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Parnella House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Devizes, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.3533 / 51°21'11"N

Longitude: -1.9965 / 1°59'47"W

OS Eastings: 400338

OS Northings: 161579

OS Grid: SU003615

Mapcode National: GBR 2V1.02Q

Mapcode Global: VHB4G.B7WX

Plus Code: 9C3W9233+89

Entry Name: Parnella House

Listing Date: 9 April 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250833

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433315

Location: Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Devizes

Built-Up Area: Devizes

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Devizes St John

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

(North East side)

No 23 (Parnella House)
ST 9961 2/118 9.4.54.


C18. 3 storeys. An elaborate front with rusticated ground floor walling faced
with Doric screen, probably later in date, of 6 free-standing columns supporting
entablature built on to main wall. Chamfered quoins to upper part. Slightly
projecting central bay. Moulded and bracketed cornice with central pediment.
Parapet with moulded coping. Slate roof. Upper part has flanking 2-storey
angular bays, resting on ground floor order. The lst floor windows of bays,
Palladian type with entablature to side lights, architrave and keystone to centre
lights. Single central 2nd floor window with architrave and keystone. Central
niche on 1st floor (later insertion in former window ?) in architrave with rusticat
blocks and triple keystone and projecting bracketed cill. Niche has good statue
of Aesculapius. On ground floor - 4 windows and central 5-panel door with upper
panel glazed. Good brass lion head knocker, cast iron foot scraper left hand.
No glazing bars to windows. One bay extension lft hand with 6-panel passage
door, flush type, architrave surround. One window over. Right hand ground
floor room has a good early C18 fireplace with carved ornament, and very unusual
enriched ceiling beam with interlaced curved ornament, enriched cornice moulding
to beam and ceiling. Good contemporary stair, turned balusters and moulded

No 21 to 24 (consec) and The Black Swan Hotel form a group.

Listing NGR: SU0033861579

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

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