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Latitude: 51.3323 / 51°19'56"N
Longitude: -2.0186 / 2°1'6"W
OS Eastings: 398799
OS Northings: 159244
OS Grid: ST987592
Mapcode National: GBR 2V6.DGD
Mapcode Global: VHB4F.YSP1
Plus Code: 9C3V8XJJ+WH
Entry Name: Whistley House
Listing Date: 19 March 1962
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1243109
English Heritage Legacy ID: 446640
Location: Potterne, Wiltshire, SN10
Civil Parish: Potterne
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
ST 95 NE POTTERNE WHISTLEY ROAD
7/175 Whistley House
Small country house, built c1730 for the Kent family, on site and
incorporating fragments of an earlier building. Red brick with
ashlar dressings and Bridgwater tile hipped valley roof with ball-
finials to front hips. Two centre stacks. Square plan with
projecting rear wing and long range to east. Main range is 2-
storey-and-attic with formal 5-window front, but a fragment of
timber framing in rear wall and a length of moulded plinth in the
cellar spine wall suggest that the rear north-east corner of the
square plan incorporates an earlier building and the north-west
corner, though similar in detail to the main front is added
slightly later. Front has 2 gabled dormers with ball-finials and
segment-headed 9-pane windows. Raised moulded stone plinth,
ashlar rusticated quoins, moulded string and moulded coved cornice.
Segment-headed 12-pane sashes in ashlar raised moulded surrounds.
Centre 8-panel door in segment-headed raised moulded surround with
large broken curved pediment over on scroll brackets. Above, a
small arched headed window in heavily moulded frame, said to have
been altered or inserted c1940. Right side wall has 2-light
basement window. Left side has 2-window range of blank windows
with gauged brick heads and flush keystones, one, to ground floor
left, opened up for C20 sash. Rear has door in flush moulded
surround and 12-pane sash to each floor to right. Rear wing in
red brick with hipped valley roof, the ground floor canted in for
access to main rear door. Long north-east 2-storey range with
half-hipped roof and ridge stack over a straight joint. Windows
mostly C20 metal casements, but some cambered-head timber
casements. The further end has thicker walls and may be C18, the
nearer end possibly a later rebuilding of a timber-frame structure.
Interior: fielded panelled room to ground floor south-east with
pilasters and shell cupboard. Centre hall has heavily scrolled
timber stair arch. Dog-leg stair with turned balusters, moulded
rail and panelled dado. First floor rooms have early to mid C18
fireplaces and some panelling. Changes of level at rear north-
east, ground floor timber-lintel fireplace and chamfered spine beam
may represent part of a C17 house.
Whistley House was held by the Kent family from c1620 to 1800 and
known as Butchers in C17 and C18. Inventories survive for 1704
and 1719 but house was probably rebuilt for Henry Kent c1730.
(Wiltshire Buildings Record)
Listing NGR: ST9879959244
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