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Great Porch House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Devizes, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.3528 / 51°21'10"N

Longitude: -1.9924 / 1°59'32"W

OS Eastings: 400621

OS Northings: 161523

OS Grid: SU006615

Mapcode National: GBR 2V1.12X

Mapcode Global: VHB4G.F819

Plus Code: 9C3W9235+42

Entry Name: Great Porch House

Listing Date: 9 April 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250885

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433382

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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(East Side)

Nos 6 and 7.
No 8 (Great Porch House)
SU 0061 3a/102A 9.4.54.


Early Cl5. Originally one property which extended behind frontage to form
Great Porch courtyard - the former wings at rear were demolished in 1954.
2 storeys timber frame. Cl9 brick front to Nos 6 and 7. No 8 has gable with
bargeboards. lst floor with joist ends of former overhang and medieval exposed
timber framing, that in gable with slightly curved bracing. 1 sash window
to each floor, glazing bars intact and a small 3 light wooden frame window
with cusped lights to lst floor. Later brick infilling. Plain door. Between
Nos 7 and 8 the archway of Great Porch with a moulded beam over and carved
flowers. Exposed timber framing in gabled rear elevation of No 6. Impressive
arch braced roof framework with massive collar beams and curved wind braces
remains intact over the full length of the building. 4 of the original 6
carved heads decorating the wall plates survive though one is mutilated.
Between the roof timbers are paintings on plaster, each of 8 sections with
3 large crudely painted roses, interspersed with green leaves. No 8 has panelling
to the ground floor front room. Possible ecclesiastical origin.

Nos 6 to 15 (consec) form a group.

Listing NGR: SU0062461516

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