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Church House

A Grade II Listed Building in Calne, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.4376 / 51°26'15"N

Longitude: -2.0032 / 2°0'11"W

OS Eastings: 399875

OS Northings: 170953

OS Grid: ST998709

Mapcode National: GBR 2SV.Y2S

Mapcode Global: VHB42.74C9

Plus Code: 9C3VCXQW+2P

Entry Name: Church House

Listing Date: 8 July 1976

Last Amended: 22 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246438

English Heritage Legacy ID: 455157

Location: Calne, Wiltshire, SN11

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Calne

Built-Up Area: Calne

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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755-1/5/32 (East side)
08/07/76 No.30
Church House
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)
Nos.28 AND 30)


House, now hall and office. C17, refronted c1720, part of
attic removed and re-roofed mid C19 to form first-floor hall.
Limestone rubble and ashlar dressings, ashlar gable stacks and
slate roof. Double-depth plan.
2 storeys and attic; 3-window range. Coped gables with moulded
kneelers. Central doorway with dressed surround and bracketed
flat canopy, ashlar plinth, with squared, coursed rubble to
upper wall. 6-panel door with 3-pane overlight. Raised ashlar
surround to square ground-floor windows, blocked to the left,
a 6-pane window to the right, and tall C18 6/9-pane sashes
with thick bars. Left-hand gable has an ashlar plinth, blocked
central doorway with ashlar jambs, traces of former steeper
roof; timber lintels to paired ground-floor horned 4/4-pane
sashes, flush first-floor 6/6-pane sashes in exposed frames,
and a small attic casement.
INTERIOR: details include on the ground-floor a C17 left-hand
front dogleg stair with oak risers and treads which rises
around internal wall, 4 heavy chamfered and stopped axial
beams and a large right-hand fireplace with bressumer; first
floor has original left-hand bays with axial and lateral
ceiling beams with 3-inch chamfers and run out stops, and
early C19 small rear dogleg stair with stick balusters to the
attic, which has a collar truss 3-bay roof; longer left-hand
section has a C19 king post roof with tusked purlins over
full-height hall.
The unusual plan form with a large first-floor hall suggests
that this was used, at least from the C18, as a parish meeting

Listing NGR: ST9987970954

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