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Obelisk House

A Grade II Listed Building in Warminster, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.2056 / 51°12'20"N

Longitude: -2.1886 / 2°11'18"W

OS Eastings: 386923

OS Northings: 145167

OS Grid: ST869451

Mapcode National: GBR 1V5.CH4

Mapcode Global: VH97H.0YVP

Entry Name: Obelisk House

Listing Date: 28 April 1952

Last Amended: 31 March 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1193636

English Heritage Legacy ID: 312855

Location: Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Warminster

Built-Up Area: Warminster

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Warminster St Denys

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

(West Side)
No 1 (Obelisk House).
[Formerly listed as No 1
(Emwell House)]
ST 8645 SE 5/75 28.4.52.


Now divided into flats. Late C18 or early C19. 2 storeys. Ashlar on squared
rubble base. Plain string at 1st floor level, moulded string over 1st floor
windows. Plain frieze and moulded coved coping over parapet. Old tile roof.
2 brick chimneys. 5 windows on 1st floor, sashes, centre 3 Panes wide, remainder
4 panes. Four 4-paned windows on ground floor and central 6-panel door in plain
arched recess with raised architrave and keystone, doorhead ornamented with
key pattern, and delicate fanlight of circular pattern and device of letters
S and W and shield. The initials S. W. apparently represent the builder of the
front, Samuel White. An ancestor of the same name, or possibly the same man
when much younger, probably built No 3 Church Street. Gabled 2 storey extension
to rear with tile hung 1st floor. The back of Obelisk House is irregular and
gabled. To left hand of the street front is a 2 storey rubble extension, probably
early C19, with 2 small windows and door on ground floor, and a modern and faced
turretted clock at roof level. Erected 1913. 2 bronze plaques on house commemorating
the clock to John Hall famous Tariff Reformer in West of England 1830-1909.

Listing NGR: ST8691745167

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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