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Whetham House

A Grade II Listed Building in Calne Without, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.4119 / 51°24'42"N

Longitude: -2.0311 / 2°1'51"W

OS Eastings: 397932

OS Northings: 168099

OS Grid: ST979680

Mapcode National: GBR 2T6.H8Z

Mapcode Global: VHB41.RS30

Entry Name: Whetham House

Listing Date: 31 July 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1240082

English Heritage Legacy ID: 438186

Location: Calne Without, Wiltshire, SN11

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Calne Without

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Calne and Blackland St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


5/122 Whetham House



Country house, early to mid C17 probably on earlier core with C19
extensions. Rubble stone originally plastered with stone slate
roofs, coped gables and ashlar stacks. Two storeys and attic,
complex rambling plan. South front range has 2 gables set to
right, each with 3-light recessed chamfered mullion window and
hoodmould and 6-window range below of 2-light mullion-and-transom
windows with hoodmoulds, the hoods linked by flush ashlar band, the
original mullions and transoms replaced in timber. Six windows
above, 5 below and C19 gabled porch to left with door in plain
ashlar surround within. Carved stone fragments under first floor
left window. To left projects a C19 ironstone gable with large
mullion-and-transom windows, west end gable is also C19 in similar
style. East end gable has urn finial, 3-light to attic, and 2-
light mullion-and-transom window to each floor below as on south
front. Behind main range are 2 parallel ranges, the east range
largely C19 or early C20, the west range C17 with two 2-light stone
mullion-and-transom windows with hoodmoulds to each floor and
ornate armorial cartouche between upper windows. A cross-wing at
north end of west range has west end mullion window to attic and
mullion-and-transom 2-light to each floor below, all with
hoodmoulds. The north side of this wing has 2-light mullion-and-
transom windows to each floor each side of door and further bay to
left with 20-pane sash over C20 matching mullion-and-transom
window. To left a C19 north gable projects and east gable of wing
is also C19. East range enclosing small rear court is apparently a
C19 addition behind front range and an early C20 addition with 2
triangular oriels and open gallery infilling to right.
Interior mostly altered in C19.
Whetham House is recorded in the possession of the same family from
the C13, the Fynamore family from c1250 to 1574, then by descent
to the Ernle family and in late C18 to the Money family, called
Money-Kyrle from c1800. Sir J. Ernle, died 1697,was Chancellor of
the Exchequer. Queen Anne stayed at the house in 1703.

Listing NGR: ST9792668156

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

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