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Sevington House

A Grade II Listed Building in Grittleton, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.5071 / 51°30'25"N

Longitude: -2.1886 / 2°11'18"W

OS Eastings: 387007

OS Northings: 178699

OS Grid: ST870786

Mapcode National: GBR 1QH.KGN

Mapcode Global: VH964.0DV0

Entry Name: Sevington House

Listing Date: 29 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1198577

English Heritage Legacy ID: 315848

Location: Grittleton, Wiltshire, SN14

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Grittleton

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Grittleton and Leigh Delamere

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text

ST 87 NE (south side)

7/37 Sevington House


House remodelled 1935 by G. Parker-Pearson from C17 house, then two
cottages. Rubble stone with stone slate roof, end stacks and ridge
stack. 1½ storeys. Original house had gable to left and two to
centre, one of centre gables has been built out as porch bay and a
fourth gable added to right. All the new work is in re-used stone.
Left end has ovolo-moulded 3-light below and 2-light in gable, both
with hoodmoulds and probably orginal, then a ground floor 3-light
recessed cyma-moulded window with hoodmould, in place of a door and
C20 three-light stair-light to right under eaves. Projecting porch
has reused 2-light recessed cyma-moulded window in gable and reused
oak-plank door in moulded oak frame below. C20 hood on brackets.
To right 2-light recessed cyma-moulded mullion window to ground
floor and gable above, both original. To right, ground floor small
oval light and gable above with reused similar 2-light cyma-moulded
window. Within porch is moulded stone C17 inner doorway. Rear has
original gabled wings with end stacks and wall-face gable to right,
but between gables and at left end are C20 additions.
Interior has heavy beamed ceilings throughout and much imported
woodwork. In hall oak turned balusters to stairs, said to be C17
from Somerset. Original timber-lintel fireplace. Dining-room to
east has original timber-lintel fireplace, beams and joists.
Imported C17 panelling. Lounge at west end has imported Tudor
arched fireplace inscribed Thomas Taylor 1571. Upstairs east room
has original bolection-moulded stone fireplace and shelf, west room
has imported moulded Tudor-arched fireplace.
(Ideal Home, December 1939, 402-10)

Listing NGR: ST8700778699

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

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