane sashes with
keystones to left and one sash to right. First floor has two 12-
pane sashes with keystones to left and three 12-pane sashes in
recessed chamfered architraves to right, the two left bays are
addition of c1800. Attached to right return is lean-to extension
with C20 pointed windows, 24-pane fixed window over glazed door,
raking buttresses. Left return has bull's-eye to ground floor and
round-arched stair window to first floor, attached to left is
former stable, converted to part of house in 1968, with six C20
casements and tiled roof. Rear of main house has C20 door, nine-
pane sash and blocked chamfered doorway to left, two 2-pane sashes
with keystones and 9-pane fixed window to right, first floor has
blocked 2-light recessed chamfered mullioned casement, three sashes
in recessed chamfered architraves, small 4-pane sash and two sashes
to right. East gable of former stable block has large moulded
elliptical-headed doorway with keystone and imposts and C20 glazed
door, rear of range has four pointed fixed windows and C20 dormers.
Interior of house has stairs with barleysugar balusters and
wreathed moulded handrails, marble fireplaces. This house is
reputed to have been occupied by the Arundells following the
destruction of Old Wardour Castle during the Civil War and the
building of Wardour Castle (q.v.) 1770-76.

Listing NGR: ST9385926254

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