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26 27, Church Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Semington, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.3437 / 51°20'37"N

Longitude: -2.1472 / 2°8'49"W

OS Eastings: 389844

OS Northings: 160521

OS Grid: ST898605

Mapcode National: GBR 1SH.PZ8

Mapcode Global: VH96X.QHQ8

Entry Name: 26 27, Church Street

Listing Date: 29 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1262376

English Heritage Legacy ID: 435198

Location: Semington, Wiltshire, BA14

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Semington

Built-Up Area: Semington

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Semington

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

ST 86 SE
(south side)
4/185 Nos 26 and 27

Detached house, now two cottages. Mid C16, wings probably late
C16. Square-panelled timber-framing with plastered panels partly
rebuilt in rubble stone, Bridgwater tiled roof with brick stacks.
Three-bay main range with wings projecting to front, entrances now
on outward facing sides of wings. No 26 has C20 door and 2-light
casements to ground floor of east wing, 2-light recessed chamfered
mullioned casement and 5-light casement to first floor, gable end
of wing has large stone external stack, blocked Tudor-arched attic
light, side facing courtyard has 2-light casements. Main range has
half-glazed door and 2-light casement to front, three 2-light
casements to first floor. Rear has C20 extension with mullioned
casements within, 2-light mullioned casements, and wooden casements
to first floor, No 27 has 2-storey, 2-window west front with
planked door, 2-light casement to left, first floor has 3-light
wood mullioned window to left, two 2-light casements to right,
partly rubble stone. Gable end of wing to road has 3-light
casement to ground floor and 2-light casement to first floor.
Interior: No 26 contains former parlour wing of the house with
fine moulded cross-beams to ceiling and moulded vertical posts in
corners, large stone square fireplace. Entrance hall and central
room have deep chamfered beams with stepped stops. Winding stairs
against front wall of main range with C17 turned balusters and
square newel with finial to landing, boxed in with plank and
muntin. Good planked doors with moulded muntins, ornamental strap
hinges, moulded architraves with zig-zag ornament to cornices.
Timber-framed partitions and external frame visible especially to
first floor. No 27 has large open fireplace on end wall of main
range; probably former 'hall' and service end of house, chamfered
lintel on stone jambs, lintel has raised lozenge ornament with
initials IW and IV, chamfered beams with jewel and ogee stops.
First floor room over kitchen has Tudor-arched stone fireplace,
small wall cupboard with butterfly hinges. Roof over main range
raised and renewed when wings added; 4 bays over centre of main
range with larger bays to ends, wings have 2-bay roofs.
(Wiltshire Buildings Record, Devizes)

Listing NGR: ST8984460521

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