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403 and 404

A Grade II Listed Building in Melksham, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.3644 / 51°21'51"N

Longitude: -2.1245 / 2°7'28"W

OS Eastings: 391429

OS Northings: 162816

OS Grid: ST914628

Mapcode National: GBR 1SB.HNX

Mapcode Global: VH96R.4Y7Z

Plus Code: 9C3V9V7G+P6

Entry Name: 403 and 404

Listing Date: 13 February 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1194754

English Heritage Legacy ID: 314426

Location: Melksham Without, Wiltshire, SN12

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Melksham Without

Built-Up Area: Melksham

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Melksham

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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4/209 Nos 403 and 404


Pair of attached houses. Early C19. Ashlar front and sides,
rubblestone to rear, Welsh slate hipped roof with central stone and
brick stacks. 4 storeys, 4 windows. Entrance doors to left and
right are up stone steps to first floor rusticated porches. No 403
has C20 door below fanlight, No. 404 has 6-fielded-panelled double
doors with fanlight. Basement has two 8-pane sashes and French
windows. First floor is rusticated with four 8-pane sashes in
semi-elliptical arched panels. Plat band with key decoration to
second floor, four tall 8-pane sashes with wrought iron balconies.
Third floor has smaller 8-pane sashes, second and third floor
windows are separated by grooved pilasters carried up to cornice,
with panelled frieze below. Blocking course. Left and right
returns have blind windows to second and third floors and
rusticated blind semi-circular arches to first floor of porch.
Interior of No 403 not inspected; No 404 interior has grooved door
cases and second floor drawing room with plaster cornice and marble
fireplace; large 6-panelled double doors link rear and front rooms.
First floor rooms have less elaborate plaster cornices. No 404 has
2 storey gabled mid C19 wing to rear, with two sashes. Part of a
spa development in Melksham of c1815, whose success was shortlived.
(Melksham Guide, 1815; V.C.H. Wiltshire, Vol. 7, 1953).

Listing NGR: ST9142962816

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