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Seend House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Seend, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3473 / 51°20'50"N

Longitude: -2.0828 / 2°4'58"W

OS Eastings: 394327

OS Northings: 160917

OS Grid: ST943609

Mapcode National: GBR 2TX.G71

Mapcode Global: VH96Y.VD7H

Entry Name: Seend House

Listing Date: 19 March 1962

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1243855

English Heritage Legacy ID: 448275

Location: Seend, Wiltshire, SN12

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Seend

Built-Up Area: Seend

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

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Listing Text

SEEND HIGH STREET
ST 9460
(south side)
13/310 Seend House
19.3.62
GV II*

House, c1805-10 for Thomas Bruges, ashlar with low pitched slate
hipped roofs and ashlar stacks. Three storeys, formal north and
south fronts, square plan. Six-window north front with slightly
projected pedimented centre and carved arms in tympanum. Plinth,
channelled rusticated ground floor, panelled plat-band, plain
raised angle strips and band to upper floors, modillion cornice and
parapet. Sash windows, 9-pane to top floor, 12-pane to main
floors. Large ground floor sashes have reeded lintel strips,
blank arch over and are set in large arched frame with reeded
surround. Centre has rusticated piers, rusticated walling and
raised arched-headed reeded surround to 6-panel door with traceried
fanlight. Projecting Greek Doric porch, paired-columns with
fluted necks, entablature with triplets of guttae. West end wall
has 3-window range, similarly detailed, centre-broken forward
slightly. Sashes to upper floors, blank ground floor windows in
reeded arched recesses. South front is 5-window with raised
centre and angle piers, moulded cornice, broken forward over piers
and reeded string courses stopped at piers. Centre bay has half-
glazed door in Roman Doric 2-column porch with pilaster responds,
large arched stair light above, breaking string course and top-
floor small 3:9:3-pane tripartite sash. Sides have large ground
floor 4:12:4-pane tripartite windows with moulded lintel and blank
segmental arch over, first floor 12-pane sashes and 9-pane sashes
above. East end has flat-roofed addition with basement under.
Interior: fine complete Regency interior with mahogany doors in
moulded surrounds, plaster cornices, fireplaces with original
grates. Geometrical stone staircase with moulded ends to treads
and iron rails. Unusual variations on classical detailing
throughout. House was built for T. Bruges (1751-1835), Melksham
maltster and passed to W.H. Ludlow-Bruges (d.1855) and R.H. Ludlow-
Bruges (1907).
(E. Bradby, Seend A Wiltshire Village, 1981, 190-5)


Listing NGR: ST9432560919

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