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Latitude: 51.36 / 51°21'36"N
Longitude: -2.1687 / 2°10'7"W
OS Eastings: 388348
OS Northings: 162341
OS Grid: ST883623
Mapcode National: GBR 1S8.QHW
Mapcode Global: VH96X.C2BR
Plus Code: 9C3V9R6J+2G
Entry Name: Monkton House with Attached Garden Walls
Listing Date: 13 November 1962
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1262912
English Heritage Legacy ID: 433819
Location: Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire, SN12
Civil Parish: Broughton Gifford
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
Church of England Parish: Broughton Gifford
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
BROUGHTON GIFFORD MELKSHAM ROAD
ST 86 SE
(off south side)
4/78 Monkton House, with
attached garden walls
Detached house. Late C16, range added to east early C17. Rubble
stone, stone slate roofs with coped verges, lateral and gable end
stone stacks. L-plan early range with stair turret in angle,
parallel range added to north east side. Two-storey and attic, 2-
window south front. Fine door to gable end of C17 range to right
with oval panel, carved Thynne family motto AY BONNE CAUSE and a
carved stag to centre, moulded stone architrave with pediment, 4-
light mullioned and transomed casement with king mullion and
relieving arch to left, 2-light mullioned casement to right. Two
attic gables with 3-light and single-light mullioned casements; all
hollow-chamfered, 1647 datestone to right gable end. Right return
of C17 range has lean-to porch to left with fixed windows and
casements ledged door within, two 2-light recessed hollow-chamfered
mullioned casements with hoodmoulds to right, three 2-light and one
single hollow-chamfered casement to first floor, two attic gables
with 2-light mullioned casements, large raking buttress to left.
To left of entrance front, the angle of the 'L' is filled with
gabled stair turret with 2-light and 3-light mullioned casements,
each arm of the 'L' has lateral gabled stack, 2-light mullioned
casements to left. Left return has French windows, 4-light and 2-
light mullioned casements. Rear of main range has 3-light
mullioned and transomed casement to right, 2-light and 3-light
mullioned casement with relieving arches to left, gable end of
north east range has continuous string courses, main range has two
Interior: C16 range retains many original features; deep
chamfered beams , wainscot panelling and good doors with moulded
ribs, ornamental hinges and decorated locks. Room to left of
entrance has early C18 full moulded panelling, 2 good doors with
eared architraves and pulvinated friezes and cornices. Good
stairs in angle of 'L', framed with square newels with ogee
finials and pendants, closed strings, moulded handrail and moulded
turned balusters, concealed behind boarding but exposed on attic
landing. Original collar and tie beam roof with queen struts.
First floor south west drawing room with wainscot panelling, good
doors with cock's head hinges, Tudor-arched stone fireplace with
consoles to cornice, possible garderobe. C17 wing has newel
stairs up to attics. First floor room has Tudor-arched stone
fireplace with 4 quatrefoils, strapwork cartouches and frieze with
fruit and cherubs, ceiling cornice. South east attic room has
unusual rib-vaulted plaster ceiling with thin moulded ribs and
small stone Tudor-arched fireplace. Acquired by Henry Long of
Whaddon in 1550s, Thomas Long sold the property to James Thynne of
Longleat in 1670. Attached to right of front are good rubble stone
walls with saddleback coping, round-arched doorway with ribbed door
in north east angle of wall, probably c.1600.
(VCH, Wiltshire, Vol 7, 1953; Countryside Treasures, 1969; N.
Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, 1975).
Listing NGR: ST8835262344
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