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A Grade I Listed Building in Keevil, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.3217 / 51°19'18"N

Longitude: -2.1185 / 2°7'6"W

OS Eastings: 391838

OS Northings: 158071

OS Grid: ST918580

Mapcode National: GBR 1SX.55X

Mapcode Global: VH974.71DM

Plus Code: 9C3V8VCJ+MJ

Entry Name: Talboys

Listing Date: 11 September 1968

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1262752

English Heritage Legacy ID: 434205

Location: Keevil, Wiltshire, BA14

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Keevil

Built-Up Area: Keevil

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Keevil St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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ST 95 NW
(south side)
7/148 Talboys

Detached house. Late C14 to mid C15, east wing added 1876 and
whole restored 1899 by Mr. Adye of Bradford-on-Avon. Timber-
framing with wattle and daub panels on dressed limestone plinth,
stone slate roof, ashlar stack with moulded capping. Two bay open
hall with cross wing to west, firmer services and 1876 matching
cross wing to east. Two-storey and attic, 4-window front. Planked
and studded door in wooden Tudor-arched doorway within gabled C19
porch, 3-light and 4-light wooden mullioned casements to left, 6-
light hall window to right, first floor has 4-light and 5-light
mullioned casements; all with cusped headed lights and leaded
green stained glass, all restored. C15 solar wing to right has two
5-light mullioned casements to ground floor, jettied first floor
with oriel, 1876 attic windows formed in spandrels between bracing,
decoratively carved barge boards. 1876 wing to left matches solar
wing. Right return has external stack for solar, 3-light mullioned
casements to right, small 2-light to first floor, gabled garderobe
turret to right with 2-light mullioned casements. Left return has
mullioned casements and side door. Rear has central 2-storey
porch, formerly on front prior to restoration, with stone ground
floor, timber-framed first floor, 3-light and 4-light mullioned
casements either side and C20 steel casement inserted to right,
solar wing to left has 6-light mullioned casements to ground floor
and 4-light to first floor, carved barge boards, rear wooden
mullioned casements have no cusping and leaded glass is clear.
Rear of 1876 wing similar to front
Interior. Screens passage divides former services on left from
hall on right. Service bay has very deep chamfered beam with
stepped stops, 1876 inscribed on C19 stone fireplace. Two-bay open
hall has arch-braced collar truss roof with moulded soffits and
three tiers of curved windbraces, original gallery on south wall,
probably moved here from above screen's passage; the first floor
over the latter is jettied. C19 stairs to gallery. Parlour beyond
hall has fine panelled ceiling with moulded beams and carved
bosses, wall paintings on plaster partly covered over, restored
Tudor-arched fireplace. Solar above has full panelling, arch-
braced collar truss roof with one tier of curved windbracing.
Various features have been restored or may be C19, including wall
paintings in the hall; a Talbot dog with crusader flag on wall
opposite screen's passage. The house was possibly built by Thomas
Barkesdale, a clothier, owned by the Talboy family in 1760s. Miss
Chamberlain paid for the restoration in 1876.
(Unpublished records of the RCHM (E), Salisbury)

Listing NGR: ST9183858071

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