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Wiltshire County Council Offices, County and Magistrates Court

A Grade II Listed Building in Chippenham, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.4575 / 51°27'26"N

Longitude: -2.1144 / 2°6'51"W

OS Eastings: 392149

OS Northings: 173174

OS Grid: ST921731

Mapcode National: GBR 2SJ.D8P

Mapcode Global: VH96C.9MKK

Plus Code: 9C3VFV4P+X6

Entry Name: Wiltshire County Council Offices, County and Magistrates Court

Listing Date: 22 June 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1268062

English Heritage Legacy ID: 462288

Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Chippenham

Built-Up Area: Chippenham

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Chippenham with Tytherton Lucas

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


930-1/10/92 (West side)
22/06/78 Nos.9 AND 10
Wiltshire County Council Offices,
County and Magistrates' Court


House, now county offices. c1840. Limestone ashlar facade,
rubblestone to the rear with brick architraves to the rear
wing, slate mansard roof with ashlar slacks to right of centre
and rear wing. Double-depth plan with late C19 rear wing.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with attics and basement; 4-window range.
Coped gable ends and parapet, platband and plinth. The
original pedimented Tuscan doorcase, now a window, was to the
left of centre. It is flanked on the ground floor by
tripartite windows set in semi-elliptical recesses with
roundels to the keystones, now with late C19 plate-glass
sashes. Above the door a semicircular-arched 6/6-pane sash
window is flanked by similar Venetian windows with another to
the far right over a wide semicircular-arched carriage
entrance (now the door). The arch has roll-edge moulding to
the intrados and Regency-style iron gates probably C20. Hipped
dormers with 2-light casement windows over the Venetian
windows, single-light over the original door.
INTERIOR: the right-hand ground-floor room between the
original entrance and the carriage entrance, possibly a former
dining room, has a high skirting board; an elaborate cornice;
a recess to the rear, probably for a sideboard, flanked by
Corinthian columns; and reeded moulding to entrance hall, now
part of the room, has a cornice stopped behind a shallow
panelled arch on corbels to the former stairwell.

Listing NGR: ST9214573168

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

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